Rock painting is a fun and relaxing hobby that anyone (with any ability) can do. It provides a creative outlet that kids through senior adults enjoy. Plus, placing rocks for others to find is an act of kindness that just gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside. But, how do you get started? We’ve put together a checklist to make shopping for supplies easy.
Part of the fun is experimenting with different products and techniques. That said, there are so many products and some work better than others. We’ve tried a lot (A LOT!) of products and noticed some were easy to use when painting, but didn’t hold up as well in the weather. Here are our recommendations:
☐ Rocks (we like these smooth river stones)
☐ Acrylic paint (this 18-piece set includes every color!)
☐ Brushes (50 brushes in a variety of bristles and widths)
☐ Paint pen (extra fine tip for extreme detail)
☐ Paint pen (medium tip for easy drawing)
☐ Dotting tools (great if you want to try mandalas)
☐ Decoupage medium, like Modge Podge (perfect for adding labels)
☐ Acrylic varnish sealant (help your rock weather the outdoor elements)
☐ Cooling racks (nice place to lay rocks to dry)
☐ Labels (if you want to track rocks)
Supplies we’re not really a fan of are glitter, googly eyes, feather hair and other items glued to rocks. These items may become loose from rocks and can pose a dangerous threat to wildlife that may confuse these items as food. However, these items are super fun if you’re keeping your rock indoors!
We’ll let you know when your rock is found!
Imagine knowing your painted rocks have been found and being able to see on a map where they have traveled. GoRock.com does this and you can track an unlimited number of rocks when you join our community. Join today.
Your rocks are out there – see on a map where!
We’ll show on a map where (and, how far) your rocks have traveled. Your rocks are out there spreading joy and kindness. See where with GoRock.com. Join today.
Paint rocks with GoRock.com and we’ll make a donation to charity
The more rocks painted with GoRock, the more we make a donation to a charity our painting community votes for. Learn more about our Rock It Forward program.
Have a supply you’ve used that you like? Share below! ⬇️
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