Magna paint

Magna paints, a line of acrylic paints developed by Leonard Bocour and Harry Levison in 1947 and reformulated in 1960, are pigments ground in an acrylic resin with solvents and a plasticizer. It is very different from modern acrylic paint, as it is composed of pigments ground in an acrylic resin brought into emulsion through the use of solvents.Unlike modern water-based acrylics, Magna is miscible with turpentine and mineral spirits and dries rapidly to a matte finish. It was used by Jackson Pollock and Roy Lichtenstein. Roy actually used magna with oil paints. Magna paint has more of a shine to it than the regular paints that we use.