10 Best Acrylics of 2019

  • Jerry Yarnell
  • Publisher: F+W Media
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  • Patti Mollica
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • Paperback: 128 pages
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  • Lance Richlin
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  • William F Powell
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
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  • Patti Mollica
  • North Light Books
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  • Jerry Yarnell
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Paperback: 128 pages
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Acrylic Guides

Acrylic paints: Colorful and versatile colors

Acrylic paints can often be diluted with water. They dry to a waterproof film, which makes them very durable. Among the most common applications include painting, crafts, hobby and industry. A recommended product is the 13-part „Acrylic Paint Set by Quay“. It consists of 12 different shades as well as a brush. Each tube contains 18 milliliters. For those who require a larger amount of individual colors, the „Marabu 120000080 – Basic acrylicSorting „is a good choice: The set consists of six shades, with each tube having a capacity of 80 milliliters.

The history and development of Acrylics

The first ready-to-use aqueous acrylic resin dispersion was developed by BASF in 1934. Haas and Röhm already filed the patent for this invention in 1930: they chose the name Plextol. In 1946, the Magna Plastic product line was launched, a successful series until the 1990s. The acrylic paint contained a binder which was initially milky and became transparent after drying. This principle is still used today, what the darkening of the Acrylics explained. The applications have increased over the years ever further. Whether in painting or painting the walls: the often colorful and colorful colors are very popular. An advantage over classic oil color is the odor neutrality. During the painting only a slight smell exudes, which is perceived as little disturbing. The Acrylics can be mixed, creating new shades. It is possible to create and use a large number of different colors with just a few colors. To facilitate the procedure, color palettes and color charts were developed. In the past, humans had to discover mixing themselves, so today they can read off the color charts which color is created by which combination. On the color palette, the individual colors are applied. There are additional fields in which the mixing takes place.

The possible uses of acrylic paint

The Acrylics can be used as a supplement or alternative to oil paint. Thus, they can be used with most of the usual painting techniques of this artistic area. The dry season is short, but can be prolonged with mediums. They apply the paint with paint knives or brushes. If you dilute the paint with water, you can also paint the acrylic paint with a translucent paint. Acrylic binder is suitable for producing thin glazes. Dried, the paint looks slightly shiny, forming an elastic film on the canvas. As a base are fat-free materials, such as wood, metal or canvas, in question. Beautiful color changes and light effects can be created with the help of modeling paste. When using, be sure to clean utensils as soon as possible after use. The tools can be cleaned relatively easily with water. However, if the paint is dried, it is insoluble in water and they require special solvents. Acrylic paint is also used in the trades. Replace in construction and home improvement Acrylics Alkyd resin lacquers and nitro lacquers. Acrylic paint accounts for around 7 to 15 percent of solvents. Nitrolacke have a significantly higher value with 70 to 80 percent solvent content. Product enhancements constantly improve the product properties. The abrasion resistance was low at the beginning and was further increased over time.

Which ingredients are included in the acrylic paint?

Acrylic paint consists of three components: solvents, binders and pigments. Solvents dissolve the binders. They evaporate on drying and the color becomes firm. The volume becomes smaller after drying. The binders ensure the binding of the pigment particles as well as the color on the substrate. Acrylic binders contain synthetic resin particles. They store themselves closer together when the water evaporates. It forms a water-impermeable and elastic film. The properties of the paint are significantly affected by the nature of the binder. They contribute to adhesion, elasticity and thinnability. The color pigments can be organic or inorganic. They determine the covering behavior and the color capacity. The „Marabu 120175070 – Acrylic Color“ is available in a white shade and in a 500 milliliter bottle. According to the manufacturer, it is a waterproof and lightfast paint. They are designated as suitable for stenciling and stamping. The application possibilities with the acrylic paint are extensive, which helps you to artistic freedom.

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