How To

Painting tips!

  • Painting number by number may be the easiest and ensures that the paints would not dry out, but there are no hard and fast rules. Painting area by area definitely serves the best sense of satisfaction!
  • All our kits come with a paper guide reference should you accidentally paint over a wrong number, or forget where you were painting.
  • That said, embrace mistakes!
  • Use toothpicks for tiny spaces that even the smallest brush cannot fill.
  • Moisten brush before putting on paint. This collects the hairs and makes your strokes more precise. Dip the tip of the brush in water and dry off excess water before dipping it in paint.


Brush Care

  • Have a glass of water to wash brushes within reach when painting
  • Make sure to wash your brush in water and dry on a cloth (recommended) or napkin after use. Do so before the paint drys on the brush.
  • Swish brushes in water and gently dab to dry. Avoid stamping it on any surfaces as this may cause the hairs on the brush to come askew.
  • Avoid leaving the brushes in the water glass as this will curl the brush hairs, making it more difficult to paint.
  • Should your brushes become clogged, dip it in nail polish remover and gently dab on a napkin.


Paint Care

  • All our paints are water-based acrylic which are known for rich hues that last. However, they do tend to dry quickly, especially in dry climates. Quick drying is good for painting purposes but not so much for storage. Be sure to close all your paint pots after use. For this reason, you might consider painting them number by number.
  • Diluting paints with water can make it easier to spread, but will also make it less opaque. I would recommend doing do only if the paint becomes thick and hard to spread do it bit by bit as you need.
  • If the paint dries out completely in the paint pot, add one or two drops of water in the pot and stir with a toothpick. Close the pot and let it sit for awhile.


Canvas Care

  • You may iron your canvas to get rid of creases and wrinkles. Use medium heat and iron over a piece of cloth.
  • If you would like to get your canvas stretched, I'd recommend doing it before you start painting!