Paint & Painting Supplies

Fuel your creative impulses with an extensive range of art supplies and art paints for making an artist out of anyone.

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Art paints and art painting supplies every painter needs

Ready to channel your inner Van Gogh? Here's what you need:

Acrylic paints

Nothing beats the versatility of acrylic paints. Given they're extremely easy to mix, you can create a range of exciting colours, and they're also quick drying for finishing your project faster. Both flexible and water-soluble, acrylic paints are less toxic than other paint compounds making them relatively safe to have around kids and pets, and more affordable than other mediums.

Oil paints

Oil paints are most 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.


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. Free of harsh chemicals, 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.

Speciality compounds

There are many other mediums and specialty compounds, like 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 artworks that you might like to browse. Sometimes, you just need to know the tools before you can leap into an artwork.


Quality sponges and brushes will help you fully express your creative vision. Choose from individual and brush set 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 foam brushes, palettes and paint brush pens.

Keeping your art supplies neat and organised

An organised and tidy art space is a happy place. Art and craft storage hacks such as three-tier rolling utility carts, kids lap trays, rainbow-coloured, multi-drawer organisers and storage boxes make light work of stowing and organising your art supplies - especially kids paint, crayons and brushes.

For the craftier among us, knitting bags are great for keeping yarns, tape measures and needles in the one place. Marker wallets are purpose-designed for ensuring your paints and paintbrushes are sorted and ready for use.

Find the right art paints and painting supplies at Spotlight

Time to buy? Shop through to our extensive range of art supplies, acrylic paints and paint brushes on our website and buy online. 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.



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