Originally the young upstart of the paint world, acrylic paints have grown in popularity but not always in quality. The Spectrum Acrylic range however is based on a proven 100% acrylic resin of exceptional performance.
Paints with versatility
High pigmentation gives our range genuine flexibility for the serious artist, especially when used with our primers, varnishes and mediums. For instance, they can be thinned as required with water, or an enhanced gloss finish can be achieved by adding Acrylic Glazing Medium, Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion or Acrylic Gel Medium. To build up a thick impasto with a matt finish, we recommend adding Opaque Acrylic Paste, and for effects requiring a delayed drying time our Gel Retarder or Screenprint Gel works wonders.
Stick with acrylic
With their excellent adhesive properties, you can apply Spectrum Acrylic paints to most grounds. An oil-based or very glossy surface may present issues and would require an acrylic primer (such as Covent Garden primer) for permanent work. Hints and tips All dried acrylic films become brittle at low temperatures. Only apply them at ambient temperatures above 10ºC, and protect finished work from frost. Store in a frost-free environment all year round. All acrylic paints dry through evaporation. Working in an area of exceptionally high humidity will also influence their drying characteristics. All products containing Cadmium require careful handling and use.
So far, I have found this paint range very easy to use. The tubes are a good size, so I don't feel I need to be frugal. The colours are bright and clear, and mix well. Penny Gower (Southampton, Greece (Mainland)) on 6 Feb 2015
good clear colours, mix well. not too watery but not too thick either. Lee Kerr (Leeds, United Kingdom) on 20 Feb 2017
Excellent - perfect for Evening Classes Pam Hudgell (Henley-on-thames, United Kingdom) on 27 Oct 2016