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8 Tips for Painting With Acrylics for Beginners

Painting with acrylics is a fantastic way to start your journey into the world of art. These paints are versatile, easy to use, and dry quickly, making them ideal for beginners. To help you get the most out of your acrylic painting experience, here are some essential tips, featuring recommendations from the Ohuhu Acrylic Paint Set for Beginners with Tutorial.

1. Learn Basic Techniques

Understanding basic acrylic techniques can greatly improve your painting. The Ohuhu Acrylic Paint Set for Beginners comes with a comprehensive 18-page manual and video tutorial for beginners. The Ohuhu Acrylic Paint Tutorial for Beginners covers essential techniques like color mixing, creating gradients, dry brushing, splattering, and pointillism. Mastering these basics will help you create stunning artwork and build a strong foundation for more advanced techniques.


2. Work Quickly

Acrylic paint dries faster than other types of paint. While this is great for layering, it can be challenging for newcomers. To make the most of your time, have a clear idea of what you want to paint before you start and get it on the canvas quickly. Repainting the same areas repeatedly can make the acrylics less responsive.

If you need more time to work, you can use an acrylic retarder or lightly dab your paper with water to keep the paint workable for longer. This way, you can take your time without worrying about the paint drying too fast.

3. Don’t Put Too Much Paint on Your Palette

Be mindful of how much paint you put on your palette. Acrylics can dry and harden quickly, so it’s best to start with small amounts. You can always add more paint as needed. To preserve your palette overnight, mist it with water and cover it with an airtight bag or container. This simple trick can save your paint and make it last longer.

4. Be Careful Blending

Blending colors can enhance your palette and create vivid landscapes, but be careful not to blend too quickly. Rapid blending can create bubbles that dry on your canvas, which can affect the final look of your painting. Take your time to blend smoothly and evenly to achieve the desired effect without compromising the quality of your work.

5. Acrylics Wash Off Your Brushes with Soap and Water

Unlike oils, acrylics don’t require harsh chemicals for cleaning. Simply use soap and water to wash your brushes. This makes cleanup easier and safer. We recommend the Brush Cleaner, which is gentle and effective, ensuring your brushes stay in great condition for longer.

6. Create Opaque Colors Without Mediums

To create opaque colors, mix your chosen color thickly with titanium white. This technique helps achieve the desired opacity without adding water, which can dilute the paint. This method allows you to maintain the vibrancy and thickness of the paint, making your colors stand out.

7. Try Acrylic Markers if You Find Paint Difficult

If you find acrylic painting challenging at first, give acrylic markers a try. They offer a different experience and can help you get comfortable with acrylics. Ohuhu Acrylic Markers are a great alternative to start with, providing precision and ease of use. They can help you get a feel for working with acrylics before moving on to traditional paint and brushes.

8. Check More Reference Tutorials on YouTube

In addition to the Ohuhu Acrylic Paint Tutorial for Beginners, exploring more reference tutorials on YouTube can be incredibly beneficial. Many artists share their tips and techniques, offering a variety of perspectives and methods to learn from. This will help you expand your skills, find new inspiration, and discover the style that suits you best.


These tips can help you save paint, manage your painting time effectively, and enhance your skills as an artist. The Ohuhu Acrylic Paint Set for Beginners and its accompanying tutorial make it easy to get started and improve your technique. Whether you’re new to painting or looking to refine your skills, acrylics are a wonderful medium to explore.