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Best acrylic paint

Best acrylic paint
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Both kids and adults can enjoy painting with acrylic paints. But as well as proving a flexible choice for all sorts of art projects, they’re also ideal for craftwork, hobbies, home decorating, and DIY. Clean-up is easy with acrylics, too, making them perfect for at-home use. Discover the best on offer in our selection. 

Best overall

Crafts 4 All 12 Acrylic paint set

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Crafts 4 All 12 Acrylic paint set

Easy mixing

There are 12 colours in this set, and they’re made to a consistency that ensures blending is a piece of cake. As well as working on canvas, they can be used on wood, glass, ceramics, terracotta, and more. You’ll get three paintbrushes along with the tubes if you opt for this well-priced set.

Great for beginners

Castle Art Supplies 24 Acrylic Paints

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Castle Art Supplies 24 Acrylic Paints

Bright, lasting colours

If you’re looking for acrylic paints to give as a gift to a young artist, or you’re starting yourself, check out this 24 paint collection. The set is presented in colour families in an attractive box that will make a welcome present, and there’s a step-by-step tutorial included. Rich colour will deliver pleasing results, and the paints are quick drying to keep them true. 

Good value

ATMOKO Acrylic Paint Set

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ATMOKO Acrylic Paint Set

For projects and paintings

Along with 24 paint colours, this set includes three paintbrushes, a palette, and a small canvas, so no extra shopping’s required to get started. The paints are ideal for kids’ crafting as they’ll work on fabric, wood, hard-boiled eggs, pumpkins, and more. Colours are modern and vivid and easy to mix for extra hues.  

Best for canvas

Arteza 60 Acrylic Colours

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Arteza 60 Acrylic Colours

Neat storage

Invest in this set for 60 colours, including five metallics, that are ideal for painting on canvas. The tubes are more generously sized than some others in our selection; with 22 millilitres of paint in each to keep even keen artists in supplies for longer. Each is labelled with full information, including transparency level and its light-fastness rating. The box can help keep things tidy, too.

Easy to use

Quay PSC12 Acrylic Painting Set

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Quay PSC12 Acrylic Painting Set

Brilliant for crafts

This set of 12 colours are supplied in pots that make them a top choice for both kids’ and adults’ craft projects. They come in a card tray that helps avoid spills as well as keeping them together, and a paintbrush is included as well. The colours are bright and will appeal to little ones.

Ideal for experimenting

Benicci Complete Acrylic Paint Set

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Benicci Complete Acrylic Paint Set

Vibrant colours

With 12 non-shedding paintbrushes included, plus a mixing knife, and a sponge, this set offers budding artists of all ages the chance to try new techniques. The paints are vivid, easy to apply, and quick-drying on a variety of surfaces, including ceramic and clay. The brushes are suited to oil and watercolours in addition to the acrylics they come with. 

Bottom line

Acrylic paints can create fabulous results when they’re used for fun projects for all age groups, and by artists from beginners to the more experienced. The Crafts 4 All 12 Acrylic paint set provides paints that are easy to mix and blend from among the 12 included, and are suited to both artwork and crafts. With three paintbrushes included, there’s all that’s required to get an immediate start on projects.

Regular artists will appreciate the 60 colours and larger tube sizes of the Arteza 60 Acrylic Colours, along with the handy storage box. The collection includes five metallics along with the rest of the colours and all are ideal for use on canvas.