I hadn't painted in acrylic for quite a number of years, so when I saw this set I thought it would be a good test... The price alone was incredibly appealing, so what did I have to lose? Wow! These little tubes will stretch beyond what you think they are able. The colours are intense (can be cut with white), buttery smooth, easy to mix, and coverage is exceptional. I particularly enjoy using the turquoise blue & primary yellow for that little extra "snap" this painting has needed. This product has won me over from other more traditional brands. Very happy, indeed!