New Wave : Easy Lift Palette

APNW303

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RRP £18.95

Price £15.20

The New Wave Easy Lift palette is easy to hold and easy to clean. The New Wave unique three point design distributes the palette weight between the hand, rear forearm, and torso providing maximum balance and comfort. This significantly reduces stress on muscles and tendons in the hand, wrist, arm and shoulder.

This peelable artist palette is ideal for acrylic paints and versatile enough for oils. Dried acrylic paints simply peel away, while oil paints are easily removed with solvents. The Easy Lift comes with a flexible silicone thumb ring that is interchangeable for right and left handed painters, providing an unmatched level of comfort. At 11"x16" this palette is easily transportable and extremely lightweight.

Details:

  • Universal fit for all body types
  • Extremely Lightweight
Dimensions: 11 x 16 x 0.13 inches or 27.9 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm
Weight: 0.69lbs or 0.31kg

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New Wave Easy Lift Peelable Artist Palette

SKU APNW303
Weight 0.3120
To use with Oil, Acrylic
Quality Excellent
Palette Type Rectangle, Plastic
Review by John
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Does not perform as described
The video for this palette shows a little amount of acrylic paint being peeled off. It must have been very carefully set up and filmed as in practice it DOES NOT happen. It took 10 minutes of the usual hard work to get paint off under a running tap and using a non-scratch kitchen sponge. Acrylic painters will know that hot water is the best aid to removing paint, but this palette started to distort very quickly. I had to hold it straight and put under cold water to rectify. Porcelain or melamine palettes are so much better. I am really disappointed and feel conned to be honest. (Posted on 24/01/2017)
Review by Feefo
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Love the product hard to find elsewhere. (Posted on 21/09/2016)
Review by Ade Turner
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After years of working in oils and alkyds over the past year I've made the transition to acrylics. This change of medium has meant a change in work practice. With oils I was used to working off a wooden palette and cleaning it at the end of a session. However the 'stick and stay put' nature of acrylics soon put paid to this. After experimenting, unsuccessfully, with various palette surfaces I switched exclusively to the disposable varieties. But then I saw this New Wave palette which, to be honest, sounded too good to be true. Disposable palettes are good, but I prefer to work off a solid surface, so I had to give it a shot. Visually the New Wave's signature shape is interesting, offering three points of support. However having played around with the recommended position, perversely I found it more comfortable to hold the palette lengthways. I have to say though that this is a personal preference and not down to any design flaw.As expected wet paint wipes very easily from the palette, so for a sterner trial I deliberately allowed my acrylics to dry solid for a over a week. Previous experience with other plastic palettes suggested this might render the paint completely immovable. Picking at the larger blobs resulted in sheets of paint being lifted off, which was an encouraging start. Things became more awkward as the chunks gave way to thin glazes of paint. With my short nails I found it difficult to get things started; some aid was required. I knew that anything metal would scratch the surface and first tried a plastic scraper (pinched from our freezer). This worked, but left scuff marks on the palette surface. By trial and error I found stiff card worked very well without leaving any obvious marks. An off cut from a pack of batteries held at a shallow angle quickly cleared half of the palette.For the remaining paint I wanted to test whether water would make things easier. As I used fairly hot water I was relieved when the palette didn't show any signs of bowing or distortion. With a little detergent the hardened paint film sloughed cleanly away from the surface, encouraged by a soft nailbrush as a gentle 'persuader'.Besides being relatively easy to remove hardened paint, it was also interesting to see that the white plastic hadn't been stained, remaining bright white. Long term it will be interesting to see if accumulated scuffs in the surface will lead to a stronger bond with the paint, but so far I'm very pleased; the palette lives up to it's description and is a welcome addition to my acrylic kit. (Posted on 20/08/2015)

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