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  • Acrylic Paints

    We offer acrylic paints in individual tubes and sets, supplied by leading paint brands like Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Daler-Rowney. For beginners, it might be best to opt for a smaller acrylic paint set, but we also have large acrylic paint sets (up to 48 pcs) in a range of colours and shades for frequent painters. Choose that perfect colour missing from your palette, or purchase an acrylic paint set as a special gift for the artist in your life. 

    Acrylic paints are a fast-drying medium that doesn’t require any chemicals, unlike oil paints. They’re a popular choice amongst those new to painting, like hobbyists or students, and are ideal for use in craft projects. We also offer a wide range of brushes for acrylic painting, as well as an extensive range of System 3 Acrylic paint, one of the leading lines of acrylic paints, popular with artists from all walks of life. 

    As a mid-century invention, acrylic paints can still be considered a young medium. However, this has not stopped acrylic paints from becoming one of the most popular types of paint to use amongst artists of all ability levels. Acrylic paints allow artists to create diverse art which can be manipulated with the use of mediums and other substances to create amazing and unusual art. There are a variety of acrylic painting techniques to experiment with, and many acrylic artists enjoy incorporating pouring mediums with their paintings. You can find out more about how to use pouring mediums when painting with acrylics in our blog. There, you can also discover infinite intermixability with Liquitex Acrylic.

    Is Acrylic Paint Waterproof?

    No, acrylic paint is not waterproof and you will need to apply a sealer to your project if you want to make sure it is waterproof. Acrylic paint is water-resistant though so you don’t need to worry about a few drops of water on your painting.

    Is Acrylic Paint Washable?

    Yes, you can wash acrylic paint off clothing and surfaces while it is still wet, but it becomes much harder to clean once it has dried. The paint soaks into clothing and will stain, becoming very difficult to remove once dried.

  • Gouache

    If you’re looking for gouache paint, then we have a great range of products. Many artists newer to the world of paints have one question in common - what is gouache paint? Gouache paints are opaque watercolours that are popular with designers, illustrators and commercial artists. In addition to its colour pigment, the paint also contains a white pigment such as chalk. It is this element that gives the paint its opacity and gives it a unique finish. Unlike other paints, gouache can be reactivated with water in the event that you want to change a piece of your work. The paint dries very quickly and it is possible to overpaint dry gouache with lighter colours. Gouache is well known for its versatility and brilliance and is the perfect medium if you love watercolours but want a more vibrant finish. If you’re thinking about using gouache paint on one of your projects, then make sure you take a look at our range. We stock quality gouache paints from leading brands like Winsor & Newton and Royal & Langnickel.

    Learning how to paint with gouache can be straightforward, and although gouache paints are like opaque watercolours, there are some different techniques to use when working with gouache paints. You can water down your gouache paints so that they more closely resemble a typical watercolour, or you can build up the layers to create an effect similar to what you get when working with acrylics. This is such a versatile paint that you can even rewet gouache. Rewetting gouache paint allows you to bring back to life and change a finished painting. 

    Find out how artist Emma Block uses gouache in her work over on our blog.

  • Oil Paints

    At Cowling & Wilcox, our range of oil paints includes those of the best quality from leading art brands such as Winsor & Newton, Daler-Rowney and Michael Harding. We provide single tubes, starter sets and professional oil paint sets for artists, alongside individual oil paints; so you can get the complete range or just individual colours you need to restock in your studio. We stock some of the best oil paints available, with a variety of oils ideal for experts and beginners, and everywhere in between. 

    Oil paint is a slow drying medium that offers excellent blending opportunities. We recommend exploring our Mediums & Varnishes to pick up all the supplies you’ll need to paint and finish in oils. Browse our extensive range of oil paint tubes, sticks and bars to get started on your next masterpiece! You can also browse our range of oil painting brushes to find the perfect tool.

    Looking for inspiration for painting with oils? Check out our blog with everything you need to know about Mixing Oil Paints, or our other blog which teaches you all about Painting With Oil Mediums.

  • Spray Paints
    Spray paint is a highly versatile medium and can be used in any number of artistic creations. Equally useful for working on wood, concrete and even canvas, spray paint is a modern medium within fine art and urban art. Back in the 1980s, spray paint art broke out in Mexico City, Mexico, and has quickly spread across the globe and resonates with creative souls the world over. Discover our range of Liquitex, Marabu and Montana spray paints. 
  • Watercolour Paints

    We offer the best watercolour paints from leading art brands, including Winsor & Newton, Daler-Rowney and Schmincke. Our collection includes assorted watercolour paints ranging from 45 half pan colours to single watercolour paint tubes. There is a great deal of choice in watercolour palettes and we have products suited to various budgets. With the best prices for watercolour paints in tubes and pans online, you can be sure you'll get the best deal when shopping with us. Our range includes artists quality watercolour paints and a number of products that are perfect for beginners. You can also explore our range of watercolour paper and pads and watercolour brushes.

  • Paint Sets

    Explore our range of fantastic paint sets, all at discount prices! Whether you're a fan of oil, acrylic, watercolour or gouache paints, we're sure to have something you'll love. Enjoy some big savings on popular brands such as Winsor & Newton, Daler-Rowney and more...

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We’re proud to be able to bring you the finest quality paints, whether you’re an experienced artist or an aspiring novice. Whatever your chosen medium, we’ve got you covered – from the smoothest oil paints to the chunkiest acrylics and the most vibrant watercolours. Our wide selection of leading brands such as Schmincke and Winsor & Newton gives you an extensive choice over finding the perfect paint to create your next piece of artwork with. We also offer a wide range of paint sets which serve as superb gifts for artists of all ages, or as the perfect starter kit for painters looking for the essentials. Finish your masterpiece off with one of our many mediums and varnishes. Whether you’re looking to extend the usability of your paint or simply to protect and preserve your artwork, we’ve got you covered. We also stock a fantastic range of brushes, canvas and easels to help you create your next painting masterpiece.