Paints & Mediums

Paints & Mediums 

We’re proud to be able to bring you the finest quality paints, whether you’re an experienced artist or an aspiring novice, at the best available prices. 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 sets which serve as superb gifts for artists of all ages. 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.

  • Acrylics

    We offer acrylic paints in individual tubes and sets, supplied by leading paint brands like Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Daler-Rowney. If you’re new to acrylics, you might opt for a smaller set, but we also have large sets (up to 48 pcs) in a range of colours and shades for frequent painters.

    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.    

  • Gouache

    If you’re looking for gouache paint, then we have a great range of products. 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. If you’re thinking about using gouache paint on one of your projects, then make sure you take a look at our range.

  • Mediums & Varnishes
  • Oils

    At Cowling & Willcox, our range of oil paints includes those from leading art brands such as Winsor & Newton, Daler-Rowney and Michael Harding. We provide starter sets and professional sets of oils, alongside individual oil paints; you can get the complete range or just individual colours.

    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.

  • Spraypaints
  • Watercolours

    We offer high-quality watercolour paints from leading art brands, including Winsor & Newton, Daler-Rowney and Pentel. Our collection includes assorted watercolour sets so that you have a choice and don’t have to buy more than you want to. We provide different sized sets ranging from over 25 colours to a single tube of paint. There is a great deal of choice in colour palettes and we have products various budgets too. 

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