How To Make Your Own Stay Wet Palette
What is a stay wet palette? It is normally a palette with a removable lid that seals the paint from the air. Given what they are made of they are also expensive.
Have you ever wished that you could preserve the palette of paints you are currently using? More to the point, would you like them to stay workable for days?
This is how to make your own, for peanuts!
Buy a plastic container with a hinged or removable lid.
There are lots to choose from.e solution
Put a sheet of absorbent kitchen roll in the lid. It is best in the lid for access to paints. Then cut a piece of greaseproof paper to cover the kitchen roll.
Before use, remove the greaseproof paper, drizzle a little water over the kitchen roll, replace the top layer and mix paints.
Close the lid (which is really the base) at the end of your session to keep paints fresh and workable for days.
I have used this for a long time now with acrylic paints and it definitely works. So for the cost of two or three dollars, you have a reuseable palette that will stay wet with the bonus of a throw away top layer which means no cleanup.