REVIEW: Master’s Touch Fine Art Studio Acrylic Paint

One of my absolute favorite brands of acrylic paint is Master’s Touch Fine Art Studio.

Master's Touch Fine Art Studio acrylic paint

Master’s Touch Fine Art Studio acrylic paint

I have been using this brand of paint for quite some time now for feather painting and canvas painting. Master’s Touch art supplies are sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby stores (and since Master’s Touch is actually Hobby Lobby’s brand. It is sold in single 4.1oz tubes for $3.99/tube, as well as 8.5 oz tubes for $6.99/tube and is available in 59 different pigments. It is also sold in various sets if you want to get the most bang for your buck.

Set of 36 tubes of Master's Touch Acrylic paint

Set of 36 tubes of Master’s Touch Acrylic paint

When you first lay eyes on a tube of Master’s Touch acrylic paint, you’ll notice it comes in a clear plastic tube with a black cap. At first glance the colors are extremely vibrant and eye catching – at this point you can only hope they will stay like that once you apply them to a canvas…and with a name like “Master’s Touch” it makes them sound all the more desirable…but will they really live up to their name and give you that Master’s Touch you’ve been looking for?….

For purposes of this review, I will be using the following Master’s Touch colors: Scarlet, Orange, Yellow Med, Light Green, Ultramarine, and Rouge.

Master's Touch Fine Art Studio Acrylic Paint

Master’s Touch Fine Art Studio Acrylic Paint

Upon laying them out onto a palette, you can see the viscosity (consistency) of these paints is nice and heavy-bodied. However, if you are not a fan of a heavier-bodied paint, these thin out very nicely with adding just a bit of water.

As you can see, the paint holds its shape quite well

As you can see, the paint holds its shape quite well. P.S. My camera really has trouble doing justice to the vibrancy of these paints.

A beautiful consistency

A beautiful consistency

Below I have painted swatches of color onto a canvas so you can see how opaque and vibrant they are. This is important to note since some paint brands look nice sitting in the tube, however once you apply them to a canvas they seem to be slightly transparent, requiring multiple coats to achieve an opaque result. But with Master’s Touch, what you see is what you get – beautiful, vibrant, and opaque color all around! Although you can thin out these paints quite a bit, I also demonstrated how easy it is to add texture if desired. Also it is important to note that the paints below are fully dry – which is saying a lot since it means they maintain their texture and vibrancy when dry. Some brands of paint are beautiful when applied, but once they are dry they tend to turn a darker shade – but I have found that does not happen with Master’s Touch.


Now with the picture below, they were not fully dry, however this picture was just to again show the texture produced with a brushstroke.

Master's Touch acrylic can produce nice texture if you are looking to do heavy bodied work.

Master’s Touch acrylic can produce nice texture if you are looking to do heavy bodied work.

(Now personally, I do not do heavy-bodied work, but again, these paints are amazing even for thinner applications.)

And one small “plus” to note is the cap – (I have had trouble in the past with other brands and their containers. It is not uncommon for excess paint to ooze out of the container while you screw the cap back onto the tube…all the while the paint underneath the cap dries and becomes, for lack of a better word, a glue. Then a few days pass and you are left to come up with some creative ways to remove the stuck-on cap before your next painting session.) The Master’s Touch cap is made out of a special plastic that prevents this from happening. Even if there is paint overflow that dries underneath the cap, you’ll never have to deal with it being stuck.

And although I already mentioned the price above, I wanted to stress the fact that this is a GREAT price for this quality of paint. From my experience, paint of this quality should usually cost between $9-$18/4oz tube. Imagine my surprise when I first purchased a few 4oz tubes of Master’s Touch paint for $3.99 each, only to find that these paints were absolutely fantastic!  And to make the deal even sweeter, Hobby Lobby offers 40% off any one regularly priced item – in store and online! Just go to to print the in-store coupon, or when shopping online, add the coupon to your cart and it will automatically take 40%off your highest priced eligible item.

In my humble opinion, these paints are totally worth way more than their price! After trying them for the first time I was hooked! So if you have been sitting on the fence about whether or not to try Master’s Touch acrylic paint, or if you have never heard about Master’s Touch and have been wanting to try a whole new brand, just remember you heard it here first on – this paint is fantastic!


If you want to find out how you can have a chance to win your very own 36-piece set of Master’s Touch Acrylic paints, stay tuned for my next post on!  I’ll be posting the giveaway directions later this evening!  (UPDATE: I’ll be posting the giveaway directions tomorrow! Check back soon!)  – I was originally going to include the giveaway on this post…but do you see how long this post is already?….. ;-)


If I did not answer your question about Master’s Touch acrylic paint, please feel free to write your question in the comment section below, and I’ll answer to the best of my knowledge. Or if you have been a fan of Master’s Touch acrylic paint and want to tell us your experience with it, feel free to write it in the comment section below! :-)

Happy Painting!


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40 Responses to REVIEW: Master’s Touch Fine Art Studio Acrylic Paint

  1. dave brinkmeyer says:

    m very excited to try out thsi paint – my wife and I bought a piece painted with this paint =- never tried, but I;m about to – looks awesome -

  2. It is really great paint! Everyone that tries it loves it. Feel free to come back and let us know what you think about it! I’d love to see a finished piece using Master’s Touch paint!

  3. jasmine says:

    Thank you for this wonderful review. It really does help in the art world to know if someone has tried the product before hand. :)

  4. i have used the paint a lot in most of the paintings i do it works great i like the bright color the best

  5. and if u use gloss fluid it keeps the paint from looking flat or u can also use modeling paste if u use both thought it looks a bit better

  6. Randall says:

    How can the paint be thinned out a little? Thank you. Randall

  7. Christine says:

    Does it shine after it’s dry and is it easily blended?

  8. John Allen says:

    I have a set of Master’s Touch acrylic paints my girlfriend is trying to sell. One person that was interested asked about if they can be used in airbrushes, how they should be thinned and what surfaces they are good for. Any idea?

  9. Michael says:

    What major paint company manufacturers Masters touch for Hobby Lobby?

  10. Don says:

    Thank You for the great review!

  11. judy burton says:

    Is masters touch paint suitable for out-door application if sealed with clear polyurethane?

  12. Alesia says:

    Thank you very much for the review, very helpful.
    But unfortunately it’s extremely hard to read on the black background…

  13. Since acrylic is water-based, water is the ideal thing to use. You could also use a thinning medium, but water works just as well in my opinion.

  14. I have spoken with Hobby Lobby and they said that it is their own personal brand of paint.

  15. Jane says:

    I am wanting to use Master’s to paint a welcome sign to our neighborhood. Will this hold up in very hot sun as well as 20 below 0 weather? I will seal it with several coats of clear polyurethane.

  16. James Richter says:

    could you please send the mailing address for Master Touch, I would like to get a chart of paints and brushes from them. thank you

  17. Sherry Sellers says:

    I bought these paints to use on polymer clay. I was wondering if you might know if you can bake this paint in a toaster oven when it is painted on a pre-baked polymer clay figurine without it bubbling up (or acting up in general).

  18. Naomi says:

    I recently started painting and have tried several brands. I actually like this paint better than some of the more expensive brands that Hobby Lobby sells. Their range of colors is amazing and they are on sale this week for $3.49 a 4 oz. tube. Has anyone tried the Fine Touch brand from HL. They’re even cheaper and the colors are intense. I’ve only read one review of that paint and it was a very good one.

  19. I tried it for the first time, mainly due to price point. I normally use Liquitex or Winsor & Newton. I like it, worked very well and made good coverage and blending was really easy. Would show a pic of finished piece, but do not see where to attach it. You can check me out here though, the sharks was the piece I used this paint.

  20. Roy says:

    I have been using Masters Touch for a few years now and I love it, price wise its very inexpensive. The color is awesome, the paint is not too thick flows evenly, all around excellent quality paint.

  21. Fred Camp says:

    I have been using ‘Fine Touch’ paint to practice with for a few months and it is ok. Tonight I accidentally used some ‘Master’s Touch’ (that I had been gradually stocking up on for later use) and was pleasantly surprised at the difference. It has a very smooth, silky texture and seems to be brighter. I am interested in comparing its’ lightfastness and durability with Liquitex Heavy bodied. Since I am still very much in practice mode I have a little time to evaluate. I know that a lot of the people at Hobby Lobby have said how much their customers like this brand of paint.

  22. dixie says:

    I just bought my first set of these paints and found out they dry shiny and get gummy if you have to repaint over some areas. They don’t dry too fast which is good, but I’m having trouble with layering paint. And I’ve waited over night allowing the paint to fully dry. Still gets gummy. Any suggestions?

  23. arlin west says:

    This is not a comment, but a question. The colors used in this article, are they considered primary and secondary colors?

  24. Nancy says:

    How long does it take to totally dry allowing a second coat to be applied?

  25. judy burton says:

    is this paint suitable for out door use?

  26. Kelly Ford says:

    I was intrigued at the vibrant colors I saw and was led to buy several tubes. I’ll only comment on the first two I opened and used on primed canvas, Ocean Green and Emerald Green. I’ve used several brands and I try to stay away from glossy/shiny paint. I was shocked that when fully dry the Master’s Touch paint still appeared wet and glossy. Their paint tubes should come with a warning. I won’t be buying any more.

  27. Kelly Ford says:

    I have reconsidered the paint I bought and love the heavy body and the oil like consistency. Easy to apply, shows brush strokes well, and covers nicely. Out of this world colors especially for Ocean and Island. No need to mix all your own paint with all the colors available. Goes good with matte medium per taste. Pallet knife loves the impasto texture.

  28. Lisa says:

    I also would like to know if anyone has used these for outdoor use. I paint outdoor flags, using duck canvas Fabric,

  29. lorraine jenkins says:

    I really needed to know how to apply the paint to a lamp shade this is my first time to attempt to do this i’m not sure how to help

  30. Callie Redmond says:

    I just used Master’s Touch for the first time and loved it. I have used Golden (didn’t like very much) and UTRECHT acrylic (l like it okay). I normally paint with oil paints but I like to finish some of my art work in a day. I am going online and order more colors. It’s like butter………

  31. bakwtr says:

    Master’s Touch is now the only brand of acrylics I use. Quality & price are great.

  32. Mike Rogers says:

    Bought this paint on a whim I guess. Bought before I saw you’re review. This paint is fabulous, period. Dries beautifully, bright, retains brush strokes. Easily worth twice the price. Have used two other known brands in this price range, Masters Touch far superior!!!

  33. Marta says:

    I’m relieved to read your review of this paint. This is what I’ve been using primarily, and i have been told that “cheaper” paints crack over time. So I was worried that I had unintentionally sold work that would fail over time.

  34. Sylvia Harmon says:

    Does this paint have lead in it. I am looking for a lead base paint. Any ideas.

  35. seetha says:

    can we use this in the polymer clay jewelry?

  36. Phyllis says:

    Does it work on fabric?

  37. Gail says:

    Thank you for your review of this brand of acrylic paint. I’m a want-to-be acrylic painter. Not much experience with this medium at all and have never purchased any paint. I don’t have much money, but want to get started painting, so I’ve been researching the past 2 weeks for which type of paint I should buy. Your review has helped me make my decision! Thanks again!

  38. Jeff Parker says:

    I’m unable to find if these wonderful acrylics are non-toxic.

  39. I can’t say for sure, but if you’re thinking there is a chance they would be somehow ingested by someone, then I would be on the safe side and treat them as if they are. I find that they don’t seem to cause harm when applying them to skin – but you always want to test a small area first to see if an allergic reaction may occur.

  40. It depends on the thickness you have applied it and the temperature of the room, but generally I’d give it from 30 minutes to an hour. But if they are thin layers, then 10-15 minutes would be plenty.

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