Saving Money on Art Supplies

When it comes to things like brushes, canvas, paint, paper etc, philosophy is to buy the excellent product you can afford. Artist quality brushes and paints will go a long way to making your experience of creating art a more thriving one. 

Anyway, here are some of the ways you can save money on art supplies:

Use coupon and promo codes

To save money on all your art supplies, from charcoals and paint thinner to pallets, feel free to cut out and download the discount promos provided by significant art supply stores and chains. 

Often these stores have offers that are very simple to find. Just type the stores name preceded by the word “promo codes” into any search engine, and you will be shocked at the results!

And to get even more advantages, subscribe to the stores newsletter, they will send you their new coupons and offers not accessible to the general public!

Be a regular buyer

If you are used to going to the same shop, do not worry to ask if there are any coupons for frequent customers.

Usually, this reduction takes the form of credit, which is a best deal if you know you will be coming back to it regularly.

Anyway, if your must-view art store does not have such deals, it might be a best idea to look for another one, as long as it also provides everything you need and is within your range of price.

Stretch your own canvas

As you know, primed and pre-stretched canvases are expensive. Despite everything, as most artists agree, the canvas is and forever will be the best medium!

So how you can reject exploring your budget?

Well, quite simply by stretching your canvas! It will provide you more surfaces to work with, and as artist, it is a remarkable way to experience a new side of your craft.

Another best idea for saving money is to reuse old canvases. Lots of artists throw away works they no longer like or sell, which is a definitely waste. 

Online buy

Smaller art supply shops tend to charge more due to less customer volume. Buying in bigger stores may therefore turn out to be an excellent idea. Plus, big brands generally have a more big selection of supplies accessible online.

Private sellers are also a remarkable way to buy online. Do not hesitate to browse the web and its classified advertisements or online auctions to buy – at an affordable cost.

Besides, you can also use this technique to sell materials that you no longer need. It will keep you some money, and you will dynamically participate in the circular economy.

Take care of your existing supplies

Well-maintained and perfect art supplies can last for years. For example, a best set of palette or brushes can last a lifetime.

Unfortunately, many artists do not maintain them rightly, and this frivolity outcomes in the loss of hard-earned cash.

I advise you to clean all your equipment with water or soap carefully, or even turpentine after each use.

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