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Daler-Rowney System 3 Acrylic (250ml Pots)

  • 250ml wide-necked, squeezable pot
  • Dual opening flip-top/screw-top lid
  • High quality, medium body acrylic colour
  • Egg shell satin finish
  • Excellent lightfastness and durability
  • Available in sizes ranging from 59ml to 2.25L

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Video: Mural Painting With System 3 Acrylic

First produced in the early Sixties, Acrylic Paint is still considered to be the new painting medium. Introduced in 1987, Daler- Rowney’s System 3 Acrylic Paints (250ml) offer an excellent painting experience at an affordable price,and are available in Original and Heavy Body forms.

Containing only high quality pigments, System 3 Acrylics give significantly greater loading than other acrylic ranges available in this class, and dry within minutes to an eggshell satin finish.  The comprehensive selection of 60 colours within the System 3 range ensures superb light-fastness*, permanence, durability and cover.

What is Acrylic paint?

Fast-drying and water based, Acrylic paint is comprised of a pigment suspended in an acrylic co-polymer binder. This is then applied to a support such as a canvas. The pigment fixes to the support upon evaporation of the water, producing a slight colour change in the process. Acrylic paint dries to a water-resistant, flexible finish, making it the ideal medium for a number of craft purposes including screen printing and model making.

All colours can be thinned with water to pale washes, or used directly from the pot or tube. The quick drying properties of the range enable the artist to work speedily, and a hairdryer may be used to further accelerate the drying process. Conversely, using System 3 Printing Medium retards the drying process, producing optimal results when screen printing. This video gives more information on using System 3 Original Acrylic for screen printing.

All System 3 Original and Heavy Body colours are fully intermixable and suitable for interior and exterior use, making them the perfect medium for all art and craft projects. Different textures and effects can be created with acrylic paints by adding gel, moulding paste, sand, rice, etc. This video shows the various Daler-Rowney media available for use with acrylic paint.

Once completed and dry, a thin layer of varnish may be applied, to protect and preserve artwork. Varnish is available in satin, matte and gloss finishes. Acrylic paints are water-based, so brushes used to apply the paint need only mild soap and water to clean them after use. This video illustrates how simple it is to clean and care for acrylic paint brushes.

In what format is Acrylic paint available?

System 3 Original Acrylic is available in two tube sizes: 75ml aluminium tube with large screw cap or 150ml flexible plastic tube with flip top, for ease of use. System 3 Original Acrylic is also available in 250ml, 500ml and 2.25l pots. The 250ml and 500ml sized wide-necked pots are soft, squeezable and stackable, with a flip-top lid which can also be unscrewed when larger quantities of paint are required.

Which surfaces best support Acrylic paint?

Daler-Rowney’s System 3 Acrylic Painting Pads, contain linen textured paper specifically designed for use with Daler-Rowney System 3 paints. However, its exceptional irregular textured surface offers ideal tooth for all acrylic colours on the market.

Incredibly versatile, System 3 Original Acrylic can be used on almost any semi-absorbent surface, including canvas, wood, fabric, ceramic bisque and cardboard. In some cases, the surface may need to be first treated with a sealer.

Acrylic can even be painted onto a sheet of glass, and peeled off once dry. This object can then be mounted as a free standing or hanging sculpture, or cut into pieces to make a mosaic.

Which brushes are best for Acrylic paint?

Specially developed for painting with acrylic colours, System 3 brushes have synthetic soft filaments, good snap and perfect spring, making them ideal for acrylic painting. Acrylic paint may also be mixed and applied using palette knives.

Which techniques work best with Acrylic paint?

The following links show some techniques on how Acrylics can be used:

Faux Finishes: Marbling

Blending and Scumbling

Can you explain some of the terms used when painting with Acrylics?

Click here for a glossary of Acrylic painting terms.

Who are Daler-Rowney?

Established in 1783, by Richard and Thomas Rowney, Daler-Rowney has been manufacturing the finest art materials for over 230 years. In 1963, Rowney became the first manufacturer in Europe to introduce artists' acrylic colour.  Widely used by artists, including well-known proponents Peter Blake and Bridget Riley, throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Rowney’s “Cryla” heralded a new era in art practice, which became known as ‘Pop Art’.

In 1983, the Daler Board Company purchased the George Rowney Company, forming Daler-Rowney Limited, as the company is known today.  Daler-Rowney now operates from three manufacturing bases, two in the UK and one in the Dominican Republic, where their artists' brushes are made.

* With the exception of fluorescent colours. By nature, these pigments are classified as fugitive i.e. not lightfast.

Product Reviews
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  • A. Peter
  •  the 06/05/2019
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  • P. Graham
  •  the 08/04/2019
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good value
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  • P. Vicky
  •  the 08/09/2018
  • 5/5
Great size and easy to use
  • P. Vicky
  •  the 29/08/2018
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Brilliant price good quality acrylic
  • P. Gordon
  •  the 18/08/2018
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  • P. Vicky
  •  the 16/08/2018
  • 5/5
Great just what I needed to complete my colour collection.
  • C. Raymond
  •  the 16/08/2018
  • 5/5
God will use again
  • B. Hannah
  •  the 09/08/2018
  • 5/5
Great selection of colours available, and at a very decent price. All colours are as described and look fab!
  • B. Ruth
  •  the 06/06/2018
  • 5/5
great bargains and sales.
  • C. Wilfrid
  •  the 14/03/2018
  • 5/5
A good quality product.
  • B. Nina
  •  the 17/02/2018
  • 5/5
Good quality paint.
  • W. Carol
  •  the 17/02/2018
  • 5/5
  • D. Geraldine
  •  the 08/02/2018
  • 5/5
Perfect size pot for me.
  • M. Jane
  •  the 18/01/2018
  • 5/5
Great colours
  • P. Anca
  •  the 16/01/2018
  • 2/5
Disappointed, the fluorescent blue is not so fluorescent...
  • W. Carol
  •  the 11/08/2017
  • 5/5
Excellent value
  • D. Angela
  •  the 09/08/2017
  • 5/5
A good basic acrylic
  • S. Michele
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very good
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  • L. Aaron
  •  the 11/04/2017
  • 4/5
Good quality product.
  • L. John
  •  the 25/03/2017
  • 3/5
It suits my purpose for large areas of paint.
  • S. Ian
  •  the 14/03/2017
  • 5/5
Top acrylic paint!
  •  the 12/03/2017
  • 5/5
Always good.
  • B. Michael
  •  the 10/03/2017
  • 5/5
Good value
  • S. Richard
  •  the 29/10/2016
  • 5/5
Not used yet, but recommended by art tutor.
  • S. Julia
  •  the 28/10/2016
  • 5/5
As stated and expected
  • W. Anne
  •  the 23/10/2016
  • 5/5
Very good
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