Fred Aldous Easel Hire

We offer an easel hire service from our Manchester shop where you can hire up to 20* Daler-Rowney St Pauls Sketching Easels. These folding easels are ideal for painting, exhibition display or weddings. Made out of oiled beechwood, they transport easily in a slimline carry case.

Our hire easels can accommodate a canvas up to a maximum height of 67cm (261/2″) and have telescopic legs that adjust for best working position.

Overall Height: 168cm (66″)
Weight: 1.4 kg (3lb 4oz)

At this time we can’t deliver our hire easels or collect them. All hired easels will need to be collected and delivered back to us at our Manchester store: 37 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1LW. The collection can be done in person, or you can arrange a courier to collect the easels from our store.

The hire charge for each easel is £5.00 per week.
There is a deposit charge of £15.00 for each easel hired.

We will refund your deposit on the safe return of the easels.

For more information or to arrange easel hire, please call 0161 236 4224 or send us an email to

*Depending on availability

We check the easels before every hire, but you must also check each easel yourself. Please take a look at the part list below, and if you notice any missing pieces when you receive your easel, please contact us on 0161 236 4224 within 24 hours to alert us. Failure to do this will result in the loss of your deposit.

Hire Easel Check List

  • 1. Detachable wooden slider
  • 2. 2x Detachable wooden sliders
  • 3. Brass screw
  • 4. 6x Large plastic screws
  • 5. Canvas strap
  • 6. Leather strap
  • 7. 3x Detachable legs
  • + Carry case