• Mould Made
    Acid Free & Archival
    100% Cotton
    Styled on Whatman™

Millford Watercolour Paper

General Storage and Handling Instructions

  • Keep the paper in its original packaging until required.
  • Store the paper flat.
  • Avoid extremes of temperature or humidity.
  • Do not store in direct sunlight.
  • Handle the paper by the edges or underside. Avoid touching the area to be painted, as oils from the skin could affect the wash.


  • Lighter weight papers (300g/m² and lighter) may benefit from soaking and stretching to avoid the paper cockling (buckling) when applying washes.
  • Avoid exposing the paper to detergents, as these can affect the paper’s absorbency.
  • The paper’s surface is most vulnerable when wet, and should be handled with care.
  • Be gentle with the paper. Do not scrub it, or use masking fluid.
  • The paper is very hard sized, so using pen & ink isn’t recommended.

Fade Resistance and Framing

  • Frame finished paintings with acid free materials to preserve the paper’s archival qualities.
  • As with all original artworks, paintings should be framed behind glass and hung away from direct sunlight.