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Acrylic Paints

To brighten your canvas with the most vibrant paints, it’s time to get chemical: it’s time for the acrylic paints category at OnBuy! In this virtual paint shop you’ll find a wide assortment of artist’s and student’s quality acrylic paints. Whatever your skill level you’re guaranteed a great deal. You may also see metallic shades and acrylic powder pigments here too!

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About Acrylic Paint

The vibrant upstart in the visual art world, Acrylic paints have only been around for the last few decades of Art’s millennia-long history, but in that time they’ve already redefined painting permanently. OnBuy respects this quality greatly, which is why we’ve created a category just for this colourful kind of paint.

Acrylic paints were first developed as a cheaper alternative to the more traditional oil paints. This is an advantage that no artist should overlook, but their price point isn’t the only thing this type of paint has to offer. Professional artists fell in love with this paint’s incredible versatility: With an acrylic paint you can paint on any surface that’s oil and wax free, including canvas, wood and paper, but glass and rocks as well. If you want to experiment with a new medium, you’ll love what our selection has to offer.

Another brilliant reason to pick acrylic paints is their vibrancy. There is a dizzying number of colours to choose from, and these colours will appear brighter and bolder than similarly priced oil or watercolour paints. If you’re not sure which colours to pick from, you can pick up acrylic paint sets from our virtual art store. These sets contain a group of common colours that you can make use of in almost any project.

Student versus master

With so many brilliant art suppliers producing acrylic paint it would be a tough task to weigh up the pros and cons of each one. Thankfully, standard acrylic paints can be grouped into two different categories: Artist’s quality and student’s quality paint. 

Artist’s quality acrylics use a high concentration mix of finely ground pigments. This high concentration comes with a large price tag, but they ensure that the paint has a high permanence, meaning that the paint won’t fade over time when exposed to light. They also have a smoother consistency, making them easier to blend together to create fresh colours.

Student’s quality paints cost less than their professional counterparts, but you’ll trade that cost for lower pigment counts and the inclusion of fillers. These acrylic paints are a brilliant budget choice for beginners and child painters. And once you’ve graduated to artist’s quality acrylics you can still use the student’s paints for underpainting.

Experimental acrylic paint

The alchemical nature of acrylic paints lend them well to strange formulations and additions, and you can find a great assortment of experimental acrylic paints in this collection too. One example is metallic colours, which contain chromatic pigmentation that add a steely pop to your artwork. If you’re looking for a way to add reflectivity and shimmer to your painting these are an amazing choice.

If you’re really into experimentation, perhaps it’s time to create your own acrylic paints! If you’re up to the challenge, you’ll find many pigment powders in this category. Add these raw colours to a binder to create your own shades. These products are an excellent way to create paints that match the consistency and colour you want for a specific style or project.

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