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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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Comments about Masterson Handy Palette:
Perfect for my uses with oil paint. Keep mixtures I need for the next couple of days. I keep it in the freezer until the paint is needed .
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Works great - would buy again
from Salem, Oregon
I work on two painting at a time so I can leave one to sit back and critique it while working on the other. I keep 2 of these small palettes, labeled for each painting so as to keep my mixes neatly separate. The palettes keep my paint fresh and useable for a really long time.
I already own two of these....but ordered another
from Alton, NH
I love these stay-wet palettes, use them with acrylics mostly but also oils, particularly when painting with a friend. Very portable. Love these palettes. Have them in all sizes.
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A must if you have limited space
By Tad W
from Terre Haute, IN
The wet palette has changed the way I paint. I paint gaming miniatures, and the wet palette is super helpful for getting paints to the right consistency and thickness, and getting them to stay that way long enough to use them. I prefer the size of the "Handi-Palette" because the area on my table is limited, and the full sized palette just takes too much of it.I also recommend throwing out the paper that comes with it, and using parchment paper, available at your local grocery store for a very low price. I change out the sponges probably a little more than most people would "have" to.
Every acrylic painter should have one
By m Quintrall
from Mount Vernon WA
This palette pays for itself in saved paint. Do yourself a favor and get one. Environmentally friendly because it saves paint. I got the half sized one for travel and couldn't live without it. Best acrylic painting product must have.
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Love this item
from Rison AR.
Replacement sponge for a great covered palette. A little misting while in use, keeps my acrylic paints fresh for days. No more wasted dried out paint.
Effectively keeps my paints from drying out
from Crownsville, MD
The only problem I have with the product is it's size...a little small for me
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!
By Susan H.
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.
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