Why use painting paper vs everyday paper? In a nutshell, specialist painting paper ensures your painting will come out beautifully and will last the test of time. It also has a high-performance barrier to absorb oil, bonding agents and water evenly, while guaranteeing superb resistance by the surface paint layer.
Types of painting papers
Canvas paper: Canvas paper is made of cotton duck canvas and is suitable for all levels of artists. It's also ideal for oil paints or acrylic paints and can be framed.
Mixed media: mixed media papers are suitable for use with most media, including watercolours, ink, pencil, acrylic and more.
Oil painting paper: oil painting paper has a tough surface that withstands heavy brushing with stiff bristle brushes. It holds up well to palette knives as well as wet paint removal with turpentine and a rag.
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What paper is best for acrylic paint?
If you’re using acrylic paint on paper, you’ll want to opt for:
Mixed media papers
Acrylic painting papers
How many types of painting paper are there?
At least one for each medium! Which means you can find painting papers for acrylic, oil, watercolour and gouache paint.
Should I paint on canvas or paper?
This depends on the artwork you’re creating! If you’re going to be painting numerous layers and working quite vigorously, an art canvas might be the better option. But if you’re practicing or want to create a smaller artwork, then paint paper would be perfect.