A Step-By-Step Paint By Number Guide For Adults!

Painting and art have the power to make you feel happier by engaging you fully so you forget everything but the present moment while giving you the chance to exercise your creativity. One of the best ways to start painting little by little each day is through paint by number kits.

Paint by numbers tips is a system that allows you to color isolated shapes a specific color to reveal a final cohesive picture. Adult paint by number kits have become increasingly popular as it allows people to paint without having to worry about the final results and whether the final picture will look good.

It’s a good way to beat stress and anxiety and is so simple that it can be done by almost anyone.

Here is a quick guide to help you have the best experience with your paint by numbers kit:

Prepare A Spot Before Starting

The first thing you need to do before you unpack your paint by number kit is to find a nice and quiet spot to do your artwork. Make sure the spot you choose is spacious and well-lit so even the tiniest numbers and spaces will be easily visible. You’ll also need a comfortable chair where you can easily sit for hours without getting tired. And finally, remove anything you don’t want to be covered in paint and cover the floor with a sheet to protect it from accidental paint spills.

Make Sure You Have All The Supplies

The next step is gathering the supplies. Once you start your paint by numbers kit you will be in the zone so it’s important that you have everything you need to ensure no interruptions. You’ll need paintbrushes, a small cup of water, few paper towels, and of course, your canvas.

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Read The Instructions

Before you dip your brush in the paints, it might be a good idea to skim through the instructions provided in your paint by numbers kit. The instructions can be quite helpful and will give you a better sense of where to start and how to use the numbered paints provided in the kit. We recommend taking a digital picture of the canvas to have a permanent reference sheet that you can’t misplace.

Start Painting

Now comes the exciting part. Start painting the areas in the frame one at a time using one color of paint first then moving on to the next. Start with the darker colors first and go from the top to bottom before you move on to the lighter colors. Another way to do this is to paint in all the smaller spots first and then move on to the larger areas. Smaller areas can be tricky to paint so you might do a good job if you do them at the start before you are tired and more prone to making a mistake.

Get It Framed

Last but not the least, get your finished masterpiece framed to love and cherish for years to come. You can get a set of wooden stretchers from Personalize Everything to mount your paint by number canvas. You can also get your painting framed professionally, especially if you’re working on a custom paint by number kit.

Paint by number kits also make excellent gifts for your loved ones. Order a custom paint-by-numbers kit from Personalize Everything by sending us a picture of your choice for an amazing, personalized gift for the special people in your life.

Contact us today for more info!

  • Jonathon Stauffer

    This is so awesome I just got married on 9/11 and I can’t wait to get this pic it’s going to be so much fun for both of us I already have a spot over the fireplace for it thanks again

  • Emma

    Thank you so much for this useful article. It helped me a lot into making my first custom paint by numbers.

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