Painting By Numbers | A step by Step Guide

No painting skills are required to start painting by numbers. Painting by Numbers is a fun kit for adults and kids. The kits have a numbered section on the canvas. All you have to do is follow the numbers, and based on the numbered color palette you will find out what color corresponds to the part of the drawing.

paint by numbers guide

This is a perfect guide to the aspiring artist through the process of painting. Following our simple steps, you’ll create a masterpiece of your own. You can get a lot of tips on this topic in the 10 tips for painting by numbers.

Painting by numbers is a very therapeutic process and develops self-confidence, as well as increases motor skills. It also helps to increase concentration and relax your mind and body.

Step 1

Order a kit from Painting by Numbers Shop. It’s as simple as selecting a painting you like and purchasing it. The size of the painting may vary.

Step 2

Get your kit. Open your new kit and get started. A few key steps to make your painting experience go smoothly are:

  • Working in an open -free space and a well-ventilated space
  • Start from the top of the canvas.

Tip: While you are going to start painting, start your work in descending order. It means to start painting from a larger area and then move towards smaller areas. It will consume less time and also helps to prevent any kind of accidental smudging.


Step 3

Find the number on the kit and use the same color palette with assigned numbers.


Tip: Move from dark to light in a sequence of color’s effects. It will allow you to understand the composition of colors in a better way. This way, you can see how the colors affect one another.                           

Step 4

Paint the same corresponding number first then move to the next number.


Tip: Cover the numbers on a painting so that it gives neatness to your painting. To do so coat the second layer of paint and let it dry. Do not rush your painting, and give plenty of drying time between colors.

Step 5

brush cleaningDon’t forget to wash the brush and dry it with a cloth so that there is no paint left on the brush otherwise colors will mix and won’t create exact color. After washing the brush, start a new part. It will help to give your canvas a fresh texture.


Step 6

Find the next number and color it accordingly.

Tip: Use enough paint to cover any area but be precise while painting. The amount should be enough to cover the area but the color should not enter in the parts connected to your painted area.

Step 7

Number by number when you have completed it, you will be stunned by the beauty of it. Frame it, hang it, see it, and smile. 


paint by numbers step by step

Most importantly, have fun. Follow all rules and tips but do not make it frustrating for you. Be creative with your canvas and have faith in yourself. With our Painting by Numbers kit, you can relax, have fun and learn.

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