I've been using apple barrel paints for all my acrylic work for years. I love the price, I love the color selection. These paints give me the freedom to create at a price point that doesn't break my budget. They hold up really well, I've had most of my bottles for several years. All you have to do is give them a quick shake if they've been sitting for a while, and you're good to go. I love that I can pick these up at my local Walmart, as I live in a small town & art supplies can be hard to come by unless you're willing to drive a pretty good distance. They're wonderful for beginners, as they are affordable, but work well even for a seasoned artist. They perform great, I'll continue to use this brand for many years to come I'm sure.