What if you could turn your happiest memories into a painting? Even better, one that you actually paint yourself.
Whether you are a skilled artist or a complete amateur, with our custom paint by numbers kits, you can turn your fondest photo into a paint by number kit. Our Paint by Number kits for adults feature real canvases with detailed line art to fill in. Each section is labeled with a small number to show you the correct paint color, so artists of all ages and experience levels can achieve impressive results.
If you're looking for a meaningful present to offer to your loved ones, your friends, or colleagues, our custom paint by number kits will make it memorable when you turn a photo into a painting!
Please read carefully all the items below before placing your order & check the recommendations tab:
Make sure to read the guidelines in the "Recommendations" tab to upload a suitable picture.
Please allow 3-5 business days for us to produce your custom kit plus shipping. These are very labor-intensive to design and are just crafted for you! You will find all the relevant information in the "shipping times" tab.
NEW!! Premium custom kit available. Up to 48 colors!Size 16x20" or larger required.
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I have done 50+ paint by numbers and this is the most fun I have had. A kit which was perfect quality. A stunning subject. And brilliant colors. Thank you canvas but numbers! Now to order my next painting.
I’ve ordered from many other companies and by far this is the best quality I’ve seen. Every spot has a number (unfortunately other companies have forgotten numbers sometimes), paints are high quality and brushes that come with it are great for detail work. I love that the canvas is tinted by number to help easily identify the areas that need to be painted. Overall great quality and I will be exclusively purchasing from this website from here on out.
I've been doing PBN since I retired 15 years ago, now working on number 54. CanvasByNumbers is by far one of the best ones I've found. Great paints, rolled canvas, fast delivery, and a huge selection of paintings to choose from. What more can you ask for. I've found a home for my future purchases.
I am addicted to PBN having completed about 50 of them and the last 7 have been Canvas by Number. Their quality paint and canvas are excellent. The packaging is also superior to others and the paint comes in a little case with a color photo. Plus, they have William Morris prints and I do love them.
Canvas By Numbers is far Superior to other companies!
I've done a few PBN with other companies and I've found Canvas to be so much more professional. The customer service is quick, the canvas is smooth and easy to follow, the pictures are unique and I love that the paints come in a little plastic carrier. There are just so many small details that make using Canvas By Numbers a true delight!! I can't recomend them enough.
I ordered a customized paint as a birthday gift for a dear friend. I was so amazed when i got the package coz it was well packed and the canvass is a good quality one. I was able to finished it in 3 days.
London Snow has a lot of small details which are a challenge but provide a rewarding, impressive final product.
Worked on it 1-2 hours at a time but the time flew by. Now proudly hanging on my study wall.
I cannot express sufficiently just how much I enjoyed the paint by numbers kit I ordered (Peonies). The kit was easy to follow and I truly felt like an "artist" upon completion of this kit. I have recommended paint by numbers to all of my friends and relatives. I found it relaxing, easy to follow, and forgiving for a first time user.
My painting is well under way. It is fantastic. I've done lots and lots of paint by number kits and this one is the most challenging so far. Such great colors and fantastic design. The canvas came rolled up without ANY creases--I didn't have to iron it. There is a paper reference guide and a small photo of the artwork. The paints are very nice--a few need an extra coat Most important, this painting is so detailed and precise that it is really a challenge to paint it well. Any error would be very visible--not like for an impressionist masterpiece! I will definitely order again. This website has an amazing selection of kits by famous artists: William Morris, Mucha and more.I found out that this painting is part of a larger painting called "Reverie" in French or "Daydream."
There are many brands out there. We are not the cheapest, and we do not intend to be. Our motto is to focus on providing a great painting experience and putting customers first. You are going to spend quite a few hours working on your painting. Is it worth it to risk it to save a few bucks? That's up to you! However, when we create our paint by numbers kits, we like to do them right.
Our durable 240gsm cotton blend canvases are printed in high resolution and color, so they're easy to read, reducing eye strain. The rich pigment acrylics will make colors pop up, and the custom wooden brushes provide a great painting experience. You get a reference sheet, color print, and instructions manual included in the kit.
Cheap materials to cut costs
Low-cost and low-resolution cotton canvases with black and white printing. The numbers are hard to read, and it can be frustrating to work on them for extended periods. The paints are usually too thin or too thick. Cheap brushes that snap easily. Often missing the reference sheet and any other extra materials.
Solid 60 days guarantee
Love your product or send it back. Any damage, issue during transit, or inconvenience is covered until the parcel reaches your doorstep. All custom products are covered against damage or production fault.
Issues with sellers
Poor quality control with little or no guarantees. Each painting kit is like playing the lottery. Support is very slow and difficult to reach. Usually ends in PayPal or bank dispute, which is a long and frustrating process.
Canvas by Numbers backs artists by paying for a license or/and royalties. Purchasing from us means you are complying with the law and supporting artists to continue with their passion. Do not support the black market! Help small artists and talents instead.
Stolen & illegal artwork
Sites like Amazon, Aliexpress, and many US vendors are known for selling cheaper paint by numbers. They are stealing the artwork without the artist even knowing and violating their copyright. If you don't see the artist's name in a product, chances are it is not legal.
Colorful packaging ideal for gifts! Get your canvas rolled in a hard tube and forget about wrinkles. Pre-stretched canvases are shipped in a branded corrugated cardboard box.
Your order arrives in a cheap generic bag. You open it, and the canvas is full of creases, or even worse, folded! Now you gotta spend time ironing and trying to fix it! Sounds familiar?
GORGEOUS HANDMADE ARTWORK Using our art kits, you can create stunning, handmade paintings to decorate your home —no formal training required! Even a complete beginner can create masterpieces with Paint by Numbers.
HONE YOUR PAINTING SKILLS Paint by Numbers kits are an excellent way for new artists to build confidence. With each kit, you’ll be able to practice your brush handling and get a feel for working on canvas.
RELAXING INDOOR ACTIVITY Great for a rainy day, these art kits are a fun way to pass the time when you’re stuck indoors. They’re perfect for unwinding after a stressful day at work and an easy way to keep kids entertained for hours on end.
SHARE THE FUN Paint by Numbers for adults can be a fun social activity. Try working on a single kit in turns with a friend. They also make great gifts. Give one to a coworker, or use them as stocking stuffers for family members during the holiday season.
Need some guidance? Check our beginners' guide here.
There are four recommendations to keep in mind when choosing your image for best results. These are image resolution, distance from the image subject, canvas size and neutral lighting.
Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your photo follows the guidelines. We will process the image received, so you must read carefully the items below and select your picture accordingly.
1 - Pick a high-resolution image
The quality of your photo will greatly affect your custom painting result. The image resolution depends on how many dpi (dots per inch) it has. What is DPI, and why is it important? If an image has 300 dots per inch (dpi), that means that there is a lot of detail or information within that 1 square inch, while an image that has only 72 dpi has very little detail.
Browsers typically use 72 dpi (the bare minimum, so images are lighter and can load faster), and while your image might look okay on your screen, we're talking painting kits here. Always go for the highest dpi & size possible. The larger the file, the more detail we will be able to capture. Most mobile phones have 72 dpi, which is the lowest and most common, so if you don't have a raw camera file with higher dpi, try to get the maximum size (and 4000x4000 pixels image will always be better than a 700x700 pixels image).
The two images below will look almost identical at first glance:
However, we can clearly see the lack of detail in the low-resolution image vs. the higher resolution photo when zooming in. The latter will produce a much higher quality custom painting.
This quick zoom test is a great tool to know how good your photo is. You can also check the image properties on your mobile or desktop. The higher dpi and the more pixels, the better. If you don't know how to check your image resolution, here's a quick guide to do so on Windows and Mac.
2 - Distance from the image subject
This one is especially relevant for portraits (or any picture with people in it!). Make sure that the faces are closer to the camera! The further away, the fewer details we can capture.As a rule of thumb, the subject/s of the photo should take at least 70% of the image canvas. Face selfies will work best!
Pick a minimum of 36 colors. The more colors, the better your custom kit will look when it comes to portraits. You can also go for 24 colors, but detail will be reduced acccordingly.
3 - Pick the right canvas size
This one seems like a no-brainer - the larger the canvas the more detail we can fit. We always recommend a minimum size of 16x20" for portraits or any picture with a bit of complexity. If you pick the smallest 12x16" canvas, the amount of detail will be reduced accordingly.
For example, while the daisy below would do great with the smallest canvas size (12x16"), the city center shot would lose much detail. It will do much better in a 16x20" or larger canvas.
4 -Pick a photo with neutral lighting
Light and shadows can impact your custom kit outcome. You need to make sure that your photo has:
GOOD lighting. The main subject of the picture must receive light correctly. For example, you could send a selfie taken in the night if the faces are clear and lighten up! Please avoid images that are too dark as this will affect colors.
NO instense background light. The light should always come from the camera angle.
NO shadows on the skin. Shadows can completely change the color palette, creating dark patches.
NO color filters! The light should be completely natural. Rephrase from using tints such as yellow, blue, purple or green, which are very popular in social media or in some photography apps.
Please note that submitting a picture that fails to follow these recommendations might cause delays in your order and a result below your expectations. If you have any questions, feel free to email us your picture in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have a look. Happy painting!
We ship at absolutely no cost to you. Average shipping times below (in business days). All orders are 100% insured until delivery.
SHIPPING TIMES (after production)
7 - 15 Days
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7 - 15 Days
7 - 15 Days
10 - 20 Days
If you choose expedited shipping at checkout (available for most countries), you can expect your order to be delivered in 3-7 business days via FedEx, depending on your country. Please note, the shipping times above do not include possible postal services delays in your country. It is also possible that production time takes slightly longer during peak season.
Custom kits will need 5-10 business days to be produced. This does not include shipping time.These kits are very labor-intensive and just made for you! You will receive a shipping confirmation email with the tracking number once we generate the shipping label and start working on your order.
This item ships directly from our factory overseas and has free shipping to most destinations. An expedited option is available at checkout.
We will need 2-3 business days to prepare your order plus shipping.You will receive a shipping confirmation email with the tracking number once available. Please, make sure to check your spam folder!
Free shipping delivery times are as follows (preparation time not included):
7 - 15 Days
10 - 20 Days
7 - 15 Days
7 - 15 Days
10 - 20 Days
If you choose expedited shipping at checkout (available for certain countries), you can expect your order to be delivered in 3-7 business days via EMS, depending on your country. Please note, the shipping times above do not include possible postal services delays in your country. It is also possible that production time takes slightly longer during peak season.