The oil in the paint is what makes it sticky

Acrylic paints can be used to create art on any kind of metal surface including steel, brass, copper, bronze and aluminum. Acrylics are one of the best water-based paints that can be used for metal as well as most other surfaces. Most of the paints we have found are oil based. The oil in the paint is what makes it sticky, and also makes the paint difficult to clean up. Acrylics are non-toxic and easy to wash off the surface, although some acrylic paints do leave a residue.

You can create a stunning piece of art using acrylics on any metal surface, metal garden art including stainless steel, copper and bronze. Acrylic paint will bond firmly to a metal surface because it contains an acrylic resin binder.

There are many acrylic paints available today, ranging from the traditional “acrylics” that you know from school, to the more modern “mists” that have much more versatility. These mists have acrylic binders, but the binder isn’t necessary for bonding. Some mists are formulated to be easily cleaned off and some to be very long lasting.

The type of paint that is used for acrylic metal art should be selected according to the type of metal surface you have chosen to use. The paint you select must be compatible with the metal you plan on using.