As with most paint products, craft paints come in assorted styles, finishes and textures and your project could determine what craft paint type to use.

If you are painting rocks, you might want to use a multi-surface paint designed for indoor and outdoor use. But if the painted rock is going to stay inside, you can probably get away with a standard acrylic paint. If you are going to paint glass, you can use an enamel paint and follow the directions for curing the paint so it will be dishwasher safe.

Craft paint comes in matte and gloss finishes as well as super matte chalk and your project can help determine what finish to use as well. If you are painting an old piece of furniture and are looking for a durable paint that requires minimal prep, using a chalk paint would be a really good option.

There are many choices when it comes to craft paint. The best choice for paint type will always be to use a paint that is designed to work on what you are a painting rather than trying to make a paint work when it isn't intended for the purpose. With so many choices, you should be able to find the right paint in a great color that will make your project a one of a kind masterpiece!