The best acrylic paint sets to unleash your inner artist

Bust out your best Andy Warhols with these acrylic paint sets.

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Paint the town red. And blue. And green. And purple too.Naitian(Tony) Wang via Unsplash

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:

My Artscape Acrylic Paint Set

My Artscape Acrylic Paint Set

A standard starter set of acrylic paints.Amazon

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, plus a one-year replacement guarantee.

Americana Dazzling Metallics Sampler Set

Americana Dazzling Metallics Sampler Set

A sparkly set of acrylic paints.Amazon

Add some metallic glitter and shine to any canvas or craft project with this set of sparkly acrylics. Like all other acrylic paints, these are non-toxic and the metallic coats on nicely, without having to paint too many layers.

Creative Joy Acrylic Paint Set

Creative Joy Acrylic Paint Set

The perfect introductory set.Amazon

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.

Acrylic Paint Pens - 24 Acrylic Paint Markers

Acrylic Paint Pens - 24 Acrylic Paint Markers

Make your mark with these acrylic paint markers.Amazon

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. No paintbrushes required.