Paint by Numbers – Paint by Numbers is an amazing hobby that can teach someone to master the craft of painting. It is recognized as one of the best stress relieving hobbies there are. We put this FAQ together to help answer some of the more common question pertaining to the hobby.
What is Paint by Numbers? – Dating back to the 50s, paint-by-numbers was known as a style of art that was performed by filling in pre-numbered areas on a canvas with specific matching colors of paint. This popular art form was brought to market in a kit form.
What is included in a paint-by-number kit? – Each paint-by-number kit comes with everything that you need to complete the project. You’ll get paint brushes, the canvas with numbered fields for you to paint and you’ll also get matching paint vials numbered so it’s easy to match the paints to the canvas. There is also an instruction manual and a picture guide with what the painting should look like when it’s done.
What sizes of artwork are available? – For most paint-by-number kits the average size is 16 inches by 20 inches but there are kits that are larger or multiple panel. Some of them are large enough to be considered wall art.
Do I need to be an artist to do paint-by-numbers? – Absolutely not, paint by numbers is designed to be a learn as you go type of structured art. You will gain skill over time plus, there are varying difficulties of kits from very simple ones to insanely intensive kits that will test even the serious artists.
How long does it take to complete a kit? – That really varies depending on the difficulty of the kit and the amount of time that you can dedicate to doing your paint buy number project. It’s meant to be more of a relaxing activity so it’s hard to say. It could take days weeks or even months depending on the time that you want to put into it.
When you want to switch colors should you clean your paint brush? – Yes, it’s advisable and you should also clean it between each painting session. Rinse the paint in a brush basin or container water. If needed you can add a touch of mild soap and thoroughly clean the paint from the bristles. Reshape the brush to allow the dry between uses. Never let it sit out of the container of water or rest on its bristles.