Frequently Asked Questions

Filling your Micro Palette

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Why The Micro Is Sold Without Paints

Watercolor artists are typically very particular about the specific colors they use. They often use different color palette selections depending on the subject they plan to paint. For instance, in Hawaii, the palette may lean more towards blues and greens, whereas in the desert southwest, it’s more likely that reds and earth-tones will predominate. This is why an empty palette is a welcome sight! The Portable Painter Micro includes six detachable half-pans so that artists can easily customize their color palette. The Micro is designed to accept standard size half and full pans.

Adhesive Disks for Half-Pans

Small disks of re-usable adhesive are provided to secure the pans in the palette, though they can still be removed: Just use the tip of a palette knife to lever up the the edge of a pan and the adhesive seal will be broken. The pans can then be removed and re-attached as needed.

Why Is There A Lip On One Edge of the Pans

The lip is there to create a little more separation between the pans. This can help minimize colors accidentally mixing between adjacent pans.

Extra Pans are Available

The new Portable Painter Micro has six half-pans that are standard size. This means that it will also hold most of the pans you already own. We offer a set of six extra half-pans and three full pans, for artists who wish to customize their color selections. The extra pans come complete with re-usable adhesive disks. *Please note that pans for the new Portable Painter Micro will not fit in the original Portable Painter Classic.

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