The best oil paints in 2024

Best oil paints: oils
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An artist is only as good as their tools, and for artists at any level, having the best oil paints is vital to ensure creative visions can come to life. 

With so many options out there, we've looked at all of the biggest contenders and whittled down the selection to a more manageable list you'll find below. To do so, we looked at the composition of the paints from pigments to oils, stabilisers, fillers and driers, as well as the color variety on offer. 

It's a good idea to use a wooden or metal easel when painting in oils, so check out our guide featuring the best art easels. You might also take a look at our picks of the best oil paint supplies and the best canvas for oils. Once you're stocked up, check out these essential painting techniques. Meanwhile, here are the best oil paints on offer today. 

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Josephine Watson
Managing Editor for Lifestyle

Josephine Watson (@JosieWatson) is an experienced tech journalist with experience writing on a variety of topics from pop culture to gaming and even the energy industry. She is the Managing Editor of Lifestyle on CreativeBloq's sister site, TechRadar, overseeing the Lifestyle vertical (Cameras, Home and Wellness) and How-To's, where she can be found writing across multiple channels including computing, software, homes and gaming.

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