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The Masterson Sta-Wet Handy Palette saves you paint, money, and time by preserving the freshness of acrylics and other waterbased paints, both while you are painting and between painting sessions. Paints will stay moist on the open palette for hours. Once the lid is closed, the paints will stay in workable condition for days, even weeks.
The Handy Palette features a patented sponge insert and special permeable palette paper. Together they provide acrylic paints with a constant source of moisture. Simply moisten the sponge and lay it inside the tray, then place the palette paper on top. When the lid is open, your paints will have an extended open time. When the lid is snapped shut, the Handy Palette will maintain a moist atmosphere that preserves acrylic paints amazingly well. (For best results, use only Sta-Wet brand palette paper, which is permeable, cleanable, and reusable.)
Made in the USA of tough yet lightweight plastic, the Masterson Sta-Wet Handy Palette measures 1"H × 8½"W × 7"D (2.5 cm × 21.3 cm × 17.5 cm) — the perfect size for small projects or the classroom.
The Handy Palette comes with five Sta-Wet palette paper sheets and one sponge insert. Replacement sheets and sponge inserts are also sold separately.
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Effectively keeps my paints from drying out
from Crownsville, MD
Comments about Masterson Handy Palette:
The only problem I have with the product is it's size...a little small for me
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Essential for working with Acrylic Paint!
By Cassie Marie
I have three of these - I use them so that I can mix and store my paints between painting sessions. I create paintings with many layers to build up smooth forms so keeping mixes is totally necessary for me. These have saved me so much money on paint, and have changed the way I paint. A total necessity for those of you who use acrylic/ acryla-gouache paints.
Great, practical palette for acrylics!
from Port Charlotte FL
I have just started working in acrylic paints for plein air painting. Using only paper palettes, I found it hard to work with, blend and then transport the paints I had laid out. So I tried the Sta-wet palette to see if it would help. I was very pleased from the first time I used it. The box fits neatly in the drawer on my easel - the paper where the paint is placed is very sturdy and stood up to a lot of mixing and blending of paints with my palette knife - and the sponge helped keep everything moist and workable for a few hours, while I was painting at a (rather windy) beach. Then when I was done, I scraped off the extra paints and found I could reuse the paper. (I have not yet tried to save the paint for several days because I find, at the end of my painting session, my paints are so thoroughly mixed up that there's no sense in trying to preserve them.) Overall, I feel this is a terrific product - the palette itself is sturdy plastic and eliminates the need to work with glass. I would recommend it to anyone working with acrylic paints.
Can't paint without these
from Margate, FL
I haven't found anything better to keep paints fresh. I have two. One for my acylics and another for my oils. The air tight container keeps the oils ready. Of course, I don't use the sponge for the oils.
from Albuquerque NM
After testing this out, in now using it solely for it having a lid to put on when not using the paints. For that it's a bit overpriced. I live in the desert, and really what works best for me is a mister, used frequently.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I was pleasantly surprised. very good quality
Great for holding/using less paint or taking up less space. I have trouble with space and the size of this palette is perfect for small areas and makes it so I don't waste as much paint. Paint stays moist for a long time and is well worth getting one or two for your painting needs.
Best wet palette for acrylic paint.
from Brisbane Australia
this palette keeps the paint moist and usable for over a week in my experience. I have several.
Perfect palette box for on-the-go painters
These small, compact palette boxes are so handy when you're taking your paint project with you Very economical, too. And it easily fits in my very small freezer--to preserve the palette's paints 'til next session
Saves my paint budget
By Deb in 321
from Durand, IL
My high school art students are required to buy this palette. Now their acrylic paints don't dry out which means no wasted paint. It's also great for them to take home when working on their painting outside of class.
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