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Whether you want to paint like Rembrandt or prefer to paint a wooden box?
With hobby paints and paint supplies from wholesaler KippersHobby, a beautiful end result is achievable for any skill level.
Painting can be done with different types of paints such as acrylics, water colours (watercolours), gouache.
But also special paints such as concrete paint, blackboard paint, textile paint, chalk paint, porcelain paint, metallic paint and paint in neon colours.
For most paints, use tools such as brushes or painting knives.
Some paints such as Blob paint and Pouring paint Apply directly from the tube or without brushes to the canvas.
Painting can be done on all kinds of substrates such as wood, paper, glass and canvas.
You can treat the surface with a gesso, textured paste and finish with a varnish.

Having painting as a hobby is wonderfully relaxing for both adults and children.

In our range, you will find high quality paints and paint supplies from brands including DecoArt, JoSonja's, Viva Decor, Pébéo, Collall and Creall.

Image of pouring fluid art
© DecoArt
Image of wedding couple pegdolls painted with acrylic paint
© Jennifer Scheffer
Image of a painted robin with porcelain paint
© Elly de Waal - Hobby Circle
Depiction of a towel hanger with washing-up cups painted on it with texture paste
© Elly de Waal - Hobby Circle

Our painter range consists of several well-known brands.
Click on a brand and find out what it has to offer.

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Jo Sonja's
Logo of decoart paint
Logo Pébéo
logo of collall
Logo of ZIG by Kuretake
ZIG by Kuretake
Logo of faber castell
Faber Castell
stafil logo jewellery craft wool yarn wood
Logo Dutch doobadoo card making structure pasta
Dutch Doobadoo
studio light

Painting examples

Free creative painting DIY ideas

We offer a range of DIY ideas, step-by-step instructions and videos.
In support of our hobby products.
You can use these ideas for inspiration for your own workshop.
Or to support your product range, for example. Tip: Inspire each other and forward creative ideas to your customers!

Vase ceramic painting sunflowers
step 1 sunflower painting
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Sunflower colours

Painting for beginners

Painting what as a beginner? 

Painting is a very relaxing hobby but it can sometimes be exciting to start. Our tip is not to start on a white canvas but by painting a background first. This can be in one colour or an abstract background of several shades. Acrylic paint is a suitable paint for beginners. This paint dries quickly, is easy to mix and (should you be completely dissatisfied) also easy to paint over.

Coming back to the question, "What to paint as a beginner?"
As a beginner, it is best to paint something after the fact. This can be a still life or a photograph. After all, painting is above all about looking carefully. Which parts are light and which parts are dark? This is how you build up your painting.
For example, you can paint flowers, faces, animals, a landscape or a child. Or from a theme, paint for Christmas, for example.

There are lots of different styles of painting. For instance, you can paint realistically or abstractly. To find out which painting style suits you, it is best to try as much as possible. You can take a painting course or look for painting tutorials on YouTube. We also offer creative inspiration from time to time, where we show painting ideas.

Which paint for beginners?

Acrylic paint is a good paint for beginners. For most types of paint, we also offer a beginners' set with small tubes of paint. This way you can try out the paint first before buying large tubes.
If water colouring is more your style, water colours are also very suitable for beginners. Our range also includes various watercolour sets. Also handy to take with you!

Painting colour mixing

Before you start painting, it is useful to mix colours on your palette. The colours on your palette will give you an idea of what your painting will look like. Take your time when mixing colours, because a good start is half the battle. If you are just starting to paint, buy the primary colours first. With these colours you can mix almost all colours.

Primary colours

Red, yellow and blue are primary colours. You can mix almost any colour with these primary colours. In combination with white and black, you can make the colour lighter or darker.

Secondary colours

When you mix two primary colours, a secondary colour is created. In the colour wheel below, the colours green, orange and purple are secondary colours. Orange paint is made by mixing yellow and red. Purple paint is made by mixing blue and red. And green paint is made by mixing blue and yellow.

Tertiary colours

A tertiary colour is created when you mix three different colours together.

Complementary colours

Complementary colours are colours that are opposite each other in the colour wheel. Orange, for example, is the complementary colour of blue. Complementary colours reinforce each other. This technique is used by many painters. For example, to get the perfect shade, you create it by adding a little bit of the complementary colour to your colour.

Warm and cold colours

The left half of the colour wheel features cool colours such as: purple, purple-blue, blue, blue-green, green and yellow-green.
The right half of the colour wheel features the warm colours including: yellow, yellow-orange, orange, red-orange, red and red-purple.

Paint mixing practice

Print out the blank colour wheel and paint it just like Johannes Itten's colour wheel. Use only the primary colours: yellow, red and blue.

Colour wheel paint mixing
Colour wheel by Johannes Itten
Blank colour circle
Blank colour circle

Painting with acrylic colours

What do I need to get started with Acrylic paints?

If you want to start painting with acrylic colours, you will need some painting supplies.

  • Acrylic paint (e.g. a starter set with small tubes)
  • A substrate (e.g. a canvas painting canvas)
  • Brushes (e.g. a set with different types and sizes of brushes)
  • Gesso primer
  • Palette (e.g. a wooden or plastic palette)
  • Masking tape
  • Water

Do you need water with acrylic paints?

Acrylic colours are water-based and mix well with water. Water is not necessarily necessary with acrylic paint; you can also use it without a medium. However, you can thin the paint with water or a special medium.

What substrate for acrylic paint?

Almost any surface is suitable for acrylic paint. Most commonly used are canvases made of canvas or linen. Painting with acrylic colours on glass or other grounds is also possible, but the ground has to be free of grease and clean. It often helps to first treat the ground with gesso.

What is gesso and what can you do with it?

Gesso is a primer that you apply to the ground before painting with acrylic colours. Gesso is a layer between the ground and the paint that ensures that the acrylic paint does not soak into the ground or repel it. Gesso ensures that the acrylic paint covers well and the colour remains clear.

Acrylic paint cost / price

Acrylic colours are a relatively cheap type of paint compared to, for example, oil colours. However, there is a big difference in quality within acrylic colours. Our range includes various types of acrylic colours ranging from good acrylic colours to the best acrylic colours. The more pigment an acrylic paint contains, the better it covers. Acrylic colours of Jo Sonja's contains a lot of pigment, for example. The hobby paint brands DecoArt, Viva Decor, Studio Light, Pébéo and Stafil all offer beautiful acrylic paints.

Cleaning acrylic paint brushes

When you brushes with acrylic colours, they dry up very hard and are actually impossible to clean. It is therefore important to immediately rinse your brushes with water after painting with acrylic colours. Then dry them with, for example, kitchen paper. Afterwards it is best to let your brushes dry flat, this way your hair will not deform and no water will run into the ferrule. In our assortment we have various roller cases from Faber Castell for storing your brushes in addition to pencils.

Tip: Are the brush hairs still deformed? Then bring them into shape with a little hand cream or hand soap. Leave them for a while and then rinse out the cream or soap again. The bristles are like new again!

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