Cold Pressed Watercolour Paper

All artists who want to create eye catching paintings that show their artistic skill need to have the correct art equipment. One of the most common mistakes in the watercolour medium is using the incorrect paper, in order to keep your surface from absorbing too much water you need a high quality watercolour paper, with a high GSM of at least 300. You will be able to find plenty of options in our selection, from hand made Khadi papers to high quality Fabriano and Arches watercolour blocks, pads or sheets. Watercolour paper is available in both hot and cold pressed varieties: hot pressed paper is smoother and has a fine grain whereas cold pressed watercolour paper has a more textured surface. The Cass Art Jumbo Gummed Watercolour Pads are available in a range of sizes and are able to withstand heavy watercolour washes while Arches Aquarelle Watercolour Block is chosen by many of the world's leading watercolour artists, with paper made from 100% cotton fibre. If painting on the go is the thing for you, take a look at our selection of watercolour paper notebooks. Our Moleskine Watercolour Notebook is ideal for watercolour painting and sketching when you're out and about. You will also be able to find the newest innovation in watercolour surface in our range: the Yupo paper, made from 100% Polyprolyene, which gives you an incredibly smooth surface to work on.

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  1. Cass Art Jumbo Gummed Watercolour Pad 300gsm 50 sheets

    From £14.95

    From £0.37 per sheet

    Available in 2 sizes
  2. Cass Art Watercolour Gummed Pad 300gsm 12 Sheets

    From £4.95

    From £0.41 per sheet

    Available in 4 sizes
  3. Cass Art Watercolour Spiral Pad 300gsm 12 Sheets

    From £9.95

    From £0.83 per sheet

    Available in 2 sizes
  4. Cass Art Watercolour Postcard Pad 300gsm


    Available in 4 colours
  5. Daler Rowney Langton Watercolour Pad 300gsm 12 sheets Not

    From £10.95

    From £0.88 per sheet

    Available in 3 sizes
  6. Fabriano Watercolour Roll 300g 1.5 x 10m

    RRP: £109.01 £79.95

  7. Moleskine Watercolour Notebook

    From £14.95

    Available in 3 sizes
  8. Seawhite Watercolour Hardback Book 350gsm 25 Sheets A4


    From £0.70 per sheet

  9. Saunders Waterford Watercolour Block 300gsm Not

    From £24.95

    From £1.65 per sheet

    Available in 3 sizes
  10. Fabriano Accademia Pad 240gsm 100 Sheets 27 x 35cm

    RRP: £28.95 £24.95

    From £0.25 per sheet

  11. Daler Rowney The Langton Prestige Not (Cold Pressed) Watercolour Block...

    RRP: £26.95 £19.95

    From £1.66 per sheet

  12. Sennelier Aquarelle Watercolour USKbook


  13. Bockingford Watercolour Paper Block Cold Pressed 300gsm 12 Sheets

    From £9.95

    From £0.91 per sheet

    Available in 3 sizes
  14. Ampersand Aquabord 3mm

    From £3.50

    Available in 5 sizes
  15. Ampersand Aquabord Cradled 22mm

    From £14.15

    Available in 3 sizes
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  16. Arches Aquarelle Watercolour Not Sheets 300gsm 56 x 76cm Multipack


    From £7.75 per sheet

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Cold Pressed Watercolour Paper

We recommend that the paper is thicker and doesn’t begin to tear or feather the paint when worked on, for professionals Arches blocks are made with cotton fibre in France to the very highest standards and are available in a variety of textures.

Our watercolour pads are ideal for pencil or paint work, with the high GSM making all your work show at its best, all our art pads are available in a range of sizes including travel sized 10x7 and up to studio sized A2. We also stock both hot and cold pressed watercolour papers, perfect for all your needs.

If you are producing high quality artwork we recommend watercolour blocks, these are pads that come bound across all four sides, meaning the paper remains under tension throughout your work. Once your artwork is completed and dried you can simply use a craft knife to remove the page from the stack, the watercolour block also allows you to work on a surface that can’t move around, as movement can destroy the bottom pages of a traditional pad if they aren’t secure.