Partial Drill vs. Full Drill Diamond Paintings

Many people who are new to diamond painting come across the term partial and full drill when looking at options of diamond paintings. This may be confusing to many newbies and so we are here to break it down for you.

A partial drill diamond painting will have a full picture but only sections of that picture will have areas that you will lay the diamonds. The adhesive part will be limited to those sections as well. When you complete this type of diamond painting, you will find that these diamonds bring sparkle and shine to just the right areas. It also emphasizes certain designs in the painting all the while highlighting areas of the picture to make it feel like it pops right off the walls. These types of diamond paintings tend to work well for children, beginners, or people who want a completed project that takes less time. Partial drill diamond paintings typically take a few hours to a couple of days to complete, but this also depends on how many breaks you take and the size diamond painting you choose.

A full drill diamond painting is where the entire picture on the canvas will be completely covered with diamonds. The whole area of the picture will be adhesive leaving no part untouched. The finished product of a full drill diamond painting tends to look very similar to mosaic art. The entire piece of art has a sparkle finish and a shine that really stands out in a well-lit room. Full drill diamond paintings are good for people who have a little to expert experience and lots of time. Depending on the size of the diamond painting a full drill will take many hours, days, and sometimes even weeks to complete.


If you would like to watch a short video showing a partial drill vs full drill diamond painting click here.

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