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Solucryl is the definitive educational paint. Priced to fit neatly into any budget, this economical palette of 20 colors is designed for use by anyone from school-aged children to seniors in a huge variety of applications. Solucryl colors are vibrant, virtually odorless, non-toxic, and best of all, resoluble.
Solucryl behaves like a poster paint, gouache, and watercolor, but with the color punch and versatility of an acrylic.
You can use it right out of the jar, mix it on palettes, or pour it into plastic cups and allow it to dry for use as a tempera block. Solucryl used as a block will instantly moisten with water over and over again.
You can add Solucryl Resoluble Medium to extend colors and aid in mixing, or you can use Solucryl Permanent Medium to make the color permanent.
Solucryl dries matte and semi-opaque, and it remains flexible without dusting or flaking.
For additional information about using Solucryl, please refer to the Resources tab of this page.
Color Chart Note — Color charts represent approximations of the real color. Due to the many variations in monitors and browsers, colors may appear slightly different on different computer screens.
Solucryl in the Classroom
From kindergarten through university, from splash painting to airbrush art, Solucryl has a place in countless facets of art education.
Solucryl colors are brilliant and strong. Ideal for color theory, the primary color group mixes beautifully to create clean secondary and tertiary colors.
The paint is pourable and mixes easily with a brush. For younger students (and less mess) Solucryl can be pre-poured into deep-well palettes, one quarter inch at a time, allowed to dry overnight and then used like tempera dry blocks. The paint can be re-activated by using a wet brush or spraying it with water.
The pigments used in Solucryl will stain clothing, so children should wear smocks while painting. The paint will wash off skin with soap and water.
Solucryl has an excellent shelf life and colors will not separate or hard-cake in the jar, provided they remain well sealed. Bacterial growth inhibitors help to prevent the formation of mildew over long storage periods.
Solucryl can be painted or sprayed onto a multitude of surfaces. It is most at home on paper or canvas but can also be applied to other porous surfaces such as wood, cardboard, and bisque-fired clay.
As with all waterbased paints, it will not adhere well to oily or greasy surfaces. Non-porous surfaces such as glass or metal should be lightly sanded to provide better adhesion.
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Imagine an acrylic paint that once dry can be rewet eliminating the waste we sometimes get with acrylic paint products. Tri-Art Solucryl is a liquid acrylic paint that can be used straight from the bottle, or dried and reconstituted like a tempera or watercolor pan. We'll show you just how unique this product is and how many different ways it can be used.
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