Use enough paint to cover the numbers, but not enough to get the paint into other areas. With each color, start in the center of the image working so you don't miss a single point. I would recommend buying the kits that are labeled “EASY” for children ages 7 to 11, depending on how crafty they are. Adults and children over the age of 11 can do the INTERMEDIATE level.
I discovered that the paintings came numbered and grouped in colors. Start from the top of the paint canvas and continue down to prevent staining. If you are left-handed, it's best to start from the upper right corner, while if you are right-handed, start from the upper left corner. This way, the risk of stains will be minimal.
One important thing to keep in mind when painting by numbers is to paint each color at once, from the largest to the smallest area. By doing this, you will not have to spend a lot of time washing brushes and wasting paint. Starting to paint from above and going down also helps to avoid any accidental stains. Meanwhile, it is not important to paint the canvas according to how the numbers are arranged.
For beginners, we recommend starting painting with the darker colors and then proceeding with the lightest ones. Similarly, be sure to paint from top to bottom to prevent paint from spilling on each other. Right-handed artists can always easily make their way up and down the canvas if they paint from left to right. This visa-versa applies to left-handed artists.
I always take the time BEFORE I start painting, to fill in all the numbers marked with arrows from OUTSIDE the small areas — INSIDE with a thin pencil as I have painted over them before and found myself in trouble. If you're going to get a custom paint by number kit, it probably comes with a set of brushes as well, but there's no problem adding your own. You can paint for fun and relaxation, but also to enjoy the pleasures of painting regardless of your age or experience level. Alright, by now you already have a paint by numbers kit or you're waiting for one to arrive soon.
Unlike other ways of creating imagination in a visual structure, painting by numbers teaches adults and children how to paint by following simple guidelines. Traditional oil paint plaster contains a glue that helps bond paint to canvas and prevents paint from corroding; however, all My Paint by Number kits use ACRYLIC paints. Be sure to keep an eye on the paint; the best way to keep the paint fresh and work with new shades is to get the paint out on a painted board. However, if the initial color is darker, paint white on it, or you always have the option of using a paint marker on it and then coloring your shade.
If you have purple as color number 1, paint all the spaces on the canvas with the paint before moving on to the second pot. Exaggerating anything, such as using a lot of paint on a specific part of your painting canvas, will completely spoil the space and make it look regurgitated. What you have to do here is to match the numbered paint points to the pre-numbered area of the canvas. Don't use the paint too much or you may run out of paint and you'll have to wait a few days for new paint cans to arrive.