Saunders Waterford Watercolour Blocks, Rolls & Sheets – St Cuthberts Mill

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R15.00R6 899.00

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Yay! You can buy single sheets! ☺️

Please note that a handling surcharge of R85 will be applied to all orders containing loose sheets of paper/mountboards/films. The surcharge is applicable to single sheets and packs of loose sheets A3 (29.7cm x 42cm) and larger.

Only ONE (1) surcharge will be applied per order. This feature enables you to purchase as many different sheets as you want!


Saunders Waterford is an exquisite watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine. Made using 100% cotton, the highest quality papermaking material, to high archival standards. Each sheet is buffered with calcium carbonate to help protect your finished pieces of work from discolouration caused by acids present in atmospheric pollution.

Its attractive surface is created using natural woolen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. The surface is sized in gelatine making it strong and resilient to scrubbing, and other rough treatments. This is a superior quality watercolour paper made by St Cuthberts Mill and comes with the Royal Watercolour Society’s endorsement.

Saunders Waterford® is a top-quality professional watercolour paper that is also suitable for Acrylic, Gouache, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Charcoal and Printmaking.

Product features:

  • Acid-free & archival.
  • Calcium carbonate buffered with a pH of 7-9 and internally sized.
  • Suitable for Multimedia.
  • Available options: Blocks, Single Sheets, Rolls and an A5 Sampler.

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Available Options:


Available options:


  • Available in Rough, Cold Press & Hot Press
  • 300gsm.
  • 20 sheets per block.
  • Available sizes: 18 x 26cm, 23 x 31cm, 31 x 41cm & 36 x 51cm.



  • Sold as a minimum of 5 sheets.
  • Available in Rough, Cold Press & Hot Press
  • 76 x 56cm.
  • White paper; 638gsm with Deckle Edges as well.
  • Available paper weight: 300gsm, 425gsm & 638gsm.



  • Available in: Rough, Cold Press & Hot press.
  • 300gsm.
  • White paper.
  • 1.54m x 10m.



  • Available in Cold Press.
  • A5 (21 x 14,8cm).
  • White paper.
  • 300gsm.
  • Single sheet (Please note: only one sampler per order allowed).


Understanding the 3 surfaces or textures of watercolour paper

Rough – A pronounced, varied texture, great for a textured loose feel.

Cold-pressed (NOT) – It’s the paper texture in-between rough and hot-pressed paper, having a slightly textured surface this paper is sometimes called NOT.

Hot-pressed (HP) – Watercolour paper with a very smooth surface and almost no tooth. Good for painting detailed paintings and creating very smooth washes.

The Not stands for “Not Hot pressed”

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1.54m x 10m, 18 x 26cm 20 Shts, 23 x 31cm 20 Shts, 31 x 41cm 20 Shts, 36 x 51cm 20 Shts, 56 x 76cm 2 Deckle Edges, 56 x 76cm 4 Deckle Edges, 76 x 56cm, A5 (21 x 14.8cm)

1 review for Saunders Waterford Watercolour Blocks, Rolls & Sheets – St Cuthberts Mill

  1. Azariah

    Paper is part of an artwork, and good quality paper is one of the most important ingredients for good paintings. I like the suede-like feel, and creamy-white colour of the paper. It is very absorbent, and when stretched, does not buckle when applying multiple glazes. It doesn’t buckle too much when painting alla prima. I have used other brands like Arches, but this is my favourite brand.

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