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Old 01-12-2018, 10:08 AM
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How do you store leftover paint?

I honestly can’t find an answer to this. I’m not sure if my question belongs here or in the regular oil forum. Do you just leave your paint on your palette and add to the paint piles as you start a new painting? Do you cover it in between projects?

Ah ha! It seems I can store it on the palette in an airtight container!
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:44 AM
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Re: How do you store leftover paint?

I put my whole canvas that i have painted with that has my oils on it in the freezer and i pull it before i paint again...it works great!!
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:17 PM
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Re: How do you store leftover paint?

If I know I am going to paint again the next day I just leave the palette out and do a basic clean on the brushes.
If it's a long time between sessions then I put the palette into a covered plastic container in the bottom of the fridge. I don't freeze it.

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Re: How do you store leftover paint?

Here is my solution which has been in use successfully for six years.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:09 PM
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Re: How do you store leftover paint?

Thank you all! I am using WMOs, which is why I posted here.

Ic.Art, they can be rather entitled, can’t they?!
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