Acrylic paints exhibit
a very useful property of being fast drying paints. Acrylic means that the pigment for the paint is actually suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion. These paints are water-based and when dry, they are resistance to water.
Traditional acrylic paints are water-based meaning that water can be used as a thinning agent for these paints without the need for any toxic spirits. Also, washing of the brushes immersed in the traditional acrylic paints is much simpler and can be done with a simple combination of soap and water. Owing to the fast drying property, multiple layers of paint can be applied much fast as compared to other paints such as oil paints. However, the quickly drying paints also tend to dry rapidly on the palette and require the use of special palettes to deal with this. In the case of budding artists, who could be slower, the use of acrylic paints can be slightly problematic. Certain techniques used in painting can make paintings made with acrylic paints resemble those done with oil paints or watercolors. Owing to the versatility offered by acrylic paints, there is a growing demand for them in the market. These paints can be used to paint on surfaces such as paper, board or canvases, offering further options to the artists. Apart from the aforementioned properties, acrylic paints also have the added benefits of being durable and affordable.
One major disadvantage of acrylic paints is the toxicity level. The pigments of Acrylic paints contain toxins. Also, for some applications, the addition of a retarder medium to slow the drying time adds to the toxicity level of acrylic paints.
Acrylic paints are available as two grades, namely, artists’ or professional quality and students’ quality.
The Acrylic Paints market can be segmented on the basis of grades
- Artists or Professional Quality Acrylic Paint
- Heavy Body Acrylics
- Fluid Acrylics
- Interactive and Open Acrylics
- Students Quality Acrylic Paint
In terms of applications, the Acrylic Paints market
has been segmented across the following Painting (artists) , Constuction and Others.North America and Europe have been big markets for acrylic paints for several years now. However, with a slump in the construction industry in these regions coupled with the maturity of the market, growth is expected to be slow in these regions. Asia Pacific and Latin America on the other hand are expected to witness healthy growth in the acrylic paints market. The market has been segmented based on the following geographies
North America, South America, APAC, Europe, Middle East and Africa.Following are just a few of the companies that are operating in the acrylic paints market:
- Asian Paints
- Berger Paints