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« on: December 31, 2006 04:56:33 PM »

I'm thinking of starting a project that borders on the more artsy side of artsycraftsies, and had a question about finding non-sucky paint for it. I'm used to my dinky little acrylic paints (which are good mostly because they are cheap and I am poor), but I know they tend to fade over time (not even that much time). Any suggestions for a brand of acrylic paint, or something like it, that's more resistant to fading?

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2006 05:51:23 PM »

Liquitex or Golden are both very good. Liquitex will be a little cheaper, and also has a lower-quality line called Basics. With those you'll get a lower pigment load and lower quality pigment, but they'll stand up to fading pretty well.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007 09:42:17 AM »

i'd say basics as well.  i have never had a problem with them...you can get them for 2.88 (for a huge tube) at misterart.com.  if you want to get a little more fancy get the regular liquitex but basics are awesome for craft-y painting and on canvas.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007 01:28:50 AM »

I'm not sure if these are Australian paints only, but in my experience the best acrylic paints (in my opinion) are Ateliers, followed by A2 paints (both made by the same company, chroma) Chroma also does Chromacryl.

The three paints are sorta for different target audiences...
Atelier - most expensive, mostly true pigments, most fade-proof, for professional artists
A2 - middle range (ie. between atelier and chromacryl)
Chromacryl - still great quality but a little less fade-proof and uses synthetic pigments, for students mostly.

Haha, I wonder if that was too much info...or if it's even relevant!
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007 07:48:10 PM »

I use Golden Acrylics and they seem to hold up pretty well.
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