Watercolour Surfaces

An extensive choice of papers and board designed for use with water colour paints.

There are 3 surfaces for watercolour paper. Rough has a textured surface with a prominent tooth. The pools of watercolour collect in the indentations to create a grainy effect. Cold Pressed (or NOT) has a less textured surface and is the most popular surface for watercolour artists. Hot Pressed (or HP) watercolour paper has a smooth surface with a fine grain, it is good for applying washes as the paint dries quickly and evenly, the paper is suitable for watercolour, print making and fine detail illustration.

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