Painting by numbers is a technique by which the canvas is divided into numbered sections. The number of each cell corresponds to the color marked with the same number. For example, if we have a small pot of red paint marked with the number "1", we will use that color for all areas of the canvas marked with a "1". Following this process, you can create beautiful paintings that otherwise would be impossible to paint! No previous experience is required; You just need to bring out your inner artist!

Our paint by Numbers kit includes everything you need to complete a stunning masterpiece:
✅ Pre-printed numbered 100% finely woven cotton blend canvas—great pigment absorption and easy to color.
✅ Numbered acrylic-based paint set. No mix is required. Non-toxic and environmentally responsible. Safe for kids and pregnancy.
✅ Set of 4x standard paint brushes (1x small, 2x medium, 1x large).
✅ Hanging kit, including 2x screws and 2x non-track hooks.
✅ Reference print with the color key and black and white print of the canvas lines and numbers. 
✅ Directions sheet.

➡️ Find a comfortable and well-lit space. A good table or desk, together with a sturdy chair, will make your workplace better. The more detailed your paintings are, the smaller the cells they will have, so it is advisable to have a lamp or flexo handy if the natural light is not enough, along with a magnifying glass.
➡️ Remember to take breaks. You can set the alarm on your mobile, so you get up and stretch your legs every hour. It is essential to take care of the neck and back.
➡️ Clear your workspace. You would be surprised to see how paint can get everywhere. You can use old newspapers or plastic table cloth on the table. Wear home clothes just in case!

Q: I bought a frame to mount. Should I stretch the canvas before or after painting?
We always recommend mounting the canvas before painting, although it will depend on whether you have an easel. A stretched canvas is not ideal for painting on a table or desk since it can lose tension if you lean on it. This will not happen when painting with an easel. On the other hand, if you do not have an easel, it is better to paint your canvas first, as described in section 5, and then mount the frame once it is finished and completely dry, which we will explain later.

Framing your paint by numbers painting is a great way to add a finishing touch to your artwork and protect it from damage. Here’s how to do it:
  1. Start by measuring the size of your painting and purchasing a frame that fits it.
  2. Place the painting in the frame and secure it with the provided screws.
  3. Place the protective glass over the painting and secure it with the provided screws.
  4. Hang your framed painting on the wall and enjoy your artwork!
➡️ Fill up a small cup of water and prepare a few paper towels to clean your brushes while keeping them moist.
➡️ Pick a color and start painting! Remember that each number on the canvas matches the same color number.
➡️ Go through the colors one by one. Ideally, your should spend at least 30 minutes a day relaxing with your painting! Depending on the complexity, it will take you more or less time to finish your masterpiece.

✅ If you bought your kit without a frame, you could use masking tape to fix it to the surface (table) or a piece of cardboard (cut-out box), providing a more solid base. If you bought your painting already pre-stretched, it is best to use an easel to paint it.
✅ We recommend painting one number at a time, so the rest of the pots remain sealed. Acrylic paints dry quickly. Close the lids whenever you are not painting to prevent them from drying out!
✅ Clean your brushes between colors. Dip the brush into your water, stir and wipe it against the paper towel. Repeat until there is hardly any color left in the brush (the paper towel will barely have any color trace).
✅ Make the most precise strokes, conserve paint, and prevent your brushes from getting dried up and hard by using the tip of your brush!
✅ If you are right-handed, go from left to right. For left-handed individuals, go from right to left. This way, you won’t smudge painted areas that may not be dry yet!
✅ Made a mistake? If you use the wrong color, let it dry completely. You can then paint over the area with the right color of paint.
✅ Save any extra paint you have after your kit for future touch-ups or even a masterpiece of your own!
✅ If you find that a paint pod has dried up or is a little too thick, add a drop or two of warm water to bring it back to life!

Paint by numbers does not end once your complete your painting! There is a lot of extra stuff you can try and learn!
Melanie's Youtube channel is an excellent example of how deep you can go into advanced practices with your paint by numbers kit. She has tons of helpful paint by numbers videos. We partnered with her to offer you her awesome content. She does a terrific job, so do not hesitate to subscribe if you find it interesting.