Mixed up a batch of eco-friendly oil paint and don't know what to do with it? Here are a few options that will help you extend the life of your paints and store them for the short-term and the long-term!
Option 1: Aluminum Foil
At the end of a day's painting, scrape any leftover colors into small squares of foil, and fold the foil over so that the paint is airtight. Smudge a little bit of the color onto the outside of the foil so you can identify it later. This is a good option if you need to store your paints for a few weeks.
Option 2: Clove Oil
Add two drops of clove oil to your paints when you mix them to keep them from drying too fast. Note: Clove oil may cause your paints to darken slightly over a long period of time.
Option 3: Sponges
Put a small sponge in your palette box and add a drop or two of clove oil to the sponge to keep your paints pliant.
Option 4: Glass Jars
Smear some clove oil inside of a small glass jar and put the jar upside down over glob of paint on your glass palette.
Option 5: Cling Film
Gently lay cling film over your palette to keep your oil paints from drying.
Option 6: Refrigerate
Put your covered palette in the fridge.
Option 7: Aluminum Tubes
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