Best Painted Rock Supplies for Pretty Painted Stones

Which painted rock supplies are the best ones to create designs that will last a long time? I’ve tested a ton of acrylic paints, paint markers, sealers, and tools for decorating stones so you can save the time and money. All my tried-and-true favorite rock art supplies are here in one place for easy reference.

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Learn the best painted rock supplies for successful painting.

Related Reading: Everything you need to know about Rock Painting.

Supplies Needed For Rock Painting

Of course if you’re just beginning to paint rocks, you only need the basics until you find out what materials work best for your painting style. You may like the convenience of paint markers or the wide variety of acrylic paint colors. You may love the look of glossy sealer or prefer the natural look of matte.

Rock painting supplies generally fall into one of 6 main categories:

  • Rocks
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Brushes and Tools
  • Paint Markers
  • Pens and Outliners
  • Sealers

I’ve written a detailed guide to each one in this Rock Painting Supplies overview so you can get an in-depth look at each one. For visual learners, you can check out all of the main categories in my 6 Essential Rock Painting Supplies video.

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Painting On Rocks For Outdoors

“Do I need different supplies to paint on rocks for outdoors?” That’s a question I hear all the time. Sure, you can use specialized acrylic paints designed specifically to weather well for projects used outside. But those paints aren’t necessary if you want to use paints you already have at home.

To paint on rocks for outdoor use without using a specialized paint, make sure to use a good sealer. Several thin coats of a good sealer will protect your painted designs from the elements. You’ll be able to hide them on a trail or place in the garden without worry.

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Whether you’re painting rocks for outdoors or indoors, you’ll find everything you need in the articles below.

All Rock Art Supply Resources

Click on each individual image for an in-depth look at each product.