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Acrylic paints are far more versatile than oil paints; they’ll stick to a variety of canvases, from wood to metal to glass, and dry far faster, too. First introduced to the market in the 1950s, acrylic paints have been used by famous artists like Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Since they’re water-soluble, they’re also safe to have around pets and children, and don’t have the toxic fumes of oil paint. Here are some of the best acrylic paint sets:

Rainbow of choice: My Artscape Acrylic Paint Set

Wooden Storage Box Included

A basic starter batch. Amazon

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This acrylic paint set features 24 different colors, and professional-grade paint that has a heavy body and is richly pigmented. The 100ml tubes of vivid acrylic paints are perfect for any canvas and come with a wooden carrying box.

For beginners: Creative Joy Acrylic Paint Set

Budget-Friendly Artistry

The perfect introductory bundle. Amazon

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This budget-friendly acrylic paint set features a dozen different colors and six assorted brushes in different sizes, made up of soft nylon bristles. It’s the perfect starter set or gift to somebody who is just getting into acrylic painting.

Most familiar: Acrylic Paint Pens – 24 Acrylic Paint Markers

Make Your Mark

No paintbrushes required. Amazon

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For more paint control, these acrylic paint markers feature three different tips and a familiar grip for precision painting. The set comes with 12 bright colors, dries quickly, and works on most surfaces.

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