Hi friends! You know how I'm always throwing in little tips and tricks to help reduce waste and use less plastic and other materials? Well today's tutorial hits on those positives PLUS is a super awesome way to save serious money on painting supplies.
I am sharing with you three ways that I have personally used to get every last drop of paint out of their tubes. I use oil paint, but this works on watercolor or acrylic paints too, as long as they are in little metal-type tubes. We all know how expensive quality art supplies can be so figuring out any ways to make those dollars stretch is totally essential.
For squeezing your paint tubes effectively your options are basically a book (or other flat object), pliers, or - my favorite - a tube wringer. Check out this short video detailing those methods and see why the wringer is what I recommend most.
Are there any other great ways you've found to conserve paint, or any other material in the oil painting process for that matter? Leave me your experience in the comments!
PS Here's that link for a tube wringer from Dick Blick Art Supplies.
originally posted: May 30, 2017