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Make paintings that will last or posters for events with an assortment of acrylic and tempera paints. Find the paint that will be best suited to your projects, keeping in mind the surface as well as intended longevity of the piece. We carry a wide range of tempera paints for everyday projects as well as artist-grade acrylic paints for creating professional-quality works. Be sure to review all of our artist painting supplies, including our assortment of art brushes, so you can find the best tools and mediums for your painting endeavors.
Tempera paints, sometimes referred to as poster paints, are ideally suited for use on absorbent, non-greasy surfaces, like paper. They are easy to work with and dry quickly, making them great for creating signs. Look for tempera paint that goes on smooth and has a non-cracking finish. Also consider tempera paint that is water-soluble, for more flexible painting, or washable, for easier clean up. Look for vibrant or metallic colors.
Acrylic paint is a very versatile painting medium that comes in an array of qualities and consistencies. There are student-grade acrylic paints and artist-grade acrylic paints. There are liquid acrylic paints and soft- or heavy-body acrylic paints. Acrylic paints can typically be applied to a wide range of non-oily surfaces, making them popular choices for painters as well as crafters. Choose the paint that will provide the level of quality you need, including pigment load and lightfastness. Look for starter sets for an economical introduction to acrylics or high-quality professional acrylic paints for more advanced work.