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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 a mess.
  7. 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 sleeve.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.