palette has great features. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out
- The lid or cover
of the Outie is attached with
two Velcro tabs. Once it is removed it can be used as a tray to keep
brushes, etc. The end that faces the label (the end that faces you while
you paint) has two stoppers closest
to the edge, while the other end has two stoppers slightly farther from
the edge. There is also a label on the under side of the lid to help you
match that end up with the end of the palette that also has a label. If
the lid overhangs the palette, you have it on backwards.
- 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.
- Handling your new
Outie: Until you are use to
handling the Outie, it helps to hold the palette on the end that contains
the label, 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 on your easel.
- Getting set up:
The end facing you has no raised, black edge, and the end furthest away
from you does have a raised edge. Place the palette so that the front and
back black edges hang over your easel, and position the right and left
sides inside the outside rim of your easel.
- 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.
- Applying paint:
Make note of how and where the palette folds up, and place your paint so
it does not touch the lid, etc. The easiest way to accomplish this, is to
set your Outie on top of your easel, and put the paint on the two side
sections while it is still folded up. Then when you unfold it the paint is
already where it belongs and will easily fold back up later without making
- After painting:
Before folding the palette for packing or storage, scrap the center
section with a palette knife and wipe it down with a paper towel or other
cloth, as that surface will be on the outside when folded up. If you will
be putting your Outie with things you do not want to get paint on, we
recommend you slide it into a plastic bag or other type of protective
- 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.
- 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.