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Alizarin Crimson
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Orange Hue
Cadmium Red Deep Hue
Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Red Medium Hue
Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Cerulean Blue Hue
Cobalt Blue Hue
Deep Violet
Dioxazine Purple
Grumbacher Red
Hooker's Green Hue
Iridescent White
Ivory Black
Lamp Black
Lemon Yellow
Mars Black
Mars Black Hue
Mixing White
Naples Yellow
Neutral Gray
Pale Pink
Payne's Gray
Permanent Blue Light
Permanent Green Light
Process Cyan
Process Magenta
Process Yellow
Prussian Blue
Raw Sienna
Raw Umber
Sap Green
Thalo Blue
Thalo Gold
Thalo Green Blue Shade
Thalo Silver
Thalo Yellow Green
Thio Violet
Titanium White
Turquoise Green
Ultramarine Blue
Unbleached Titanium White
Warm Gray
Yellow Ochre Hue
Yellow Ochre Light
  • 6.8 oz. (200 ml)
  • 3 oz. (90 ml)


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Grumbacher has reformulated the original Academy Acrylic line, and added 24 new colors to form the improved 48 color line. All colors now carry an ASTM lightfast rating of 1 - excellent; they are highly pigmented and have superior tinting strength. The colors have traditional masstones, authentic tints and true undertones for easy, accurate mixtures.

Developed with a single student-grade price, professionals will also find that Academy Acrylics perform as well as, if not better than, many professional grade acrylics currently on the market.

Academy Acrylic Colors are available in 3-ounce (90-milliliter) tubes.

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Product Questions and Answers

Can these paints be used on glass?

- Asked by Sherli H on 16-Apr-14

The Academy Acrylic Colors are not recommended for use on glass.

- Answered by MisterArt on 19-Apr-14

What is the drying time between coats?

- Asked by Don on 18-Mar-14

We suggest waiting eight hours between each coat if multiple coats are needed.

- Answered by MisterArt on 19-Mar-14

What is the average drying time required before being able to seal the painting with acrylic sealer?

- Asked by Mike H. on 03-Oct-12

Drying time for Grumbacher Academy Acrylic Colors will depend a lot on the amount applied. Still the drying time of all acrylic paints are very fast. Allowing the paint to dry for an hour or two for heavier applications is a safe time period to wait.

- Answered by MisterArt on 04-Jan-13

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Customer Product Reviews

Rated by: Karen J in North Augusta SC
OMG The best. I used red and I only had to put one coat. I was shocked. I will be buying all the colors.
Rated by: ArtAlan in Skaneateles New York
What a great surprise to find Grumbacher paint at such a terrific price. Prompt delivery, well packed, love this site! Thank you..
Rated by: Colorsplashme in Seattle WA
Very happy with my order. Arrived very quickly. Great price!
Rated by: Dennis in Iron Mountain
Very good acrylic color, works very well, blends very very well also.
Rated by: smooches in phila., pa
I purchased nine tubes of this paint in pretty basic colors. (this review is for all nine) A great price for the size tube. The colors are rich the texture is creamy. You could stock up and save...there was a pkg. problem, but there was no hassle with correcting the problem. i would recommend this product.
Rated by: Mariel G in San Diego, CA
Excellent color and rich pigment. If you want to paint with acrylics, this is where you start. I ordered a huge selection of paints from this website, and it is much better as compared to other art stores, online and conventional in price. My order came within 4 days. It is best to buy a membership, because then the savings really add up.
Rated by: Sue K. in Palm Bay, Fl
I use this apint all the time and was so happy to find this site. I am very pleased with the service I receive at this site. Items are always as described, excellent prices and prompt service. Who could ask for more?
Rated by: Susan C in Monterey, CA
Great paint, fabulous price, fast shipping!!!
Rated by: Roz Lund in Minneapolis, MN
I love Grumbacher Academy Acrylic Colors. The colors are vibrant and rich. The consistency is great and the price is right!
Rated by: Patti in Monterey Peninsula, CA
I really like the Grumbacher Acrylic Academy paints. I used to paint in oils a long time ago. Just started up art lessons with these acrylics and love them. Great coverage, colors dry beautifully, and apply smoothly. Great price also!
Rated by: good paint in brooklyn
Really good paints for a reasonable price!
Rated by: chi p. in dubai, TX
I've always used grumbacher academy acrylic colors because i like it's consistency. It retains it colors and doesn't dry too late or too soon. Misterart's delivery timing was perfect!
Rated by: Sally N. in Nevada, OH
I have been using Grumbacher acrylic paint for many years.'s prices are amazing for these! I have saved so much money by shopping this site!
Rated by: jake g. in los angeles, CA
Grumbachers academy acrylic paints are bright and vibrant, it is a huge tube and lasts a very long time. If you like to paint thick you can do that with these paints, if you like no texture you can use these also. These are great paints.
Rated by: Margaret C. in Red Oak, TX
These Acrylic paints are of the best quality, smooth and creamy. Excellent paint.
Rated by: Aaron M. in Sidney, NY
Great product, great price. Thank you, I will be back.
Rated by: Leah B. in Pawtucket, RI
I loved the smoothness of the acrylics, similar to some oil paints! Very impressive. What I did not like was the odor of the paint when it was still wet. All in all a great product.
Rated by: Carol G. in Austin, TX
Great colors, great price.
Rated by: John G. in Mays Landing, NJ
Very well, but I was expecting thicker
Rated by: Jeanie N. in Seattle, WA
These paints are great quality and store for several years after you open them. I have some acrylic tubes from other companies and they all dried up, while these were still wet and ready to go.
Rated by: adria W. in streamwood, IL
It is very good, it goes on like butter
Rated by: Ben W. in Provo, UT
Very fast turn-around and shipping. Good products.
Rated by: Katie L. in Ketchikan, AK
Thank you! Living on an island in Alaska, it is not always easy to get the art supplies I want. I was very impressed with the options you have and the speedy delivery!
Rated by: valerie d. in Klamath River, CA
Your products are great and shipping time is excellent. Everything comes wrapped very well, with no damage to the product. I'm very happy with the Web site and tell my friends and will order whenever I need painting materials. Thanks to you all at
Rated by: Shannon H. in Kaaawa, HI
I love the grumbacher acrylics. They blend well, and have great color. They are smooth and evenly textured. They are wonderful to work with.
Rated by: Alexander W. in West Lafayette, IN
I started with academy acrylics when I needed coloring for customized model horses. They dry quickly and don't clump. Its the brand I look for whenever I buy acrylics.
Rated by: Rebecca P. in Rota, Spain, AE
I love these paints, I use them all of the time. They are smooth and mix well. They have a great sheen and dry quickly. Highly recomended.
Rated by: Melina W. in Provo, UT
These acrylic paints are great, and they hold their color really well. This is a top-of-the-line brand at a modest price.
Rated by: John A. in Brooklyn, NY
They work very well for the price.
Rated by: Robert L. in Hamilton, TX
best paint for the money hands down.
Rated by: Shannon H. in Kaaawa, HI
I enjoy using these acrylic paints. They are very good for a beginner artists. I use them when teaching new students. They blend well, and they have a good color range. slh
Rated by: effie V. in North Hampton, NH
Your acrylic paints are very good the colors are great, the coverage great, I mix a lot of my own colors and find they blend well
Rated by: Stacey W. in Metairie, LA
These are the only paints I use; they are an excellent consistancy, the colors are vibrant, the cost is not outrageous, and they can be used by novice and professional painters. Highly recommended.
Rated by: Robert L. in Hamilton, TX
great product covers and blends well
Rated by: Robert L. in Hamilton, TX
excelent colors and mixing, easy to thin if needed
Rated by: carolyn o. in sweet home, OR
wether you are a student or a professional these paints are wonderful to work with! The colors are vibrant and mix well. Easy open and close caps.
Rated by: Juan P. in Winston Salem, NC
They are excellent! you can do whatever you want on high quality!
Rated by: Angela T. in Santa Rosa, CA
These acrylic paints are smooth and easy to mix and apply to canvas or paper. Great for the beginner or the professional.
Rated by: Anatoly S. in Washington, DC
I use this economical, quality paint without frustration and waste mostly for mixtures. The good consistency and control as well as variety of colors makes this product useful to experiment with different techniques in Acrylic painting.
Rated by: Jack B. in Kennewick, WA
excellent quality at a great price. I was pleased by this purchase. Grumbacher is and always has been recognized as tops in their class.
Rated by: Mary L. in Huntington, NY
Needed a good acrylic on a budget- these are fine, the body is still a little loose, but the colors are great. PS- was comparing price with Galleria thinking these were more expensive- but then realized the price is really the same- these are 3 oz tubes!
Rated by: Renee . in Holly springs, MS
Not my fav acrylic paint( which cost 3xs this)..but my fav in this price range..good color load and consistency. When I have to ecomomize this is the best.
Rated by: Abbey O. in Bethany, WV
Great product!! Very nice paints, I would recommend them!!
Rated by: Roselind K. in Tampa, FL
Excellent quality paint. Easy to use and high quality. Some of the best paints I have used.
Rated by: Terri C. in Myrtle Beach, SC
I use Grumbacher Academy Acrylic Colors all the time for most of my works and love the texture and versitility. I started with Grumbacher many years ago as a student and find their quality consistant.
Rated by: Linda F. in Selma, OR
I love GRUMBACHER Academy Acrylic Colors! I especially love their THIO VIOLET - I use a lot of it in both portraits and landscapes. It blends perfectly with so many other colors, and even other brands. When I need THIO VIOLET, I choose Grumbacher Academy Acrylic.
Rated by: Beth O. in Boston, MA
I love these paints! The prices are extremely reasonable for such a high quality acrylic. The wide range of colors available are excellent, - beautiful tones, plus it took really well to the canvas.

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