Hardboard and Wood Painting Panels

36 products

Displays products in a grid view

Displays products in a detail view

Selection will refresh the page with new results

By Type:

By Brand:

Other Ways To Shop:

Hardboard and Wood Painting Panels


Looking for an archival alternative to stretched canvas? Try hardboard and wood painting panels. Unlike canvas, which is flexible, wood painting panels offer rigid support and are best for non-flexible media such as tempera, encaustic, and casein paints. Wood panels are also great surfaces for painting with acrylics, even though acrylic paint is flexible when dry.


Hardboard panels are made from a hard wood, such as birch or basswood, which are proven to be stable over time and resist cracking.


Choose from primed or unprimed art panels. Unfinished solid wood may expand and contract with changes in humidity and temperature, so priming your hardboard surface is highly recommended. Primed boards are typically coated in acrylic gesso, savings artists time and money.


Wood and Hardboard Panels offer an archival alternative to stretched canvas. This rigid support is best for non flexible media such as tempera, encaustic, and casein paints.