If you’re not artistic or have never done a paint by number painting, you might be worried about how long it will take to complete one. Firstly, you don’t need to be an amazing artist to figure out do a paint by number kit.
In fact, these handy kits have every color that you need available for you, including pre-mixed and blended colors. So, no mixing or blending skills required, although some companies like Masterpiece by Numbers provide detailed videos that will teach you these skills should you wish to learn them.
For example, think about painting the sky. Instead of focusing on the light and dark values of blue shades, all that you must be concerned about is covering the canvas. It isn’t necessary to get bogged down in the minutia of the painting, but just enjoy the journey.
Most painters find that it only takes one coat for full coverage. Nevertheless, we highly recommend that you use two coats to achieve opaque coverage with lighter colors.
Now, for the moment that you’ve all been waiting for. In terms of how long it takes to finish a Paint by Number kit, it depends on several factors such as:
• The size of your artwork
• The time or hours spent working on it
• The level of detail in the painting
• The skill level of the painter
While some can complete a Paint by Number kit within a couple of days, others enjoy this relaxing activity over several weeks or months. It really is a personal preference.
Here’s one thing that we know for sure. When you finish completing your paint by number, it takes anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes to dry to the touch. Of course, this depends on how thick you applied your paint. We recommend waiting 48 hours before framing it under glass.
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