Trying to find out what painting supplies you need can be overwhelming especially when you walk into Michael’s. We had previously created another in-depth blog article: Acrylic Painting Supplies: A Beginners Shopping List which goes into a lot more detail about the different options of all the painting supplies. Since then we wanted to simplify with another article with recommended painting kits so you can easily paint in the comfort of your own home. We’ve narrowed down our top picks so you can get the best bang for your buck!
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Beginner: Easel, Acrylic Paint, Canvas, & Brushes
Wanting an all-in-one painting kit with an easel? This is our pick! Includes 12 different acrylic paint colors, 7 Piece Nylon Hair Brush Set, 15 Piece Multipurpose Brush Set, 11×14 stretched canvas, 8×10 stretched canvas, and tabletop easel.
That’s not all this painting kit comes with some optional painting supplies as well including a plastic palette and color wheel. (We don’t use color wheels but it’s great for first-times!)
Purchase Beginner All-In-One Kit
Experienced: Easel, Acrylic Paint, Canvas, & Brushes
A great option for more experienced artists. If you need everything to get started, including an easel! Includes 24 different acrylic paint colors, 15 quality brushes, 11×14 stretched canvas and tabletop easel.
Purchase Expert All-In-One Kit
No Easel Necessary: Acrylic Paint, Canvas, & Brushes
If you don’t need/want an easel than this is a great alternative. You’re only as good as the tools you have. We specifically like this painting kit for the brushes. This painting kit includes 12 different acrylic paint colors, 6 quality brushes, and 3- 8×10 stretched canvas panels.
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Great Duo: Paint and Brushes Only
Maybe you only want acrylic paint and brushes. This great duo is the one we recommend because the brushes are actually decent.
Buy Duo Kit
Beginner One Time Use: Paint Only
Maybe you have everything else and only need paint. If you are just painting for this first time or just want to paint one painting this a great selection.
Stock Up on Paint
Quality Primary Paint Colors: Paint Only
If you only need to re-up on some paint and only want the primary colors this is our pick for best quantity and quality!
Purchase Primary Paint
6 Pack – 11×14 Canvas Boards: Canvas Only
Great if you are planning on diving into painting! This 6 pack of 11×14 of flat canvas panels is a great size for both kids and adults.
Stock Up on Canvas
Michael’s Stretched Canvas Packs: Canvas Only
Another great option if you plan on doing a lot of painting or having friends and family over for a painting party at home. With plenty of size options you can’t go wrong!
9x12 Canvas – Great for Kids. 11x14 Canvas – Great for Everyone! 12x16 Canvas – Great for Teens and Adults. 16x20 Canvas – Great for Adults and Experienced Painters.