Acrylic is made of plastic, so with the evolution of plastic, its quality has become more and more refined. For example...
Acrylic is made of plastic, so with the evolution of plastic, its quality has become more and more refined. For example, thanks to advances in transparent plastics, acrylic paints now possess bright, saturated hues. Some main advantages of using acrylic paints
1. You only need some simple tools
Acrylic is not a high-maintenance medium. Starting oil painting requires a lot of (and sometimes expensive) materials (paints, solvents, media, brushes, rags, plaster, canvas or wood, and ventilation space), but you only need four simple tools to start using acrylic: the paint itself , A brush, a glass of water, and a surface (artists usually call it a support).
For artists who are accustomed to oil paints, cleaning paint with acrylic resin is like a breeze, because oil paints usually require solvents such as turpentine, and turpentine is a safe tool for handling toxic substances, and it is also necessary to remove the paint on the brush. A time-consuming task. If you use a palette, you can easily scrape off any excess paint, and then use a damp rag to finish removing the residue on its surface.
2. You can control its consistency and texture
One of the most important aspects of acrylic is their ductility. If you add a medium concentration of additives-acrylic resin can achieve the effect of other pigments. For example, if you add an acrylic retarder to your paint, it will slow down the drying time and make it behave more like an oil-based paint. You can also add a medium to make your acrylic crack, shimmer, or dry faster.
To better understand how the medium will change your paint, Tauchid recommends familiarizing yourself with the five key terms-viscosity, rheology, gloss, relative coverage and texture. These elements form the basic part of paint behavior: viscosity is consistency; rheology is fluidity; gloss is gloss; relative coverage is transparency; texture is tactile quality.
3. Acrylic allows you to paint anywhere
Acrylic resin is a good choice. Because they are water-based, "There won't be so much gas in them, and you don't need to use solvents," Tauchid explained. Although you may be anxious to scrub your hands with oil paint for fear of irritation, acrylics are more prone to skin. In addition to cost, the safety of acrylic paint is another reason why acrylic paint is widely used in schools.