Currently I use Liquitex heavy body acrylics. When I switched from using oil paint, I read some reviews and gave them a shot. I liked them, so I stuck with them. I can't claim to have used all the premium brands and selected this one over the others. Because acrylics are synthetic, I believe the quality and price range is tighter than with oil paints. The available colors choices for acrylics are vast, probably too many. I'm not sure which of a certain shade would work best when I look at the options, so I just stick to what I have used before. With oil paint it was a little easier, as the traditional base colors are fewer. I love the Heavy Body version, and would never use the regular. Even with heavy, it still takes several coats to to cover something completely.