Acrylic Paints

Acrylic Paints

Acrylic paints are fast-drying, easy to mix, and they produce brilliant, vibrant colours. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry.

Depending on how much you dilute the paint with water, or modify it with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolour or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics.

Here at Spotlight, buy acrylic paints in individual pots or tubes to get exactly the colour you are after, or why not treat yourself or a loved one to a complete acrylic box set, including its own carry case?

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  • Semco Matte Paint

    Semco Matte Paint

    All-purpose, value-priced paints ideal for students, general arts and crafts and home decor projects. Consistent two coat coverage, lightfast pigments, water-based and a matte finish. Quality, affordable paint with matte finish. Suitable for most surfaces such as paper, wood, plaster, etc. Allow 1 h...

    Reg: RM7.99


  • DecoArt Glamour Dust

    DecoArt Glamour Dust

    Ultra-fine glitter paint that adds subtle sparkle and shimmer to any porous surface. Excellent adhesion, use over similar background colour to intensify colour.

    Reg: RM23.99


  • DecoArt Craft Twinkles Glitter Paint

    DecoArt Craft Twinkles Glitter Paint

    Large-flake glitter paint that adds bold sparkle and shine to arts, crafts and home decor projects. Heavy glitter loading for excellent coverage, each colour includes multiple shades of glitter.

    Reg: RM23.99


  • DecoArt Americana Black Chalkboard Paint

    DecoArt Americana Black Chalkboard Paint

    Quickly convert a wide range of surfaces such as walls, cabinets, doors, terracotta, metal and most porous surfaces into chalkboards with DecoArt Americana Black Chalkboard Paint. Delivers a durable and washable finish for easy cleaning.

    Reg: RM20.99



  • DecoArt Americana Clear Chalkboard Paint

    DecoArt Americana Clear Chalkboard Paint

    Quickly convert a wide range of surfaces such as walls, cabinets, doors, terracotta, metal and most porous surfaces into chalkboards with DecoArt Americana Clear Chalkboard Paint. Delivers a durable and washable finish for easy cleaning.

    Reg: RM20.99


  • DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish

    DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish

    Ultra matte paint for upcycling furniture, flea market finds and much more. Creates beautiful, vintage decor pieces.

    Reg: RM55.99


  • Francheville Studio Acrylic Paint 75ml

    Francheville Studio Acrylic Paint 75ml

    This astonishing Francheville Studio Satin is a fast drying, non-toxic and water based high quality acrylic paint that can be used on most porous surfaces including paper, canvas, cardboard, wood, MDF and plaster. With bright satin finish colours, Francheville Studio Satin is the perfect paint for a...

    Reg: RM16.99


  • Royal & Langnickel Acrylic Painting Clamshell

    Royal & Langnickel Acrylic Painting Clamshell

    Artists and students will love this Royal & Langnickel Acrylic Painting Clamshell for exploring their creative side. The set includes all of the essential tools for hours of painting fun.

    Reg: RM49.99



  • Royal & Langnickel 3T Acrylic Painting Box

    Royal & Langnickel 3T Acrylic Painting Box

    Artists and students will love this Royal & Langnickel 3T Acrylic Painting Box for exploring their creative side. Royal & Langnickel offers all the basics for creating beautiful pieces in one affordable set.

    Reg: RM99.99


  • Royal & Langnickel Medium A Table Easel Acrylic Set

    Royal & Langnickel Medium A Table Easel Acrylic Set

    Royal & Langnickel Medium A Table Easel Acrylic Set is perfect for the student or aspiring artist exploring their creative side. Generously sized and comes with all the supplies you need plus a Wooden Desktop Easel.

    Reg: RM119.99


  • DecoArt Dazz Metallic Paint

    DecoArt Dazz Metallic Paint

    A premium, all-purpose and permanent metallic paint that adds an elegant shimmer to art, craft and home decor projects, that is this stunning DecoArt Dazz Metallic Paint from DecoArt is all about. Made with the brightest metallic available and delivers excellent opaque coverage, this acrylic made pa...

    Reg: RM23.99


  • DecoArt Americana Multi Surface Acrylic Paint

    DecoArt Americana Multi Surface Acrylic Paint

    Premium, all-surface, indoor/outdoor, satin finish paints with excellent coverage. They are self-sealing, so no primer or varnish is required. Superior adhesion on all surfaces, including glass, which is bakeable for dishwasher-safe finish, all of this is the magnificent features of this tantalizing...

    Reg: RM23.99



  • DecoArt Americana Frost Gloss Enamels Paint

    DecoArt Americana Frost Gloss Enamels Paint

    Premium, all-purpose acrylics that can be baked for a durable, dishwasher safe finish. Adheres to glass, glazed ceramics and more. Gives an etched/frosted glass effect without the harmful fumes and chemicals.

    Reg: RM23.99


  • DecoArt Americana Glit Gloss Enamel

    DecoArt Americana Glit Gloss Enamel

    Premium, all-purpose acrylics that can be baked for a durable, dishwasher safe finish. Adheres to glass, glazed ceramics and more. Gives a frosted glitter glass effect without the harmful fumes and chemicals.

    Reg: RM23.99


  • DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish For Glass

    DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish For Glass

    Ultra matte paint for glass that is easily distressed for a vintage look and also bakeable for permanent dishwasher-safe finish.

    Reg: RM10.00 - RM23.99


  • Derivan Student Paint 5 Pack

    Derivan Student Paint 5 Pack

    Derivan Student Paint 5 Pack is Australian Made, fast drying, non-toxic water-based paint with bright, opaque colours that can be used on most porous surfaces.

    Reg: RM54.99



  •   Semco Basic Acrylic Paint

    Semco Basic Acrylic Paint

    Create wonders and creative projects using this adorable Semco Basic Acrylic Paint! It is a premium quality water-based paint with excellent coverage. Acrylic paint is easy to mix and fast drying. Suitable for most surfaces such as paper, wood, metal, plaster etc. Allow 1 hour drying time between co...

    Reg: RM3.00 - RM9.99

    VIP: RM2.25 - RM7.49


  • DecoArt Americana Glass Chalkboard Paint

    DecoArt Americana Glass Chalkboard Paint

    Quickly converts a wide range of glass surfaces such as glasses, mugs, canisters, decorative plates, vases and more into versatile chalkboards. Finished projects are bakeable for a dishwasher safe finish.

    Reg: RM26.99


  • Derivan Large Student Acrylic Glitter Paint

    Derivan Large Student Acrylic Glitter Paint

    Australian made, fast drying, non-toxic water-based paint with glitter colours that can be used on most porous surfaces, including paper, cardboard, wood, MDF, plaster and canvas.

    Reg: RM29.99


  • Jo Sonja Paint S1

    Jo Sonja Paint S1

    Jo Sonja Paint S1 is artists' quality acrylic for decorative painting. Use directly from the tube or mix with Jo Sonja's mediums to paint onto wood, metal, fabric and glass. Clean up with soap and water.

    Reg: RM15.00


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Learn Your Basics on Acrylic Painting at Spotlight

Artists already know that there are different types of painting styles out there. If you are on this page, then you are probably interested in acrylic painting. If you are an experienced painter, you already know what you will be needing. However, if you are a beginner, you might need the lowdown on the basics of acrylic painting. Read on to discover the basics on acrylic painting!

When Should I Choose Acrylic Painting Instead of Oil Painting?

One of the main reasons why artists choose acrylic over oil is simply affordability. However, acrylic paints do come with additional advantages. For example, acrylic paints can be used on almost any surface. They also dry quickly, which could be a big advantage for artists with a lot of inspiration!

Which Brushes Do I Need for Acrylic Painting?

Most brushes for acrylic painting are made from synthetic materials; this also means they could be used on a variety of surfaces. It is also important to have a variety of these brushes, ideally you want several brushes from small to large.

For beginners, it is always advised to buy several different brushes. By doing this, you can get more familiar with the different types and feel which ones suit you best. However, when in doubt, you can always choose one of the most versatile brushes for acrylic painting, the filbert brush.

How Do I Mix My Paints?

As you may know already, most artists choose some of the basic colours and do the mixing themselves. When working with acrylics, it is best to have a dedicated palette for it; this because acrylics can dry incredibly fast.

There is a way to prevent acrylics from drying out before you can use them. Obtain a spray bottle for any store and fill it with some water. If you want to retain the strength of your colour, this might not be the best method, but it is useful if you want to get a watercolour effect with your acrylics.

What Is Gesso?

When you start out with acrylic paints, you may hear the term “gesso” being used by other artists. Gesso is a specific type of white paint mixture. It is used by artists as a base for acrylic painting and oil painting. So, if you are painting on a canvas or linen, be sure to paint it with gesso first; this will give you a much smoother and more resistant surface to paint on.

What Is Glazing?

Beginners might hear the term “glazing” too. Glazing is a method used to seal pencil sketches. To get this glaze, most artists use a gel medium for their projects. Artists can also colour this gel, more specifically by mixing the gel with some of the acrylic colour they wish to use.

When you mix the gel and a colour together, make sure you have your trusty spray bottle on hand. Sometimes the gel and colour can create a mixture that is too sticky. To solve this situation, simply add a little mist to loosen it up a little.

How Do I Create Texture with Acrylics?

Acrylics can create some wonderful texture, but there is a method you must implement to do this. To create more texture, wait until the paint on the canvas is dry. Then, dip your paintbrush in the preferred colour and paint it over the dry paint to create the texture you want to see.

Naturally, you can use certain brushes to create more texture in your artwork too. In our brushes section, you can find a full guide on paintbrushes and discover which ones can create more texture on your artwork.

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