Acrylic Paint Storage - Easy to See Colour!
- Empty cans
- Self adhesive paper
April on Oct 06, 2020
I love it! The only thing I would change would be to have the bottom of the cans tilt downward as much as possible and still be able to see the colors - this ensures the paint will always be at the lid and that film that inevitably forms will be on the bottom of the paint bottle. I always store my acrylic paints and craft glues upside-down. In fact, with craft glue (like Aleene's tacky, or other brands and even wood glue, I store it with the lid on, upside down in a glass jar or mug, then, when I'm actively using it, I leave the lid off and always put it upside down in the container- this helps in 2 ways: 1) You won't have to wait for the glue to come back to the tip each time you pick it up and, 2) the film that forms in the glue bottle will be on the bottom of the glue, not on the top, blocking it from coming out. You will lose a little glue in the bottom of the glass, while you're working, but the minutes and hours saved by not having to wait and pound on the glue is well worth it! When I'm finished using the glue, I wipe the outside of the top clean and, if needed, use a toothpick and run it around the inside of the tip to clean out any partially dried glue, replace the lid, and put it back, upside- down in its jar. I generally lose the lid before I finish using all the glue (or, I use that perfect lid as a miniature Styrofoam coffee cup in a miniature scene!,) so, a little glue will build up in the tip, but this is easily removed with a large needle, paper clip, or bobby pin. I can't imagine how many hours I have saved when painting and gluing by always leaving the bottles upside‐down!