When you own several brands of paints, all the containers can be cumbersome. I'm combining my Kryolan and TAG palettes into one 24-color Kryolan box.
I'm transferring my TAG Pearl paints into Kryolan palette refill containers to combine my palettes. I like to use my mini flathead screwdriver to do this, but you could use anything similar.
Cut your paint to be moved. If it is fresh, it should be soft.
I start by cutting a wedge like I'm slicing pizza.
Scrape around the side of the container to lift the paint.
Lift out the chunk of paint.
Press it into the new container with a clean fingertip, or your tool. This is easy with fresh, soft paint! (If your paint is old & dry, see my other guide on how to re-hydrate it.)
Repeat until it is as full as you like. Don't fill it too full...you need a little space to contain water from your brush.
Now you can easily bring along a small sample of many different brands to your gigs. I do this with my less used specialty colors (metallics, neon, etc)
I like to label them with a sharpie. It helps me remember which brand it is when I need to refill later.
I use this same method to transfer all of my 2.5 oz Kryolan paints to the screw-together jars that I use them out of. You can find these, plus palette boxes & refill containers at paintertainment.com!
I keep the original containers at home when I need to refill later. The clear screw together jars take up less space too so I can have more paint colors on my tray, and less lids to worry about!
- New paint to transfer
- Container to transfer to
- Small tool like a knife, clay tool or screwdriver