Painting Supplies

Welcome to the wonderful world of painting! This is the place for beginners who want to get into painting and learn about the basics. Check out the articles about drop cloth or some type of protective covering for your workspace. Good luck and happy painting!

Before you Start

Before you start you'll want to make sure your painting area is prepped and ready to go. If you are painting on a table or surface that's normally used for something else, put down old newspapers or a paint thinner or turpentine.


First decide what type of paint you want to use. Liquitex paint: it's easy to get a hold of and works well.


Some painters prefer canvas while others get more creative with alternative materials. If you're looking at canvas the easiest route to go is a staples. For more information on how to put everything together, check out Once you get used to working on canvas try using illustration board, artist metal or wood. 

Related Guides and Products

Please visit Painting for Kids if you would like some ideas to buy for aspiring young painters.

International Resources

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