I know how hard and confusing it can be for artists and students to know what brands of paint or brushes to buy. There are so many to choose from. The two brands of oil paint I recommend to my students are on the list in the article. They are Grumbacher Pre-Test and M. Graham. The reason I like these over the really cheap brands ( not on the list ) is because they cover well and you use less. I believe buying quality materials will help in achieving better results. It’s tough enough to get a good result when you are learning to paint without giving yourself a further handicap by using inferior paints, brushes and supports. Buying cheap is often a false economy and is likely to set you up for frustration and disappointment.
WonderStreet.com also has a great article on how to choose acrylic paints that are right for you. Take a moment to check it out.