Americana is an all-purpose, premium quality acrylic paint used for decorative painting, home decor, and general craft painting projects. Americana is water-based, non-toxic and has a matte finish that can be varnished to create various sheens. This paint can be used on almost any surface. No wonder Americana is the brand of choice of more painting teachers and published artist than any other brand. Its versatility is unmatched; it can be used by the most talented artist on canvas or by a beginner for the simplest furniture or craft projects.