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Old 02-23-2011, 08:55 AM
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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

As a footnote to my earlier post, I want to add that I don't use the Masterson sponge thing; I just use the Masterson box to store my palette; I never meant to recommend the use of the sta-wet sponge thing. In fact, I think spraying any paint with water is inadvisable, especially several times a day, unless it is watercolor. I apologize for any misunderstanding.
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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

Help appreciated..I have lost the directions to seal my Masterson's 12 x 16 palette box. I need someone to tell me the recomended way. I did it one time before I put the directions safey away, but have forgotten how that went!
As to a light spray of water on the paint, I spray my full palette frequently, after all the directions which came with my WN artisan WMO's say it may be thinned with a little water, so a small amount does not hurt it. I live in incredibly dry hot Texas. So this works for me.

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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

Put Vaseline around the edges and put the palette on the floor when you press the lid down.
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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

I use the Stay Wet Pallet for my oils. I mix both classic oils and WN WMO oils. I don't paint out of the stay wet. I paint standing with a small wooden oval shaped pallete and a larger square pallet, When through painting, I put them in two different stay wets, I moisten a cue tip that I have taped inside the lids with a drop of clove oil, and my paint will stay wet and usable at least a week, maybe longer. Even the paint that I have mixed Liquin with with is still usable.
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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

I do something rather similar, except I use freezer paper and wipe some coloured paint over it to dull down the white a bit. I haven't tried the oil of clove tip, thanks!
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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

I have tried the Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette but I too think there's a lot of air inside. I am now using a glass panel. When done for the day, I clean some of the glass but leave blobs of good paint. Then I put a sheet of the Press'n Seal down over the palette and press it to the glass, around the blobs. The paint looks like it is vacuum packed. The Press'n Seal is like plastic wrap (comes on a roll), but it is meant to make a better seal. So far, I can say that it works for 3 days.
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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

My palette is an A4 sized storage folio from the stationers. This gives me the "paint" side, and a mixing area. (the lid). I have cut a glass panel to fit, and taped the edges. When I finish a painting session, the box closes up, and the whole thing goes in the freezer.
I DO have a Masterson sta-wet palette, but I find the file storage box just perfect.
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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

I use a Masterson's Sta-Wet Palette Seal and put it in the freezer and find it keeps both WMO and regular oils fresh for several days with a good tight seal. I found 12 x 16 inch tempered glass that fits perfectly into the seal at Staples. Not sure how long they will sell it, but I recently ordered five panels used to create glass cube units for around 22 dollars, and got free shipping to a Staples store. The glass has smooth beveled edges and drops right in easily. Search for "Tempered Glass Panels" on their website and you should see it.
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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

I made my stay-wet palettes from plastic kitchen storage boxes. MUCH cheaper than a 'trade named version'. I use greenhouse capillary matting instead of a sponge (buy it by the metre/yard). I use a piece of rigid white acrylic sheet to put the paints on. They have worked great for about 5 years and I don't have to stand on them to close the lids!

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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

Here is my two cents worth..............since I do not mix water with my WMO
here is what I do. My palette is glass (removed from old picture frame). I cover my paint with a sheet of heavy duty plastic wrap......"cling wrap". Sometime I put a tiny drop of linseed oil or walnut oil on top of the nuts of paint. This keeps the WMO paint usable for a week or more..........
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2/16/11, Quote from karenlee:
. . . it does not keep oil paint wet longer, since
there is still air inside the box after one seals it. . .

Yrs ago an institution (like an hr away) offered me
a scholarship to study painting, which, unfortunately,
I could attend but twice wkly, so I needed preserve
my paint week to week, which I did via a Materson
palette box filled with water.
When I paint daily, of course, I don't preserve my
paint, I actually use 'em.
At that other school, though, there, I utilized a sheet
of glass cut to fit right into the box. Conclusion of
each session, after cleaning the paint I'd used off,
I'd merely put that glass into the Masterson box
and fill it with water, period.
Thence, there's no longer "still air inside the box."
Elsewise, upon my wkly return, the ole' paint'd be
shot; this way, the paint was beautiful, and I need-
n't add any clove oil or other questionable material
into the mix.
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Re: Using Masterson's Stay-Wet Palette with WMOs

I'm sure that worked great with traditional oils, but I'm not sure I'd want to try it with water mixable oils.
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