These colours imitate the colours of the metals, are easily applied on paper, cardboard, primed canvas, wood, metal, leather, etc, and are fast drying. After drying it forms a durable elastic, layer that is indelible.
A comparison with oil paint:
- Acrylic is water-soluble, does not require any special fluids, and can be easily washed away from brushes with water;
- In comparison with oil colours, acrylic does not smell which is a plus when working indoors;
- The drying time of a thin layer of oil paint can take a week on average; by comparison, a thin acrylic colour layer dries approximately in half an hour.