I deeply fell in love with Paint By Numbers! Always loved to paint, but my zero skills on drawing never allowed me to do much. This was my first kit (I've bought another one, and other 2 are on their way) and, let me say, it is hands down the best hobby I've ever had in my life. So engaging, so addictive.. I've spent all the quarantine waking up in the morning looking forward to put myself on the painting and spending even 3, 4 hours coloring every pieces.. it was very great and a wonderful mindfulness excercise, great to menage my anxiety too!
BUT. There's a but.
I'm not saying that every kit it's the same, but this one in particulary do have some problems.
First of all, I've chosen it because I'm trying to put in my new house as many blue/lightblue items as possible, and I loved that ocean blue, but unfortunally it wasn't the same color as you can see in the picture. Yes, I know that they say that the color can be slightly different, but it's not slightly at all, it's not another tone of blue, but a blue more on the green side..
Another very annoying thing was that the numbers 11 and 12 were the same color. I couldn't see it when I was painting, but once dry, they were exactly the same color, and this made me very angry since I spent all the afternoon painting all the 11 spots, and at the end I had to mix 10 and 11 until a point that I liked it, and then doing again all the 11 spots with much more difficulties, since I literally couldn't see when one color started and the other finished. It was quite frustrating. I hope someone would have told me before and I would have checked on a paper aside before start painting, thing that I do now all the time.
Last thing I may say, I really hope the clear colors were able to cover more, in my case I had to layer the paint at least 3 times before seeing the numbers going away.
As I said, at the end it is an amazing product, I would and I will use it again for sure, but this particular one needs some work, in my opinion.