The best acrylic paints in 2024

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The best acrylic paints are popular among artists because they dry relatively quickly compared to oil paints. This allows you to build up layers or make corrections more rapidly. They can be used on a variety of surfaces, including canvas, paper, wood, metal and fabric, and adhere well to a wide range of materials.

Lancelot Richardson

Lancelot Richardson is an artist, painter, and freelance illustrator based in Brighton, UK. He tutors life drawing at independent art school Draw Brighton, and teaches in their online Patreon courses. He is also a freelance writer, producing articles on art and drawing. He works in both traditional and digital mediums.

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