Acrylic paint, also known as alkyd paint has special traits, which is very easy to pick. Acrylic paint is not water based paint, which is one of its most special features. It is based on oil, and therefore has strong adhesion properties.
However, the color retention properties of Alkyd paint are not that strong, and it tends to fade away very soon. You would also notice that acrylic paints have more weight comparatively to other paints, and therefore it is difficult to apply on surfaces.
Modern house owners have a strong affinity for Alkyd paints for the simple reason that the paint could be used for application on any given surface. Acrylic paints also grip surfaces very hard, it’s not that easy to remove acrylic paint from any surface. Still house owners should keep one thing in mind that time taken to dry up acrylic paints are much longer.