Tips for using Palettes with acrylic paint

  • Use a misting spray bottle to keep acrylics from drying out
  • Cover your palette with plastic wrap and keep in refrigerator to keep paint moist to use the next day.
  • Try cleaning recently dried acrylic on your palette with rubbing alcohol

Tips for using Palettes with oil paint

  • Prepare wood palettes for oil paints with a wipe-down of linseed oil
  • Consider painting your palette a medium gray to help with mixing of colors
  • Baby wipes are a quick oil paint cleanup for palettes
  • For a vintage patina on your palette, clean up with mineral spirits
The painter needs all the talent of the poet, plus hand-eye coordination
— Robert Brault
“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” 
― Vincent van Gogh

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