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Keeping fresh mixtures

Discussion in 'Acrylics' started by fermatgom, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. fermatgom A Fixture


    I just wanted to share with you my method to keep the mixtures usable during several days. I put the palette inside an airtight plastic box. Below the palette I place a dishcloth soaked in water. Put the box well closed inside the fridge. You can keep the mixtures usable at least for 3-4 days.

    I know that with the wet palette you can also achieve the same, but I'm not used to work with it so I prefer my method.

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  2. Nap Moderator

    Hi there ,

    Interesting way of using it , I use a WP ( homemade version.... like this but no palette ) .

    I actually prefer the homemade one to my previously usual commercial item ...seems to work better !

    I also add a tiny bit of W&N blending medium ( a retarder) to my distilled water mix ......gives me a longer working time

    Thanks for sharing

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  3. luisg Active Member

    Yes, I use this method long time ago with good results. And I add a few drops of glazes medium of Vallejo to distilled water and paint.
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  4. fermatgom A Fixture

    Thanks for the tips!
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  5. Fransab Active Member

    Thanks for sharing, guys!
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  6. DaddyO A Fixture

    Cheers guys
    Never thought of adding medium to the water; must try that out. . . .

    I'll also get hold of the plastic lunch container because I prefer the 'welled' pallet too (Buy mine from The Range for a £1 a piece when I pass there)

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  7. garyhiggins A Fixture

    There is a simple alternative to wet pallettes of whatever type, it's called oil paint :):):). i know, I know........... I'm just a dinosaur :(:(:(.

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