Getting Started: What are Different Types of Paints made From?

Getting Started: What are Different Types of Paints made From?

From Oil to Egg Yolks

Same pigment, different binder.

In a nutshell, most paints are made by mixing dry paint pigment together with a wet binder.

The difference between the type of paints, such as oil paint, acrylic paint or watercolour, is simply due to the different binder type used.

So the binder could be oil, acrylic polymer or even egg yolk, and it’s this – that gives each painting its characteristics…

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