How to paint with Acrylics: A step-by-step guide by SCOOBOO

This blog provides learning how to paint with Acrylics. From a brief explainer on what are Acrylic paints and how they differ from other paints to a full step by step guide that’ll work for you through the process.


What are Acrylic paints?





Before we proceed how to paint with acrylics, it’s essential to know about what acrylic paint is? And how it differs from other stuff.
“Acrylics paints are basically pigments suspended in a water soluble acrylic polymer media that becomes water-resistant when dry.” These are better than the other media stuff as these are fast drying, easy to clean up, have low order, and are heavily pigmented, there colors are very vibrant.

If we compare oil paints with Acrylic paints these are more likely to be used by people. Here’s some of the important factors of Acrylic paint is that it is naturally very fast drying and develops the habit of fast painting.


Materials needed & The best Acrylic paint brands





Acrylic paint is great option for painters to explore and experiment with and we have an array of options for budding creative. It includes a palette, synthetic brushes, palette knives, good quality acrylic sheets and many more stuff.

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Tips and tricks for beginner’s guide on How to paint with Acrylics





Acrylic paints are a great medium for beginner looking to get into painting. They are simple to use (once you get familiar with the quick-drying times) and are much easier to clean up than oil paints. Some of the best acrylic paints that the beginners can try are Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Basic, Camel Artist Acrylic Colours Set and Faber-Castell Acrylic Colours.

My painting days started with acrylics. They allowed me to learn all the general painting principles without having to worry about the somewhat tedious rules that come with oil painting, such as having to paint fat over lean.


Here’s some of tips and tricks:

  • Use synthetic brushes





Acrylic paint is best used with synthetic brushes rather than natural hair brushes.

You can use Maped Premium Synthetic Brush Set, Brustro Artist Brushes, Stationerie Minispotter Brush Set of 7 and the beautiful Stationerie Lavender MiniLiners Set Of 16.


  • Use a liner brush





For details, use a thin brush with long bristles. You can check BRUSTRO Artists Watercolours & Acrylics Miniature Brush Set of 12, Mont Marte Signature Detail Brush and Mont Marte Detail & Liner Brush Set.


  • Look after your brushes





Don’t leave them sitting in water and this can loosen the glue holding the bristles in the ferrule. To clean your brushes, use a brush cleaner and water. After cleaning, be sure to also dry your brushes with paper towel or cloth.


  • Use Gesso





To help stiffen your canvas and prevent your Acrylic paint from being absorbed into the canvas, apply gesso to your canvas before painting.


  • Work fast 





Acrylic paint is naturally very fast drying, so it’s important to develop a habit of painting quickly. You can use BRUSTRO Artists’ Acrylic Glued Pad 400 GSM, Scholar Acrylic Painting Pad A4 or Arto FABRIANO Pittura Acrylic Painting Paper Pad.






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