What I love about painting with acrylics is that they are very forgiving. Whatever you donÂ’t like, you can paint overÂ—the paint is very opaque. However, you can thin acrylics with water and make them look like watercolors, too, and get those kinds of effects. Acrylics dry permanently on cloth, so they can be used as fabric paint. The colors are brilliant, the paints are cheap, and you donÂ’t need super fancy brushes or thinners. And the whole mess cleans up with water!