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What Paint To Use


There are different types of paints that you can use to create art, but the most commonly used ones include acrylics, watercolors, oils and pastels. It can’t be said that one type of painting is easier than others because it all depends on how you master the art of painting and which type of paint you give preference to. There are advantages and disadvantages of the different types of paints and you can make a choice depending on what works best for you.

Acrylic Paints

Acrylic Paints are a great recommendation for beginners as they dry quickly, can be easily cleaned with water and it is easier to hide mistakes if you happen to make any. Moreover, they can be used on canvas, board or paper. The disadvantage is that since they dry off too quickly, the working time is reduced and once they have dried off, it can hard to remove the paint even by rewetting them.





WatercolorsWatercolors are also a good choice as they can easily be cleaned with water and rewetting allows paint to be lifted off easily. However, since they are too transparent, it can be hard to hide mistakes.





Oil Paints and Tips

Oil paints dry slowly and allow plenty of time for working and blending colors. You can even apply paint over the area which has already been painted without disturbing the underlying colors. But, since they need to be mixed with solvents, you need a good ventilated area to work. Solvents can also cause allergic reactions.





Oil PastelsPastels are easy to use since you don’t need a palette to mix them and also no water and mixing process is required. They can be used anywhere without having to worry about the mess. There are also a wide range of colors available for you to work with. However, soft pastels can smudge easily and come off the media.

So, once you are ready with the painting ideas and have decided which paint to use, the next thing you would want to consider is the brand of paint that you should buy. The brand of paint that you choose will depend on your budget. If you are a beginner and know you will be making plenty of mistakes, buy the best quality paint you can that you will be free to waste and experiment with. You can even try out the different brands according to your budget and see what works best for you. The different types will also vary in smell, consistency and so on. Avoid buying very cheap paints because they are difficult to mix and the results they give can be really frustrating since there is less pigment used in them.