Paint pens are markers or pens that contain paint instead of ink. They are designed for drawing, painting, and writing on various surfaces such as paper, canvas, glass, plastic, wood, metal, and more. Paint pens typically consist of a barrel filled with paint and a tip or nib through which the paint is dispensed onto the surface.
The paint inside the pen is usually oil-based or water-based, depending on the brand and intended use. Oil-based paint pens are often permanent and can work on a wide range of surfaces, including porous and non-porous materials. They provide vibrant colours and are resistant to fading or smudging. Water-based paint pens, on the other hand, are suitable for more porous surfaces and are often easier to clean up. They may require additional sealing or protection to prevent smearing or fading.
Paint pens come in various sizes, from fine-tip for detailed work to broad-tip for broader strokes. Some pens have a valve or pump system that allows you to control the flow of paint, while others have a simple capillary action.
Paint pens are popular among artists, crafters, and hobbyists because they offer precise control and the ability to create intricate designs with opaque and vivid colours. They are versatile tools for adding details, outlining, shading, and filling in areas with paint, providing a convenient alternative to traditional brushes and paints.