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    Wet Palette

    About 10 days ago, I made myself a wet palette, which has been a revelation for me in helping my painting. However, having not touched it in a couple of days, the damned thing has gone completely mouldy.

    It is a sealable Tupperware pot with sponges, a layer of tissue then a layer of grease proof/baking paper and it's the tissue that has gone mouldy.

    I understand why it has gone mouldy - relative warmth plus moisture. However, people say that they can use the same gear for months just topping up the water now and again.

    My question is this - how do you maintain your wet palette to keep it from going mouldy?
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    I don't use sponge kitchen towel with greaseproof paper on top never had a mold problem even when my house was uninhabitable because of it!
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    Also you should clean out the water and sponge every 7 days I have heard I don't use towls or grease prof paper but maybe ditch the towl and try only grease prof might be worth a go?


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    I use a sponge and parchment paper. Mine will start to smell a little after maybe a month or so. I toss the sponge int he washing machine and wash out the tray. Easy. Wouldn't paint without a wet pallete after having one though.
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    I use my wet palette to keep the paint in my well palettes moist!
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    Cheers guys. Have binned the content and put the pot in the dishwasher. Will remake without the tissues and less water when i get home from work.
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    Maybe you've solved the problem, but if not, I read somewhere that you can leave a copper coin underneath your sponge to prevent it from moulding. Haven't tried it myself yet, but it's worth a shot :)

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    Thanks for the tip MaGie, I'll give it a shot. The second attempt doesn't keep the paint as well as the first one thanks to the removal of the tissue layer, but it certainly still lasts a couple of days instead of minutes.
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