Paint & Painting Supplies

Fuel your creative impulses with an extensive range of painting supplies and artists paints for making an artist out of anyone. Shop online at Spotlight.

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Essential Art Paints & Painting Supplies For Every Artist

At Spotlight, we are here to help you on your creative painting journey. You'll find a variety of art paint and painting supplies for all skill levels, budgets and painting styles. Whether you're a beginner looking to start your painting supplies collection, or a professional artist looking to elevate your craft, find everything you need here. Experienced artists can benefit from the range at Spotlight, we stock premium brands including Jo Sonja, Reeves and Liquitex which are well-known for their high quality.


Discover Quality Paints For Your Project

You'll find a range of art paint for any project at Spotlight. Find entry-level paints to experiment with and high-quality paints for professional artists. You'll find the below paints:

  • Acrylic Paints - nothing beats the versatility of acrylic paints. You can mix them to create a range of exciting colours, and they're also quick-drying and water-soluble. Acrylic paints are an excellent choice for beginners and professionals with affordable and high-end options available.
  • Oil Paints - appealing for artists looking for flexibility, depth of colour and a compound that doesn't dry too quickly, which means you can work at a relaxed pace. Shop oil-based art paints in individual tubes in a variety of colours, as well as in sets of different sizes.
  • Watercolours Paints - if you've got the flair for it, watercolours can produce some extraordinarily unique painting effects that oils and acrylic-based paints just can't replicate. Watercolours also offer outstanding value for money - if they go dry, just add a bit more water to your palette and you're back in action. They're not as harsh on your paint brushes as other compounds and cleaning up is easy too - just use water again - which means they're perfect for the younger artist in the family.
  • Gouache Paints - gouache paints feature a vibrant opaque matt finish and is known to provide a powerful surge of strong, bold, mixable colour that's in between watercolour and acrylic on the painter's palette.
  • Specialty Compounds - for the experienced artist, find fabric paints, as well as resins and primers for wood and canvas, retarders for delaying the drying time of acrylics and oils, and gels to create a range of different textures and finishes to your artwork.
  • Art Inks - discover artist quality pigments for your creative project with art inks from leading brands.
  • Value Art Paint Sets - start your paint collection with an amazing value paint set that includes a variety of colours for you to experiment with.
  • Kids craft paint - for kids' school projects and fun, shop great value craft paint.

Painting Supplies FAQs

What paint brushes do I need?

To paint effectively, you'll need a range of paint brushes! Quality sponges and brushes will help you fully express your creative vision. Choose from individual paint brushes and paint brush packs with varying widths and sizes, suitable for painting with acrylics, oils and watercolours that meet the exacting demands of artists with advanced skills to kids and beginners. You might also like to use paint foam rollers, paint palettes and paint brush pens. Angled paint brushes, round paint brushes and flat paint brushes are popular versatile choices.

What painting surfaces and surface primers should I choose?

You definitely need the right surface for your painting, read below to discover the essentials:

  • Canvases - get the right canvas for your painting from the range of canvases that are an important base for your artwork.
  • Painting Easels - create the best environment for painting with an easel that supports your canvas effortlessly.
  • Mediums - prep your surface, seal your artwork or create special effects: the range of mediums, gels, varnishes, pastes and more from leading brands.

What are some painting project ideas for beginners?

You can find a huge array of FREE painting project ideas right here. Some great projects you might enjoy include:


Shop Quality Painting Supplies Online At Spotlight

Shop our extensive range of painting supplies online or in-store at Spotlight. Before you commit, you might like to first read our guides on choosing paint brushes and choosing paint mediums. Alternatively, head into a Spotlight store to check out the different art paints and painting supplies available and speak with one of our friendly customer service team who'll be happy to answer your questions. Don't forget to join the VIP club for exclusive discounts and events!

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