- Acrylics are a favorite form of paint for many artists because of their ability to dry quickly, unlike oil paints, which can take several weeks to dry.
- It is possible to dilute these paints with water. When diluted, the resulting painting can look similar to a watercolor painting.
- Despite the fact that acrylic paints can be diluted in water when being used to create a work of art, they are also highly resistant to water once the art dries. This helps protect and preserve the final piece.
- Acrylic paints are also thought to be more permanent than other types of paint. Acrylics have shown no signs of changing, yellowing, or cracking in the 50+ years since they have been invented.
- Acrylics are flexible, able to expand and contract without cracking or splitting. Cracks can allow water beneath the paint film, causing peeling.
- These paints are resistant to mildew, unlike the many paint brands that need anti-mildew chemicals incorporated into the paint.
Wet paint can be cleaned off of brushes with soap and water.