Frequently Asked Quesitons
Where are Cup Easels made?
Cup Easels are made on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
✓ We recommend Canvas boards, Canvas pads, Sketch pads, paper or loose canvas taped to coroplast, and smaller sketch books.
✕ We do not recommend Larger canvases, Deep canvases, wooden panels, heavier watercolour blocks, and large sketchbooks.
How long does paint stay fresh for in the cups or trays?
This depends on the medium, pigment, and quality of paint. It's safe to say all paints will last over a week with no use before they develop any kind of skin on them. Some paints will last over a month. If your are painting weekly they will stay fresh.
✓ Oil painters can extend the paints life by adding a drop of clove oil on the inside of their lid.
✓ Water based painters can mist water over their paints before stowing to keep them wet longer. There are acrylic slow dry mediums that can also be sprayed over the cups.
Wont your cups get contaminated by other colours while you paint?
Most painters use a rag or paper towels to wipe their brush between mixing colours. Even if a cup gets colour contamination, the cups are removable and can be cleaned or replaced.
How big are the cups?
The cups are 1.5" diameter and hold approx. 15ml of paint.
Does paint ever leak out of the cups?
Paint will not leak out of the cups. If this happens usually the edge of the cup is damaged and can be replaced.
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