Arches Oil Paper is specially formulated for use with oil media and requires no preparation. This paper was specifically designed for use with oil paints, yet it maintains the look and feel of traditional Arches papers. It features a powerful, efficient oil barrier that absorbs solvents and binders evenly while allowing the paint and pigment to remain on the surface. It has an exceptionally tough surface that will withstand heavy brushing with bristle brushes and palette knives, as well as wet paint removal with turpentine and rag. Once dry the paper can be rolled for storage. Each pad contains 12 sheets.