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Thursday, December 1st, 2022

How to store oil paints properly?

Oil paints are sensitive to air, moisture, high temperatures, and direct sunlight. When they are exposed to air and moisture, they tend to harden up and become brittle. At the same time, if the paints are kept under direct sunlight, the colors will start to fade with time. 

However, you can easily protect the oil colors by storing them in a dark, dry, and cold place inside an airtight container. Modern oil paints mostly come in airtight and resealable metal tubes that make storing the colors much easier. 

Anna Vaughn

Anna Vaughn

Immense painting experience recommends Anna. She shaped The Little Painters, a small local painting workshop for children that invites the little ones to explore painting through simple and creative means in a safe, loving and extremely colorful environment. In her home panting studio she plays with all paint mediums but watercolor is her expertise.

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