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To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by summers4seasons on Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:16 am

I have noticed that some of you don't put lids on your paints. I can see a distinct advantage in not having to take the time to take off all those lids when setting up. The questions are:
What are the disadvantages?
Can you do this with any paints?
What do you do if your lids arent real snug in the box?

Thanks!
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Re: To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by Fabtastic on Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:34 pm

I have my paints without their lids in large tubs that fit perfectly into the bottom of my FatMax. I just slap the big lid onto each of the tubs, it is sooo fast to put them away. The open one that holds my rainbows, I have a spare lid from one of the other tubs that I just lay across the top of it to keep dirt out, and it goes on the top of the other ones. Then I have another open one with odds and ends in it (you can't see it in the picture, it sits on the centre section of my FM), and I set it on top of the rainbow one, to hold down the lid and keep it from moving around. Then I wedge my brush holder down along the side and it keeps the stack of tubs from moving around at all. (Hard to explain but I know what I mean haha).



The only disadvantage is that I can't lay my FatMax right down on its back, because then the paints would all move around inside the tubs and tip over and such. I have rubbery shelf liner in the bottom of each of the two tubs, so the paints don't really move when I tip the FM a bit to roll it along. But I wouldn't lay it down anyway, because then the loose stuff in my open tub would all fall out. So I guess for me there is no disadvantage LOL!

I use a mix of all the different brands and haven't had any problem with leaving the lids off any of them.

I love this system, it really works well for me. And I find that people don't touch my paints because they are down in those tubs. And I can see in a glance if something is missing because everything has a place.

I hope this helps! Very Happy
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Re: To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by anniel on Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:57 pm

I toss a black towel ower my velcored in paint (that prevents any moisture sharing if I am in a hurry)....it sure helps not to screw on lids between gigs/while escaping...just close latch and oh..."sorry it's all put away sweetheart"! Paints I do not use often may dry out more--but I always spritz them all when beginning, so that seems to have solved it!
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Re: To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by Psalmbook on Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:37 pm

My paints are velcored down, so they don't go anywhere. I love not having to screw on & unscrew the lids before & after each gig(it saves a ton of time). No lids also lets the paints breath & dry out properly. I can't think of a drawback.
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Re: To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by Lady Jayde on Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:14 pm

I have my paints outfitted with magnets on the bottom and I can either use them in my nifty tool box that Suzy turned me onto or in my 2 sided jewelry display case when I don't want to lug the tool box. There's very little down side there. I only had a problem with Snaz paints to be honest. The paints would sometimes drop out of their blue containers when turned upside down, but since I gave all of my Snaz to my daughter, I don't have to worry about it anymore. I thought about velcro, but I like the freedom of the magnets.
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Re: To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by deleted on Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:51 am

I've never bothered with lids. My paints are velcroed to the bottom of my makeup case (a simple aluminum suitcase type of thing) so that they don't move around, and after gigs I just cover them with a sheet of wax or parchment paper so that the wet paint doesn't get on anything else inside the makeup case. When I get home, I just remove the parchment paper and leave the case open for the paints to fully dry.

Since I'm painting every day now (mostly for practice), it's nice to simply open my case and have everything ready to go. Also makes for a quick setup at events.

Lids...blegh! Who needs 'em Very Happy

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Re: To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by Creations on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:00 pm

wow thanks 4 the replies to this cause now i dont have gulgy blank and white.. hah thank god for the forum.
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Re: To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by Creations on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:01 pm

thats a great idea.. the ice cream maker to hold your brushes, so many cool things I find on here. So loving it!!
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Re: To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by kat on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:06 pm

I'm newly lidless!@!!!! (I feel FREE)
Really, I do!
It takes forEVER to take all those lids off, doesn't it? And then, to put them on again!

I've not had a chance to see how it works...
I'm anxious to see!!

I've read from others here that they don't have a problem with it.

I put wax paper between the top side and bottom side to keep anything from getting mixed..

Someone said that the colors might run into one another... (family member).. I told them that I usually paint to the dry end... and, if I did have wet paints.. I pack a few lids for that reason.

Best of luck!
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Re: To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by JBax on Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:02 pm

Wet paint is never an issue for me. But, the snaz escaping from their pots have been an issue (totally will be replacing with Paradise, except the red). I use one of those scrapbook cases from Walmart, and once had my re-potted paradise stuck to the lid. I now line the lid with wax paper... no problems.

You will LOVE having a two minute set-up/tear down.
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Re: To Lid or Not to Lid?

Post by Mandi from Tazzie on Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:14 pm

I do the same as most above, velcro my paint pots into a laptop/palette both sides loaded for maximum amount of paint held & put a sheet of baking paper between, I've done this for a year now & never had a problem with it. I'm fast as to set up & pack up. It's easy breasy..
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