||If you're familiar with the world's other solid paint marker offerings, then you're familiar with how these function. Straight and to the point, solid markers in general are a legendary marking tool for any occasion, and the AP Solids are an awesome option for anyone's artistic arsenal. Solid markers have stood the test of time and continue to be an indisputable fan-favorite for a very good reason. Along with the ability for color-split customization, solid markers are very durable against weathering and offer a no-frills writing experience for all users. There's no nibs, action valves, or even ink to mess around with. Compared to other marking methods, you get a peace of mind from not having to worry about keeping your hands clean (literally). You simply pull the cap off, twist the "chap-stick handle" and go to town. It's that easy.
Although these are slightly more expensive in comparison to other products, these AP solids not only have a longer barrel (for more usage) but also perform arguably better than others. I've found that these markers are notably more "creamy" or "buttery," allowing for a pleasurable gliding experience while writing. These factors make the higher cost well worth it, and are honestly negligible when comparing how much other retail stores sell their solid paint markers for. The additional benefit of being able to support a homegrown business should also be taken into consideration, and the fact that the pricing has stayed consistent for years should be much appreciated. Although I'm unsure if AP has changed the formula in any way from the time I originally purchased this pack years ago, if it's the same stuff as the original formula I can confidently say that this is a excellent product.
One "issue" I did find with these, (although it is more of an issue with solid markers in general) is the fact that they tend to get "goopy" and gum up on itself while writing. This can cause quite the mess in warmer conditions, or situations where you may find yourself capping and uncapping the marker frequently. On the other hand, any complications can easily be avoided by preventing yourself from pressing too hard and carefully handling the marker overall. With that being said, even the messiest paint stick is nothing in comparison to the damage control needed to be done on a mop that has slight leakage (lmao).
As a whole, I have been extremely impressed with these markers and will absolutely be looking forward to purchasing more!
If you're looking to take the next dive into finding a product that performs just as well (if not better) than other competitors, look no further. I've had troubles finding a similar product, and really believe the combination of a more than satisfactory performance along with the vibrant color palette makes this product an amazing value.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
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