Starting Out In Acrylics

Acrylic paints are water based and and can be purchased in a thick or thin format and and very fast drying making it great for painters who want to work quickly.

As Acrylic paint is water based it can be diluted with water, but becomes water resistant once it has dried. If watered down a lot or used with additives, acrylic paint can resemble watercolour paint and can be used with watercolour techniques. If used undiluted, or made thicker it has a closer resemblance to oil paint and can be used to create oil-painting like effects. 

Acrylic paint can be used alone, or used with additives and mediums. You can use additives and mediums to change the properties of the acrylic paint. You can make it matte or gloss, thin it or thicken it, you can even buy several kinds of texture mediums such as glass bead gel to create unique effects on your painting.

Acrylic paint can be used on stretched canvas, canvas boards and acrylic paper. You can also use an acrylic gesso primer and paint on paper and other porous materials. Some additives can be used to enable you to use acrylics on other materials such as glass and fabric.

Read our blog post A Beginners' Guide to Painting with Acrylics for some great tips on getting started!

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Zieler Premium Acrylic Paint Set

4 reviews

This set contains an excellent selection of 24 colours in 22ml tubes. Vibrant colours and rich pigments for high quality results. The set also includes a starter guide


Zieler A3 Easel and Acrylic Paint Set

3 reviews

This great set is perfect for those just starting out in acrylic painting and contains everything you need to get started


Zieler Acrylic Paint Starter Bundle

This bundle will get you off to a great start with Acrylic painting, with everything you need to get going!



Zieler 30-Piece Acrylic Paint Art Set Bundle

The Zieler 30-Piece Acrylic Paint Art Set Bundle includes a broad selection of acrylic painting materials ideally suited for beginners.


Zieler 37-Piece Acrylic Paint Set Bundle with A3 Bag

The Zieler 37-Piece Acrylic Paint Set Bundle with A3 Bag contains a selection of acrylic painting tools, paints and accessories ideal for beginners and hobbyists.

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