Your new Innie palette has great features. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of it:

  1. When you first open your new Palm Palette, you may notice what appear to be cracks along some of the edges of the palette surface and around the hinges, small amounts of grey overspray, and glue residue (some of which appears like "wine legs")—all of which are considered normal and a part of production. If there is any actual damage—please notify us right away.
  2. Handling your new Innie: Until you are use to handling the Innie, it helps to hold the palette from the open end side, and let it hang down while you open or close it. Then when you have it in the position you want, you can place it in or on your easel.
  3. Getting set up: The end facing you has no raised, black edge, and the end furthest away from you does have a raised edge. Make sure the palette is stable by placing the far edge so that it overhangs the far side of your easel, and center the hinges inside the main body of your easel.
  4. Before you start painting: We recommend that you first wipe down the palette surface lightly with turp or mineral spirits (once when new), to remove any slick surface residue, before applying paint. DO NOT USE SOLVENTS ON THE PAINTED, GRAY BACKSIDE.
  5. Applying paint: Make note of how and where the palette folds up, and place your paint so the easel does not touch the paint. If you will apply your paint while the Innie is still inside the easel with the covers open (see smaller illustration), then it is easier to determine where and where not to put your paint so that it can easily be folded up and stored inside when you are finished.
  6. After painting: Before folding the palette to store it inside your easel, scrap the center section with a palette knife and wipe it down with a paper towel or other cloth.
  7. When folding the palette for storage inside your easel, make sure to center it so that the side panels of your easel have room to close down around it on all sides.
  8. Additional considerations: Because the Innie has no lid, but utilizes your easel as a lid, it is important to consider whether or not any of the items that you store under your palette (like brushes or paint) can find their way up and into the open paint. If you think it can—it probably will—in which case it is recommended that you cover or bag those items to keep them where they belong.
  9. A word on extreme exposure: Acrylic has been used for years as a palette material without any major problems—in fact the palette that comes with your easel is acrylic! Our only caution is that whenever using anything other than oil paint, turp, or mineral spirits, it is recommended that you first test its effect on the palette with a small amount in an unimportant location on the palette.
  10. Palm Palettes are warranted against seam separation and breakage under normal use. If you experience any problem with your Palm Palette, we are here to help you resolve it—please give us a call.