Best Studio Practices: Oil Paints

Solvent storage and brush cleaning containers

Solvents should be stored out of reach of children. We recommend not pouring solvents into Mason jars, coffee cups, water bottles, plastic Solo cups, or any beverage container.

In our own studios, we have found that metal solvent containers with “clip-on” lids, as well as wide glass jars with screw-on lids work best. Both include basins to allow pigments to settle on the bottom for re-use of solvent and can't be easily mistaken for water cups. Secure lids also help prevent spills and solvent evaporation.

We highly recommend labeling all containers that contain solvent. Click here to download printable Gamsol labels to use in your studio.

*Images and description from Gamblin Artist Colors

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