What is Paint by Numbers?
Paint by number or painting by numbers are kits having a board on which light markings to indicate areas to paint, and each area has a number and a corresponding numbered paint to use. The kits come with little compartmentalized boxes where the numbered color pigments are stored. The kits were invented, developed and marketed in 1950 by Max S. Klein, an engineer and owner of the Palmer Paint Company of Detroit, Michigan, and Dan Robbins, a commercial artist.
Paint by numbers is a fun hobby for people of all ages. You can create a wonderful painting without having been taught by a professional. You just follow the instructions that come with the kit and away you go! It’s a great way to deal with the stress of everyday life for many people.