I can feel how air tight it is when I put the cover on. For acrylic colors you can easily clean by just peeling off dried acrylic. This allows oil painters to use turpentines and mixing mediums containing solvents without harming the palette and allows for cleaning with solvents. I built something with the same intent. The palette is constructed of ABS plastic, which is solvent resistant for use with oil colors. The secret is my wood box will be oiled inside, the roof of the lid will be oiled and the sides will be oiled…I used to use a cigar box, without glass, the paint stayed wet for weeks, I used to keep a small amount for testing. I just got an air pump to suck out moist and turned on the heat, and after 4 days the humidity is down to 35%, and my paintings and paint are drying normally again. We also stock special palettes for oil and acrylic artists, designed to keep their paint wet and usable for several days at a time. Please let us know if it works, as this would be an easy solution to an age old problem. Someone should try it…. I built something with the same intent. Being born places you at a greater risk of dying later in life. If the paint was sitting on oiled wood all the time, like it was in my old cigar box. Artelier Airtight PEEL-OFF Paint Palette #92-AP3079. Martin F. Weber Co. 2727 Southampton Rd., Philadephia, PA 19154. Thanks. This allows oil painters to use turpentines and mixing mediums containing solvents without harming the palette and allows for cleaning with solvents. I know that I can save money on the best materials at Jerry's", "Jerry's carries all the paper I need for my watercolor. When you see this symbol on our site or in advertisements it is a Jerry's Artarama best value exclusive brand. Moderator: OIls, Pastels, Plein Air Guerrilla Painter Covered Palette Tray. 0. My lid is thick, and the frame is thick, when I put the cover on, it is snug, I would not have done all this work if I did not think it would work. I’ve thought about this and think something could be made easily enough by anyone with the right tools and know how. Then fitted the ‘frame’ to the lid and glued it, make sure it is perfectly centered. Contents . You can see how I made it here http://www.nitpickyartist.com/brush-holder.html. Airtight and great for Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, Acrylic or Alcohol InksThe palette is constructed of ABS plastic, which is solvent resistant for use with oil colors. Ships within a few days from Detroit, Michigan by FedEx STANDARD Ground.Please Note: EXPEDITED SHIPPING is NOT AVAILABLE for this item. I haven’t tested it out yet, I am sure it will keep the paint fresh, it really is simple to make, I used a circular saw to cut the big pieces, and I found that a four sided cheese grater with the smaller grate side works to smooth out edges, then sandpaper. Can be very oily all over, but you still have air in there with your paint, so I don’t see how it won’t dry out. But the truth is, even with a sealed cover, the paint will still dry because there is enough oxygen inside to oxidize the paint. This box has a glass palette, the paint will not be sitting on oiled wood so, we will see. http://www.kylesurges.com/ Default. It functions much better as a dust cover than anything else. Would it be an idea to use protective gas (as was/is used to protect photo chemicals against oxidation in the bottles) together with such an “airproof” palette box? Whether they’re watercolors or oils, if you work with tube paints, nothing beats a butcher tray for taking them out of doors. It features two 8x12" palettes; both a color well (the bottom) and mixing palette (Top). Special SDF pliable spleen that acts like a gasket to keep the interior airtight, Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, Acrylic or Alcohol Inks, Airtight When Closed Extending The Life Of Paint Inside, Solvent resistant for use with oil colors, Alcohol Ink and cleaners without any harm to the palette, Inside area with raised edges for working with fluid colors. Disposable palettes are pads of parchment paper which allow you to use the pad as a palette and dispose of the sheet when you are finished. Save paint, time, and money with the Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Seal, an airtight container for storing a wet palette. Few palettes provide such useable space and ease of use as the Soho Airtight Mixed Media Palette. I sure hope you prove me wrong though. It preserves the freshness of your paints for many days, saving you from having to clean your palette after every painting session. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. The lid and bottom pieces are 1/2″ thick, the craftwood for the sides and airtight ‘frame’ are 1 1/2″ in width and 1/4″ thick. http://www.nitpickyartist.com/ - Blog and Info, [IMG]http://s3.amazonaws.com/wetcanvas-hdc/Community/images/26-Aug-2014/1890164-IMG_2497_800.jpg[/IMG]. In addition to this, the palette is freezer safe so you can put it in the freezer to prolong the life of your oil colors between painting sessions. It almost looks like a cigar box, or humidor. So now it is that paperish stuff.). I use my box for only two reasons: (1) for travel and (2) to prevent my cats from tramping thru my palette (an all-around disaster that needed to happen only once…). Where Artists Shop For The Best Supplies, Values & Service! Cool. Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. Unless you pump the oxygen out and create a vacuum, the paint will dry. *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING by FedEx Ground within the contiguous U.S. And now the paintings, and paint, take about 4 times longer to dry.