Acrylic Paint for Wood Crafts – The Best and Only Kind You Need!
Do you love wood crafts? Are you looking for the right kind of acrylic paint that will be easy to work with regarding all your wood craft projects?
Well I have good news as I’ve done so and I’ll be glad to show you what works best and make a lasting impression. The beauty of wood is that it is kind of porous (will readily absorb moisture) and paint coverage can be like silk on glass, unlike canvas, which is not as porous.
I’ve also got a FREE checklist of fun ways to make the most of your paint too which you can access from my resource library (see middle of post for details)
And acrylics are great because they mix readily with water so you can change colors easily, blend them, sponge them on, whatever you need to do for your wood crafts. OK, let’s get started now with my favs and why I love them!
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Looking For the Best Acrylic Paint For Wood Crafts? Look No Further!
For years I have been a faithful user of these 2 oz multipurpose acrylic paints by Plaid. They are truly the best, you will not be disappointed. Their versatility makes them perfect for beginning or veteran wood crafters.
Highly porous, they dry quickly between coats, and dry permanently too.They have lower viscosity, allowing for good brush coverage, but also allows for fun, creative applications such as stenciling, sponging, etc.
If you enjoy adding dimension to your wood crafts you will get a kick out of this. In addition, they are water-resistant when dry. But the most important reason – all the gorgeous colors they come in! So you’ll never have to spend a lot of time mixing shades. Just open them up and go to town!
As these paints are non-toxic, if you have kids who enjoy wood crafts get them involved too! Although permanent on the surface object , they do wash off easily from skin with soap and water.
There is a flip top for easy dispensing into a palette if you use one, when the amount gets low, it doesn’t squirt out as easily. I tend to unscrew the cap and dip with my brush.
They’re dirt cheap-so take your pick and have fun! (Easy to see why I have acquired hundreds of them over the years😁) Here are some of the more conservative colors…You can also choose from matte, satin (my favorite) and gloss finishes.
There are metallics, neons and pearly formulas as well for even more options. (I think there’s even a glitter style out now, too!) The metallic colors are gorgeous, there’s exotic colors like burgundy, purple, and teal; they look AMAZING on wood when dry!
Getting the Most From Your Acrylic Wood Craft Paint
No preparatory work needed – just shake, squirt and start painting! It is not necessary to look good but a little light sanding on your wood pieces can help the paint to bind better. You can apply as many coats as you need to to your wooden items to achieve the desired look.
I think I’ve used up to 3 layers at the most and I like that it does not bulge or look unsightly or weird when applied in layers over wood which is great.
Here’s something I’ve been working on lately – My sister -in-law gave me this wooden frame thinking I could find a good use for it. I’m giving it a nice coat of rose gold metallic sheen -I guess this is a picture frame? Or a TV tray – who knows? I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with it yet so I just painted the perimeter.
The paint mixture tends to “settle” or separate over time, so it’s a good idea to shake each bottle well before use. Also, it won’t squirt out as easily unless you shake it up to revive its consistency.
Don’t forget, you can get my checklist below which will show you some fun ways to use your paint! I keep it in my resource library which is password protected – fill in the form below to get access:
If these paints age too long, such as the case with getting stored away somewhere – they get a really funky odor to them. This has happened to me with half-empty bottles I must have put away and forgot about. Now do realize I’m talking about 5 years or more when I said “age too long”
I love these multipurpose acrylic paints; they are the best and most versatile type of acrylic paint for wood crafts. Highly recommend them. Like potato chips you won’t want to stop at just one when you see all the color and texture options.
Also you can get larger sizes than 2 oz if you have a little more surface area to cover – but they only come in more basic and neutral colors like black and brown. The 8 oz size acrylic paints will cover more wood territory if you need it 🙂
HAVE FUN!! Get yourself some and get your wood craft painting on!!