Acrylic essentials


Acrylic paints offer greater permanence than any other medium and are preferred for their versatility and ease of use.

Most paint manufacturers offer student and professional acrylic ranges, in order to offer a wide selection of colors from the most affordable to the more expensive, as well as different consistencies adapted to the needs of artists.

Canvases & Surfaces

Acrylics are extremely versatile, and can be used on any number of surfaces, including canvas, wood, cloth, metal and other oil-free surfaces. The surface must be adequately prepared for the paint to adhere well. To ensure that the surface you choose is adequate, verify that the acrylic sticks to it.


The choice of brush shape depends on the artist’s preferences. Brushes made of synthetic bristles are most suitable for acrylic paint, which is composed of pigments, a polymer emulsion and water.

Painting Knives

Painting knives come in a wide range of shapes, styles and sizes. They can be used to create unique textures and effects. They are great for mixing acrylic paints and creating your own colours.


There are different types of products that can be added to paint to create effects or textures. Additives can change the behaviour of acrylic colours. All mediums are composed of polymer resins and are pigment free. Adding a medium can increase the volume or improve the transparency or opacity of a colour, or even add texture.

Paint markers

Acrylic markers are usually opaque unless a translucent pigment is used. Acrylic markers allow a flat, even application, while creating subtle texture on the canvas.


The main purpose of varnishes is to protect the paint on the canvas so that it does not fade over time, especially if it is exposed to harsh conditions, such as dust or smoke. There are different types of varnishes for all creative needs. They can be liquid or spray, with different matte or glossy finishes.