The 10 Best Enamel Paint Sets
This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Known for its durable and glossy properties, enamel paint is commonly used by crafters as well as modelers who create replicas of houses, cars, airplanes, ships, and more. It also comes in handy for touching up chips or scratches on kitchen appliances or barbecue grills. The sets featured here are great for adding color and shine to all kinds of surfaces, including ceramic, wood, stone, and glass. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
July 07, 2020:
In this update, we added in the Testors All-Purpose Kit, a set of chisel-tipped markers that are great for small art projects or touching up scratched or chipped surfaces on appliances. They can draw either fine or broad lines and work well on glass, wood, and plastic. They’re made in the United States, and each features one-third fluid ounce of paint. If you need new nibs, replacement ones are readily available. We also moved the Testors 9146XT to the top spot, and this versatile set features a nice variety of colors that make it great for a variety of projects. Included are primary colors as well as black and white, plus metallic shades of gold and silver. For a large set that comes with 36 colors in total, look to the Alpha 6 Corporation Alphanamel Megapack, which also is equipped with a sturdy stand that will keep them neat and tidy on your crafting table or shelf. These feature a durable formula that stands up well to the elements, making them well suited for outdoor projects.
If you’re looking to decorate military models, our list has you covered with the Testors Model Masters Military and the Testors Camo Flat, both of which feature shades of olive, brown, and gray that will help you to create realistic-looking patterns on your trucks, tanks, and model airplanes. If it’s model cars you’re decorating, check out the Testors Model Car, which comes with eye-catching metallic shades of red, sapphire, and silver, as well as flat gray, white, and black.
Like acrylic paints, enamel ones are richly pigmented and mix well. No matter which set of enamel paints you choose, be sure to keep them away from small children. They can be harmful or fatal if swallowed. Use them in well-ventilated areas, and avoid contact with the skin and the eyes. A respirator mask can help prevent the toxic effects of solvent inhalation, whether you’re working indoors or out.