So, I'm relatively new to writing, only used markers till Abt a year ago when GR inspired me to get more serious with it and give it a shot. That being said, this paint is in a whole different class than the mostly rusto, and dollar practice cans I've become accustomed to. It is dark, it pops in one coat in a way 2 or 3 coats of other cans still don't compare. If You are on the fence, just order it. Oh and I love the mixing balls being magnetic, I rarely run across that lately.