Do not save on the wrong things

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Top: low budget oil paint set
Bottom: high quality paint tubes

I recently received an oil paint set with 12 different colors as a gift. This set of tubes was sold at a very low price for around 3€ so I was curious about the paint’s quality and as I expected, the quality is very low. Although this blog is also about saving money with your classical art studies I don’t recommend these types of paint. Because if you save on the wrong things you’ll propably pay twice. Maybe these paints are sufficient for making color exercises but for a painting that needs to turn out very well and keeps it’s colors for a long time you definitely need to buy high quality paint!

But I let the pictures speak for themself
(I guess I don’t need to explain which is which; click on the pictures for a larger view)

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2 thoughts on “Do not save on the wrong things

  1. As a fan of the “Teekampagne” ( http://www.teekampagne.de ) I also thought of selling oil paint without intermediary trade and sell it through the internet in bulk. Now I see there’s someone already doing this.

    I wonder why I haven’t come across them before (?)

  2. What I find interesting in this context are Paintersisters, in Neuss,
    http://www.paintersisters-neuss.de
    Who are buying their colours directly from the Manufacturer, without intermediary trade and thus can be comparably cheap.
    Their oil colours are no-name ones, but the maker does also produce the paint for big-name companies.

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