Sanded Pastel Paper for Pastel, Colored Pencil and Charcoal Artists



Every professional pastel, colored pencil or charcoal artist wants the same things from his or her art paper — a consistent base, a quality weight, and a tooth with bite. UART Premium Pastel Paper is both reliable and trustworthy to deliver everything you expect every time you create.

You never compromise on your artistic integrity, and we don’t compromise on the quality of our paper. While other pastel papers buckle under the pressure of a demanding artist, UART sanded pastel paper can handle the intensity of your creative process, protecting your work of art today and for years down the road.

  • Seven paper grades
  • Available in sheets, mounted boards, pads and rolls
  • Accepts all wet media (alcohol, mineral spirits, turpentine, water)
  • Ideal for layering and underpainting
  • Does not require fixatives


Seven Paper Grades to Meet Every Artist’s Preferences


Often art paper companies only offer one or two grades – UART is the only company to offer seven different grades to give you more choices in meeting your drawing and painting needs. From the rougher grade of the 240 which is ideal for the blending and layering of pastels to the finer grades that are perfect for delicate and detailed work, you can add layer on top of layer without losing tooth.

  • 240 – the largest tooth available in a sanded pastel paper
  • 320 – perfect for artists who desire extra layering
  • 400 – a favorite of many professional pastel artists and ideal for those trying UART for the first time
  • 500 – a moderate tooth for any medium
  • 600 – perfect for those with a focus on detailed work
  • 800 – finest tooth, popular for super fine pastel or colored pencil application

Regardless of the grade you choose, you can be sure the grade of our paper will hold on to your art, in spite of how many layers you apply or whether you use hard or soft pastels. There’s no excess flaking and fading is eradicated– your medium stays in place as you intended. Other papers may lose tooth, but UART sanded pastel paper clings to your artwork and never lets it go.

More Size and Color Options

UART Sanded Paper is available in a variety of sizes and rolls. 9x 12 and 12×18 sheets are sold in packs of 10. Pads & boards are sold by the unit. All sheets, boards, pads and rolls are also available in dark color.


Sheets (all sizes in inches)

  • 9 x 12
  • 12 x 18
  • 18 x 24
  • 21 x 27
  • 24 x 36
  • 27 x 40

Premium Mounted Boards (all sizes in inches)

  • 8 x 10
  • 9 x 12
  • 11 x 14
  • 12 x 16
  • 16 x 20
  • 18 x 24

10-Sheet Pads in 400, 600 & 800 Grades (all sizes in inches)

  • 9 x 12


  • 56 in. x 9 meters


A Consistent Feel Across the Board


Nothing is more frustrating than crafting your piece only to discover halfway through that the paper texture is noticeably different in spots, affecting the integrity of your work. UART sanded pastel paper is nothing but consistent. Our innovative computer-controlled electrostatic coating process and industry-leading standards ensure a uniform, reliable grain application on every inch of your paper. You can create with confidence, knowing that your paper has the same grade from edge to edge and corner to corner every time you sketch or paint.


Handles Layering and Underpainting With Ease


UART sanded pastel paper gives you the ultimate control over the creative process. PH neutral and acid free, all UART paper is beige in color, allowing you to prep the background and tone the paper to your taste. No matter the grade you prefer, UART accepts underpainting using a wide variety of media, including water, oil and alcohol. Our art paper is sturdy enough to ensure the liquid you use doesn’t damage the tooth or seep through to the other side.

Even if you spend hours layering and blending, the grade never gives way, reducing the waving and buckling that are often associated with underpainting. Layer and blend all you want – your creation isn’t going anywhere.