Raw Art Supplies

What do you do when you want to have exact control on how much pigment or what shade of paint to use—and can't seem to mix it from a pre-made tube to capture the color correctly? What happens when something accidentally stains your project? Or what do you do if the varnish you used on a painting a year ago is already turning yellow?

If you've ever wondered what to do and where to get the raw art supplies, you need to DIY or fix something, or even add more depth and color and detail to your oil, acrylic, and art by using a coating—never fear, Cheap Joe's is here! Are you prone to traveling to paint what you see in nature but also prone to being a bit messy? You might need to have The Masters Artist Survival Kit in your life! A take-along bag with all the products needed for safe, easy clean-up after a messy painting session.

Are you searching for affordable Gamblin Safflower oil to use as a binder in your Gamblin's oil colors? We've got that! We've also got a massive selection of other oil painting raw art materials like Oil color fat mediums, walnut oil, linseed, Water-mixable oil quick drying medium, cold wax, encaustic wax, and more!

Looking for raw material art supplies that can help keep your area, brushes, and many other items clean? You'll want to browse our affordably priced cleaning solvents and stain removers. If you're a fan of Weber odorless Turpenoid Gel, Citra Solv Natural Cleaner and degreaser, Kiss-Off Stain Remover, odorless mineral spirits, they can be browsed and found on this page too. And that's not all! You'll also find in our raw art materials:

  • Soft gel mediums for preserving the body of oil colors
  • Gesso and Priming materials
  • Quick-drying extender gel – preventing colors from running, retain the character of brush strokes, adds luminosity and brilliance while accelerating drying.
  • Low odor solvents are perfect for increasing blend time, thinning oil colors, and cleaning brushes.
  • Glass bead gel with heavy body viscosity made with genuine glass beads
  • Pigments for paints
  • Varnish
  • Encaustic wax and kits

And that still doesn't cover all of the raw art supplies you'll find with us, all reasonably priced. Are you feeling overwhelmed with how extensive our stock is? Start with the basics, cleaning solvents and stain removers, gesso and priming materials, mediums, pigments, or varnishes. Narrow your search down further by using our convenient drop-down categories to the left to find exactly what you need. Have questions? Need help? Feel free to contact our customer service team anytime! It would be our pleasure to assist!

Cleaning Solvents and Stain Removers

Gesso and Priming Materials




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