Here at Woodpeckers Crafts, our creative team uses acrylics
for almost all the wood projects we paint. Acrylic paints are the best for painting wood
crafts, hands down! Here’s why:
1. More Color and Texture Options
Acrylic paints come in an incredibly wide range of colors –
there are literally thousands to choose from. Because they are
inexpensive, you can build up a really nice collection without breaking the
starter set costs less than $20) To bring your project up a
notch, choose from the various specialty textures and finishes available in
acrylic paints, like pearlized or metallic. Acrylics are also flexible, and
easy to alter using a medium. You can thin the paint (just add water), thicken
it (texture mediums), crackle it (you guessed it – crackle medium), or make it
shimmer (use iridescent medium for that) just to name a few.
2. Smooth Painting Experience
Did you know that painting is proven to reduce stress levels? Acrylic
paint has a cream-like consistency which flows well and is easy to brush,
maximizing the relaxing, therapeutic experience of painting. The paint goes on smoothly and gives you good
coverage, so when painting on quality wood, one layer is often enough. When you
do want to layer the paint or add a design on top, it’s easy. Acrylic paint
dries relatively quickly so you won’t need to wait a long time.
3. Safe, Fume-Free
Is crafting a family project in your home? Are you looking
for supplies that are kid friendly? Anyone can paint with acrylics, even kids.
The paint is non-toxic which means it releases no toxic fumes. In fact, it
barely has an odor. This is one reason acrylic paint is a popular choice for
schools, and for anyone painting with kids. Even when doing an adult project,
it’s great to be able to use the paint without worrying about the kids and pets
nearby (and your own safety!).
4. Less Mess!
As crafters, we know that crafting – especially painting –
can get messy! The good news is, using acrylic paints keeps the mess to a
minimum. First off, you don’t need a lot of supplies. Just a couple of brushes,
a cup of water, the paints – and you’re ready to start. (Though you may first want to cover your
surface with Kraft paper
for a super easy cleanup.) Also, crafters grade acrylic paint comes in
convenient bottles which you can paint straight out of. To clean paintbrushes,
just wash them with water and the paint will slide right off! (Just make sure
to do this before the paint dries. Once dry, it won’t wash out of brushes – or
5. Beautiful Finished Product
Now for the rewarding, step-back-and-admire-your-work part!
You’ll love the finished look of acrylic paint on wood. When dry, colors are
vibrant, long lasting, and even mostly waterproof. Many crafts won’t need any
sealer or varnish, as the acrylic paint is strong enough on its own. (Though we
for something you plan to keep outdoors.)
P.S. Don’t forget to send us a picture.