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    I am sure many of you have use these but maybe it will be helpful to a new comer. I keep two or three egg containers in the shop for mixing small amounts of paint. to get a color I want. or just using 4 or 5 colors while painting a small project and do not want to keep opening tubes or bottles. Just a tip I hope is useful.

    If you are using a few colors you can cut off what you need and get two or three projects out off one egg container.
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    Last edited by Randy; 10-18-2020, 11:03 AM.
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    Lucky you. All we get here are egg cartons made of recycled paper mash.

    Somewhere, I found a supply of really little Dixie Cups. Maybe 2-4 oz, plastic-coated paper.
    They're OK, but they tip over really easily, as you can imagine.


    Brian T

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    • #3
      Randy,

      As great an idea as that is, still not painting my wood. Stay safe.
      Ed
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      • #4
        Great idea! Disposable. I use a plastic store bought palette but it's a pain to have to keep cleaning.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Eddy-Smiles View Post
          Great idea! Disposable. I use a plastic store bought palette but it's a pain to have to keep cleaning.
          If you are using a few colors you can cut off what you need and get two or three projects out off one egg container.
          We live in the land of the free because of the brave!

          https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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          • #6
            Nice tip Randy and like the idea of being disposable. I use the plastic palette, like Eddy, and agree they are a pain to clean.
            Bill
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            • #7
              Go to a glazier and buy a 12" x 12" sheet of 1/4" plate glass.
              Those people often save broken windows and sell it off as "salvage glass."
              Run 2 layers of masking tape around the edge.

              I mix with a pallet knife and spray with water mist.
              Done? I let the smears of acrylic dry.
              Scrape the glass with a razor blade is 100% clean again.
              Brian T

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              • #8
                Butcher paper, if it's just a drop of paint or so. A small square of the paper, plastic coated side up, drop of paint on it. Add a drop of two or three of water to dilute it as needed. When done throw it away. A roll of the paper is a couple of dollars and will last for years...

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                • #9
                  Claude: would that butcher paper work OK for mixing small amounts of A+B epoxy?
                  Brian T

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                  • #10
                    Sorry for the delay in answering, Brian. Absolutely!

                    Claude
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                    • #11
                      I use a small piece of foil or the printed side of a cereal box for paint and mixing epoxy...like Claude says, use it and toss it.
                      Arthur

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