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Use these empty paint tubes for storing leftover paints — or for mixed paints of your own creation!
The aluminum tubes can be used for acrylics, oils, or watercolors. A secure screw cap keeps paint fresh and ready to be reused again and again.
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Comments about Empty Aluminum Paint Tubes:
I own William F. Powell's book 'Color Mixing Recipes', which is a painter's cookbook that goes into detail about hundreds of different specific Colors to make, from Limestone, to Redbrick, and on to Lilac, Sand, and Tulip petals. None of them would be very interesting if I couldn't prepare the color ahead of time in my own aluminium tubes. I can mix it up with a palette knife, find the right consistency, and then store it away securely with the aid of a pliers! It is extremely handy to be able to prepare a tube of 'Sand', ''Sea' or 'Warm Rocks' before heading to the cottage for the week. All I have to do is pull out a lightweight easel, and a 12x16" canvas board, and I have the necessary mix available, without having to stop and guess on the spot. Thankfully, I'll never waste money by mixing the wrong pure colors again!
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These are easy to use and were well priced. Very satisfied.
Using Paint Tubes, to pre-mix my own color to store.
By Grant S.
I like making up my own color ahead in going outdoors to do 'Plein Air' Painting. I do wish that I could buy smaller empty paint tubes like 22ml or 45ml. Because space is limited in paint box, along with easel and small backpack carried out in the field to paint.
from Templeton, CA
These empty tubes allow me to save money by buying the larger tubes of paint for their value and transferring some paint to a smaller, more transportable size for Plein air painting and lessons.
Very glad I purchased these
from Augus,t AG
I use these to put paint from tubes in which the paint has hardened somewhat or tubes in which I cannot unscrew the top off. I transfer the paint from the original tube using a metal tube wringer (a bit pricy, but definitely worth it) into the empty tube and them label the tube with the color and brand of the paint in the tube. The cap-less end is open and requires rolling of the end once the paint is inserted. I also use the wringer to tightly seal the end of the tube once the paint has gone into the tube. You could use a needle-nose pliers to also fold the end over. Or you could use your hands, but the wringer makes a nice tight seal, as the pliers could also do. These tubes are saving a lot of my paints. I'm very glad I made the purchase. Some people have complained that the tube came a little dent. That is absolutely no problem; they straighten out when you fill them with paint.
from Largo, FL
I was fretting about having to mix this perfect sky color every time when it occurred to me: Don't they sell empty paint tubes? Couldn't I mix one big batch of this - and several other colors I regularly mix - and tube them, myself? I started researching and found individual empty tubes available at Dick Blick. All the other big name art stores make you buy 48 of them at a time! I'm well-pleased with this purchase. And it only took 25 years for this idea to dawn on me. (c:
I was fretting about having to mix this perfect sky color every time when it occurred to me: Don't they sell empty paint tubes? Couldn't I mix one big batch of this - and several other colors I regularly mix - and tube them, myself? I started researching and found individual empty tubes available at Dick Blick. All the other big name art stores make you buy 48 of them at a time! I'm well-pleased with this purchase. And it only took me 25 years for this idea to dawn on me. (c:
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from Dallas, TX
The paint tubes were exactly what I expected and cheaper than I expected. They worked great when I decided to make my own paint. They are easy to seal with just a pair of needle-nose pliers.
By Georgia E. Dickson
from DeLand, FL
One of my students bought oil paints at a garage sale; the tubes were crumbled, with no caps. We bought empty tubes from Blick, and transferred the old paint. The student was extremely pleased that we were able to salvage her paints. Thanks. Georgia E. Dickson, Owner and Instructor, Art Studio 308, DeLand, Florida.
By Greek Artist
from Ojai, CA
Some of my paint tubes have had issues...I've tried duct taping them, that didn't work for the long haul. I don't know why it took me so long to know there was a product like this...it works great! Saved one of my large tubes of paint. I also like that I can put paint into a smaller tube for plein air painting.
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