While anyone can paint kindness rocks with the simplest of craft supplies, sometimes having the right tools is the best way to get started. Check out our list below for some of our tried and true painted rock supplies!
Rocks can obviously be found (for free) all around us, but if you’re looking for the perfect blank canvas, buying pre-sanded stones can be the way to go. Amazon also has great options for large, flat “canvases”.
- Acrylic Paints
Acrylic paints are some of the best for rock painting because of their versatility, affordability, and ability to dry quickly. Easily blend colors together to create the perfect shade for your masterpiece.
- Paint Markers
If you’re including quotes on your painted rocks, be sure to grab some paint markers before you start your next project. While these can be a bit more on the expensive side, they make writing on a potentially uneven surface much easier. Be sure to purchase the right size for your project, because some are better for bigger details, while others are better for finer details and things like calligraphy.
- Paint Brushes
If you’re not sure which type of paint brush you might need for your next project, grab a pack with multiple sizes! Size rocks come in all shapes and sizes, you might find that smaller brushes help with finer details.
- Heating Tools
If you’re an impatient rock painter like some of us, having a good heat tool can be the easiest way to speed up the drying process. While a blow dryer might do the trick, a heat tool meant for crafting may be more efficient and effective.
- Sealers and Sprays
Let your rocks stand the test of time and weather with acrylic clear coats. By sealing your rock when it’s finished, your masterpiece will not crack or fade while it’s traveling to inspire others.
- Painted Rocks App Labels
Finish up your painted rock with a Painted Rocks App label and generated code! This will allow rock finders to see your rock’s complete history in the Painted Rocks App. You can find them for free on our website.