Shinhan Professional Watercolor Review Lightfast Test PWC SWC PASS and KOREAN COLOR paint
Shinhan watercolors "SWC" version review and lightfast test. Please note that they do have other qualities of paint, this one is the artist grade professional quality type. It's easy to get confused with their "Shinhan Professional" blue box watercolors. Each tube is 15ml, the standard large size for watercolors. They are made in South Korea and are the main competitor of Mission Gold brand.
They average just a few dollars per tube, compared to the average of $10 to $15 per tube of most brands of professional quality watercolors. The pigment load, water dispersion, lifting, packaging and overall quality was excellent.
Verdict: 9 fugitive colors, 23 lightfast colors. Close in comparison to the amount of lightfast paints in the Mission Gold sets. However, I prefer Mission Gold for color intensity and pigment load. If you are able to find both Shinhan and Mission Gold sets available for similar prices, the Mission Gold paints can be diluted to last longer than the Shinhan set would. Some reviews have commented that they prefer Shinhan's subtle color selection, however I would argue that all it takes is a little extra water to make your Mission Gold paints less vibrant in color.
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If you would like to see how ShinHan paints compare to other brands, be sure to check out the pigment database page. You can view each swatch card next to another brand's same color!