How To Paint Paint by Numbers

We're so excited that you're ready to try Paint Plot paint by numbers. The instructions below offer a step by step guide for how to complete you paint by numbers for adults and some hints and tips to help you along the way.

What's included

In your Paint Plot paint by numbers kit you will find a high quality canvas, three paint brushes of various sizes, your numbered paints and a frame if you ordered one.

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How it works

The paint container and canvas are both marked with the same numbers.

how to complete paint by numbers - match paint pot to canvas

Apply the paint number (4) to the corresponding number (4) on the canvas.

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Continue to apply all the paint with the corresponding numbers on the canvas.

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Once all the paint is applied, your painting will be complete.

how to paint once all paint is applied you are finished

Before getting started

  • Pick a comfortable spot where you have plenty of space for all the equipment (included in every kit).
  • Get a tub of water and a cloth so you can clean your brushes between using different paint colors.
  • Your paintbrush needs to be dry when putting it in the paint

Helpful Tips

  • Paint the smallest areas first, then the medium-sized, followed by the largest areas.
  • Paint the whole painting with a single color before moving on to the next one.
  • Let the areas dry completely before painting neighboring sections.
  • Leave no gaps between the different colors.

Ready to start? View our paint by numbers for adults kits here.