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9 Best Rock Painting Supplies For Painting Rocks [2021]

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Painting rocks is a pleasurable pastime for everyone. Here's a list of some rock painting supplies to get your painted rocks colorful and beautiful. Tag the back of your rocks with the hashtag #ecofriendly if you use eco choices for your painted rocks.

We would also like to remind our readers that reports are coming in from wildlife and rehabilitation experts letting the rock painting community know that they are seeing an increase of animals that have sequins stuck to them as well as ingesting them. If you are leaving rocks outside, do not glue on gems or plastics. Please share this information with all of your groups.

BEST ROCK PAINTING SUPPLIES

1. SMOOTH ROCKS For Rock Painting

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Not everyone has the ability to walk outside and collect rocks so you might want to check out your local hardware store, craft store or garden center first. There's also rocks that you can purchase right on Amazon too and have them shipped right to your door.

These rocks are specifically offered for rock painting and have a smooth surface.

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2. NON TOXIC PAINTS For Rock Painting

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Apple Barrel paints are non-toxic and formulated for use on all surfaces. These paints for rocks can be brushed, stamped, stenciled or sponged and clean up easily with soap and water.

These acrylic paints dry to a soft matte finish.

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3. GLOW IN THE DARK PAINT For Rocks

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Get your rock painting glow on with this nontoxic water-based glow in the dark paint. This paint will glow all night long and make your rocks look absolutely fabulous. For best results be sure to apply this paint quite thick. 

This paint works best on lighter backgrounds. If you are leaving your rocks outside, it will need a top coat or sealant.

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4. PAINT PENS For Rock Painting

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These pens are premium quality and will work great for your rock painting creations. They have a water-based formula that will dry quickly. You can use these paint pens on light and dark surfaces. The fine tips make them perfect for detailed work on your rocks.

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5. BRUSHES For Rock Painting

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This set comes in a pack of 10 assorted brushes which is a nice combination of sizes. It a good economical choice for rock painting.

These fine tipped premium miniature brushes allow you to create fine details on your rocks. This brush set is especially good for wording, botanicals, and micro detailing on your painted rocks.

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6. DOTTING TOOLS For Rock Painting 

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Here is a set of dotting tools that are ideal for mandala painting and dotted areas on your rocks. A full kit that comes with everything you need to get started painting rocks right away.

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7. ECO GLITTER For Rock Painting

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This glitter is biodegradable, all natural and is eco-friendly. Get your sparkle on because this company donates a portion of their proceeds to ocean conservation efforts. So what is eco glitter made from anyway?

This particular brand is sourced from cellulose found in Eucalyptus trees, so it degrades naturally. This glitter comes in several colors to add to your bath bombs like aquamarine, blue lagoon, coral, violet and silver.

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8. GLITTER PENS For Rock Painting

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We went ahead and emailed Kuretake Co and asked them about the Wink Of Stella shimmer pens to make extra sure they are non-toxic. They replied back and told us that these glitter pens are water-based, and carry the SOP (Approved Product) Seal. For those who love glitter and shimmer, these shimmer pens are a great choice for adding glitter accents to rocks.

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9. MOD PODGE SEALANT For Rock Painting

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Before sealing your rocks, be sure to try a test rock. Some coatings will smear paints & markers and then all of your work will be ruined. Some of you who live in humid areas might not be able to get this to set so that it's not tacky so just be aware of that.

You only need a very light layer. For those who live in a less humid climate, this dries to a rock hard finish. Order the smallest bottle to try first before committing to the larger size.

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We hope this list helps you out with your rock painting.

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11 Responses

DIY Craft Club Admin
DIY Craft Club Admin

April 12, 2021

Hi Rock, We do not have stickers on this list.

Rock
Rock

April 12, 2021

The stickers are not sustainable/eco-friendly.

DIY Craft Club
DIY Craft Club

November 12, 2019

Hi Rouda,
More information can be found on the manufacturer’s website:
https://plaidonline.com/customer-service/safety-data-sheets/mod-podge

Rouda
Rouda

November 02, 2019

Eco-friendly means that it doesn’t cause harm to the environment, it’s not about testing on animals ( not testing on animals is usually referred to as cruelty-free ) so my question is that is it really environmentally friendly as stated in the title?
Thank you in advance and have a great day :)

DIY CRAFT CLUB ADMIN
DIY CRAFT CLUB ADMIN

October 08, 2019

Hi Rouda! Yes, Mod Podge is non-toxic not tested on animals. We spoke with them directly to get that information. There’s a ton more info on the Plaid Craft website. https://plaidonline.com :) Have a great day!

Rouda
Rouda

September 30, 2019

About the ModPodge, are you sure it’s an eco-friendly option? I’ve been looking online and I can’t find anything on the fact that ModPodge is eco-friendly. Can you please share your sources with me or tell me how you got that information.

MODERATOR
MODERATOR

September 16, 2018

Hi Chad! Yes, mod podge gloss is non-toxic also. Here is the link for you with more info.
https://amzn.to/2xrkXKU

Jeff Hutchingson
Jeff Hutchingson

August 17, 2018

Good article. Thanks.

Chad
Chad

July 23, 2018

How can I get my rocks glossy? Is the mod podge gloss non toxic too?

Colleen
Colleen

July 12, 2018

Great info. Grabbed the paint pens.

Cindy
Cindy

July 12, 2018

Thanks for the information. We all need to be responsible to protect the wildlife. Crows especially are attracted to things that glitter so I wouldn’t even use the glitter pens but especially no gems.

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