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Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette airtight box
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- The Sta-Wet Premier Palette is a unique system for water-based paint
- Unique sponge and palette paper combine to keep paint moist
- Even with the lid closed paint will stay workable for days or even weeks
- Large size with a 12 x 16 inch surface area
- Also great for oils when Oil palette paper is used
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The problem with a palette this large is that it's very hard to keep the moisture levels right, for two reasons:
First, it's harder to get a seal around the edges of the palette when closing it up at the end of work. The rubbery top for this palette is different than Masterson's smaller palettes, which have hard-plastic tops that snap easier into place. This rubbery lid takes a lot more attention to get a good seal with. If you don't pay very close attention every time you seal it and take extra time with it, you may find your paints dried out the next time you open it.
Second, the larger surface area evaporates water faster. Anyone who uses a wet palette knows you have to re-moisten it every so often while using it. But with a palette this large, the water evaporates faster, forcing more frequent attention. It's easy to mess up during this constant re-waterings, resulting in paint that's too dry or too dilute.
I've had a much better time with my smaller Masterson palette. The lid snaps on as easy as can be, and I have an easier time keeping the moisture levels constant, with less attention. If I really need as much surface area as this larger palette in the future, I'll just get a second smaller palette.
The box is made of white plastic and is very roomy. The bottom is not totally flat though-a number of crisscrossing plastic lines make it uncomfortable to hold. Coupled with the size of the box, it makes for a poor palette, so expect to keep this grounded unless you opt for a smaller size.
The lid is a flexible red plastic and snaps down when aligned correctly. It has numerous circular support columns that will touch paint, so ensure that you're always putting the lid on the same way you did before, or else you will contaminate your colors.
The palette itself stays wet due to a durable sponge and some special paper. You soak the sponge and paper to start, and then add water periodically to the sponge as needed. Since the box is relatively air tight with the lid closed properly, the sponge does not need to be as thoroughly soaked when stored since less evaporation will occur (I could never get it to be fully "airtight" as claimed, so I was susceptible to some water loss). Indeed, the instructions directly warn you against over saturating when not in use as mold may develop. I have had the product for a few weeks now and have only ever had to add water once.
I use the palette exclusively for acrylic paint. Due to the nature of the Sta-Wet system and because acrylic is water-based, my paint does thin out a little bit. It stays mostly in the area I mix it in, but be sure to allow for some spreading when mixing your paints.
The box comes with five sheets of paper that sit atop the sponge, and they can be easily cut when dry. The instructions claim that the paper can withstand mixing from even metal tools, and I can attest that it holds it very well to plastic ones.
Overall, I'm very happy with it. The price is already low, but I believe the box has already saved me a good bit in non-wasted paint. It certainly has saved me a lot of frustration from having to remix colors, and as an untrained hobbyist painter, that's invaluable.
A few tips: Lift the palette paper about once a week. Also take the sponge out and microwave on high for 30 seconds to a minute (wet) every few weeks to prevent mold and mildew.
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