Daler-Rowney System 3 Acrylic (75ml Tubes)

  • 75ml aluminium tubes with large screw cap
  • Available in sizes ranging from 59ml to 2.25L
  • Made with high quality pigments
  • Superior pigment loading - can be thinned with water
  • Excellent lightfastness and permanence (36 colours offering 4*)
  • Smooth acrylic resin binder for a creamy, medium body viscosity
  • High versatility - ideal for mixed media
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Made in England

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Video: Daler-Rowney System 3 Acrylic Range

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 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.

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

Video: Mural Painting With System 3 Acrylic

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.

Product Reviews
  • Number of Reviews : 42
  • Average Grade : 4.8 / 5
  •  the 26/02/2019
  • 5/5
Excellent product
  •  the 01/12/2018
  • 5/5
Good consistent paint, colour dense
  •  the 22/11/2018
  • 5/5
met expectations
  •  the 21/09/2018
  • 5/5
I use system3 acrylics frequently - the pigments are excellent and the paint has a good texture - however, the caps fail regularly, they get stuck on and it’s difficult to get them off without damaging the tubes, the caps also crack around the top which means the paint will dry out - I save good caps from empty tubes for later use. There must be a better cap solution!
  •  the 20/09/2018
  • 4/5
Very good every-day paint
  •  the 07/09/2018
  • 5/5
Really used.smooth. Best acrylic I have ever
  •  the 29/07/2018
  • 4/5
  •  the 06/07/2018
  • 5/5
A really excellent product
  •  the 05/07/2018
  • 5/5
  •  the 05/07/2018
  • 5/5
  •  the 20/06/2018
  • 4/5
Good quality paints and well packaged for delivery.
  •  the 15/06/2018
  • 5/5
Bought the orange and pistachio as I had run out of them. Very pleased - as expected.
  •  the 12/06/2018
  • 5/5
Just as I expected it to be.
  •  the 06/06/2018
  • 5/5
I always used System 3. The primary colours are what it says on the tube. Great for mixing.
  •  the 29/05/2018
  • 5/5
excellent for use with gelli plate
  •  the 24/05/2018
  • 5/5
Good coverage and solid colour
  •  the 06/03/2018
  • 5/5
Very good quality at a good price
  •  the 17/02/2018
  • 5/5
Good quality, as described
  •  the 14/02/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent student acrylic. Recommended.
  •  the 14/02/2018
  • 5/5
Very good price. Been using it for years.
  •  the 08/02/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent good value
  •  the 05/02/2018
  • 4/5
Nice colour pigmentation in a easy to use, portable size. However if you don't clean the screw cap then sometimes the paint dries too hard making it difficult to take the cap off and you end up with splits in the tube.
  •  the 31/01/2018
  • 4/5
Just what I wanted and delivered quickly
  •  the 23/01/2018
  • 5/5
Only bought acrylic paints in sale.
  •  the 16/01/2018
  • 5/5
It's a good product, and these colours will add to the palette very well.
  •  the 05/12/2017
  • 5/5
System 3 Acrylic is my preferred acrylic
  •  the 30/11/2017
  • 5/5
System 3 is one of the better quality 'student' ranges if you can't afford a certain 'artists' quality paint which is extensively advertised but is horrendously expensive. Excellent value.
  •  the 23/11/2017
  • 5/5
Excellent product easy to work with
  •  the 18/11/2017
  • 5/5
Looks exactly what my grand daughter wanted.
  •  the 05/10/2017
  • 5/5
Lovely product
  •  the 13/09/2017
  • 4/5
  •  the 28/07/2017
  • 4/5
good quality
  •  the 29/04/2017
  • 5/5
Solid smooth and great depth.
  •  the 31/03/2017
  • 5/5
super paints
  •  the 30/03/2017
  • 5/5
Good paint
  •  the 18/03/2017
  • 5/5
all colours okay.
  •  the 30/12/2016
  • 5/5
  •  the 04/12/2016
  • 5/5
I'm very happy to have these acrylics in my painting bucket. Great price too!
  •  the 24/11/2016
  • 5/5
As expected
  •  the 15/11/2016
  • 5/5
Good product, prompt delivery.
  •  the 23/10/2016
  • 5/5
Gods quality
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