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Arches Oil Paper

This 300 gsm (140 lb) high-tech paper was specifically designed for oil painting. It features a powerful oil barrier that absorbs water, solvents, and binders evenly while allowing the paint and pigment to remain on the surface. Its unique surface maintains the look and feel of traditional Arches. Drawing mediums also work nicely on this paper

Arches Oil Paper is ready to use; no gesso or preparation is necessary. The 22″  30″ sheets can easily be cut to a desired size, or rolled for easy transportation.

A finished oil painting on this paper, like canvas, can be stapled to stretcher bars and framed. Or display the finished piece to highlight it as a work on paper, either mounted to a backing board and covered with a mat board and glass or float mounted under glass so the edges of the paper are exposed. As with any oil painting, it is highly recommended that the painting be varnished.

Please note: Our minimum shipping requirement for paper sheet is 25 sheets. While we do endeavour to package your orders to ensure they arrive safely and without damage, small quantities of paper may not survive their journey in prime condition and are final sale. You can mix different sheets of paper to meet our shipping minimum, or order a piece of foamboard or hardboard to support your paper if you do not require 25 sheets.

For more information, contact our Mail Order department at 604-435-9991 ext. 1 or 1-800-663-6953 toll-free, or email us at

Professor and painter Steve Levin introduces Arches Oil in this video from Canson Paper:

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Name Size Price Qty
ARCHES Oil Paper 22X30 10.90
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