Sanded Pastel Paper for Soft Pastel Painting

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P400 Grade Ersta 544C3

Fine Grit Pastel Paper

Replaces 713E 400 Sand

Identifying Sanded Pastel Sandpapers, see grit types below.

The grit count does not identify the paper type.

544C3 is the type, 400 is the grit count, Grit type Aluminium Oxide.

991C is the type, 500 is the grit count, Grit type Silicone Carbide.

Cutting Sanded Pastel Sandpapers

The best method is with a STANLEY type knife, cutting from the back

of the paper, the blade won’t blunt so quickly.

A number of years ago we were asked to stock a paper called

BS119  P500 which is stearate coated, within a short period of time

artists complained that pastel pigment came off the paper, so we no longer stock them as they are designed to be non clogging and will

Shed pigment.

Washing pastel off these papers

Matador P500 is waterproof, Ersta P400 is not waterproof but it will

withstand a quick clean with water, artists have been successful in

doing this, experiment.

Matador and Ersta Papers

991C 500 is a wet and dry paper therefore not affected by water.

The surface colour can be changed by thinning acrylic paint with Talens Acrylic Medium (or a similar product) direct from the bottle or with a little

water added before mixing into the paint. Don’t thin the paint with water only. Quite a few Artists have found that the above technique also works with P400 544C3  Paper.


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   Alan Miller    Sanded Pastel Paper     Art and Craft Products        Swindon

P400 Grade Ersta 544C3

Sanded Pastel Paper 400

Replaces 713E 400 Sand

Both papers have a uniform surface enabling very fine detail work

Acid Free Fine Sanded Pastel Sandpapers

Sheets  50cm x 76cm (approx 30”x 20”)   £5.90 each

     Prices include VAT

Free Paper Samples Available

Pastel Pencils on Sandpaper

Faber Castel Pitt Pastel Pencils and Carb

 Othello Pastel Pencils work well on these

 papers, as do many other soft pastels


Permanent Fastmount Self Adhesive Mounting Board is Ideal as a rigid backing for pastel sandpaper. These Boards have a very strong adhesive.

Available from: Arqadia, Bedford MK42 7AD. phone 01234 852777.

If Arqadia won’t supply direct to you get a Picture Framer to obtain a pack for you. The product details are: Ref. number 999 000 350 which is a  pack of 5 Boards 815mm x 1120mm, If you cut them in half you end up with two boards 815 x 560mm slightly larger than the sheets of Pastel Sandpaper.

 *Use a 150mm wide hand held rubber printers roller, available* on Ebay around £3.50 to apply the paper to the Mounting Board.

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500 Grade Matador 991C

Sanded Pastel Paper

Dark Blue Grey

Fine Grit Pastel Paper