Should I frame my Paint by Number before painting?

When it comes to your paint by numbers kit, one question that you may have is whether you should frame your canvas before or after painting. At Crafty by Numbers, we offer three different framing options for our kits: no frame, DIY frame, and stretched (recommended). Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the right option for your project.

If you choose the no frame option, you’ll receive your paint by numbers canvas without any framing material. This is a great option if you want to save on cost and prefer to frame your painting yourself using your own materials. You can choose a frame that matches your personal style and decor, and you’ll have the freedom to frame your painting whenever you’re ready.

If you choose the DIY frame option, you’ll receive your paint by numbers canvas along with a DIY frame kit. This kit includes everything you need to frame your painting yourself, including a wooden frame, backing board, and hanging hardware. This is a convenient option if you want to frame your painting right away, but still want to choose your own frame style. We do recommend framing your DIY paint by numbers for better absorption of the painting on the canvas, and it will be more comfortable to start painting on a frame. 

Here is an explanation video for the correct assembly of the DIY Frame

If you choose the stretched (recommended) option, you’ll receive your paint by numbers canvas that has already been stretched and framed. This means that the canvas has been mounted onto a wooden frame, and is ready to be hung on your wall as soon as you finish painting. This is a great option if you want a professional-looking finish and don’t want to deal with the hassle of framing your painting yourself.

Ultimately, the choice of whether to frame your paint by numbers canvas before or after painting is up to you. Consider your personal preferences and budget, and choose the option that best suits your needs. With Crafty by Numbers, you have the freedom to create your own custom paint by numbers kit and frame it exactly how you want. Happy painting!

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