Keeping Acrylics from drying out

by Francis

Does anyone have any tips on stopping tubes of acrylic paint getting dried up?

I keep mine in a dark cupboard in a cool place, but if anyone has any better advice I would be glad to have it.

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paint drying out in tubes
by: Shirley

When not using the tubes I store them on their heads

Keeping Acrylics Moist For Days On Your Palette
by: Vida Evenson

I use a tray lined with wet paper towels (two layers). On top of this I place parchment paper (wax paper) and secure it with tape or sometimes a few clips. This keeps the paint from drying out while painting. If I stop painting for the day I'll place another tray on top of the painting tray and clamp it shut. My paints stay wet and workable for days this way. Sometimes I need to add more water to the paper towels if the weather is very hot and dry. It works great. You can also use aluminum foil instead of wax paper. Whatever feels better to you. Hope this helps :)

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