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Paint Marker VS Permanent Marker, Which is the Best?

19th Nov 2022
If you wanna know the difference between a paint marker and a permanent marker, please read this article and you may know the answer.

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Permanent markers have many advantages over paint markers. The ink is permanent and smudge-free, and the drying time is fast. Permanent markers are ideal for blending, layering, and correcting mistakes on nonporous surfaces. However, they are almost impossible to erase and may leave an indelible ink stain.

  • Ink Type

The main difference between a permanent marker and a paint marker is the ink type. Permanent markers use ink that dries to a matte finish and will not smear or fade. They are also non-toxic and water-based. Paint markers have a more limited color range than permanent markers.

Paint markers have a softer tip than permanent markers and can be used on porous surfaces. However, permanent markers must be used with care because they can bleed if they come into contact with other surfaces. As with paints, paint markers should be tested on a compatible surface before use.

  • Drying Period

When buying a permanent paint marker, you should always consider the drying time. While acrylic paints are fast to dry, oil-based permanent markers need a longer time to dry. This is due to the fact that oil-based permanent paints behave differently. While they can remain opaque on dark surfaces, they tend to fade on light surfaces. This is why it’s best to make sure that the surface you’ll be painting on is well-ventilated.

Paint markers are also commonly used for painting. They can be water or oil-based. You may choose a permanent paint marker if you’re working on a nonporous surface. They also have a quick dry time and are smudge-proof, but their drying time will vary. In some cases, you may need to use a sealer spray to ensure your permanent paint marker is waterproof.

  • Safety

Paint markers and permanent markers both offer different benefits when it comes to painting. Both of these types of markers produce vivid colors and a high-quality finish on various surfaces. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before using one over the other. Permanent markers can bleed and smear when used on porous surfaces, while paint markers do not. In addition, they can leave indelible stains.

There are several types of permanent markers, some of which are non-toxic and washable. Others contain toxic chemicals and solvents. Some of these pens have strong odors and should be used in a well-ventilated area. Permanent markers can also be used with gloves to reduce exposure to the ink.

  • Finish

While both paint markers and permanent markers provide an opaque finish, the two methods differ slightly in their ability to produce rich, vibrant colors. Paint markers also provide a more flexible finishing option because they can be layered and edited after the initial application. On the other hand, permanent markers dry quickly and are virtually smudge-free. However, unlike paint markers, permanent ink stains and scratches are virtually impossible to remove.

Permanent markers are usually made of a plastic tube that is filled with ink and a sponge-like material that serves as the marker tip. The sponge-like material contains a colorant that gives the ink a specific color, ranging from black to blue and red. Another component of the ink is resin, a glue-like polymer that adheres to paper once the solvent evaporates.

In Summary

Permanent markers are better than paint markers, but they are hard to erase and leave some stains.

If you want to know how to remove permanent marker inks, check out this blog post 5 Ways to Remove Permanent Markers From any Surface.