My 5 Favorite Acrylic Paint Pouring Paint Mixing Storage Containers I Use

Top 2 Containers I Use In Acrylic Paint Pouring 2 Desert Hippie Arts

Working with acrylic paint can be fun but it can be a little frustrating to find containers to use to the store paints in. When you are prepping for a project and you have mixed your paint, what are you going to store your paints in? 

It is best to be prepared when painting so that you are spending your time having fun and now worrying about the details. This is where I can help.

I have searched the internet for ideas and many of those ideas I wish I did not try. I ended up wasting my time and money instead of having fun painting. Here is a list of tried and true containers that I use every day in my art studio. What containers do you like to use? Let me know

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1. Jump on the Mason Jar wave!

There is a good reason why Mason Jars are all the rave with DIYers, hobbyists, and crafters. These jars are durable, easy to clean, leak-proof, and affordable. They come in a variety of sizes and they can be purchased online, in grocery stores, in dollar stores, in hardware stores, and in craft stores.

Using these jars makes finding your mixed paint color real easy with the see-through glass but be mindful of storing for long periods of time. The paint will dry the lid shut making it real hard to open if stored too long without opening.

2. Condiment Sqeeze Containers

Ketchup and mustard move over! 

These multipurpose containers are perfect to store your mixed acrylic paint. The pointed nozzle is perfect to create lines in your art and to apply the paint in smaller, more specific places.

FILL THEM UP & WASH THEM EFFORTLESSLY! These containers are easy to clean with mild dish soap and warm water. I also use a bottle brush to help clean the bottom of the bottle.

TIP: Put a marble in your container to help mix your paint before you use it. The marble helps to move the paint around. 

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3. Plastic Portion Cups with Lids

These cups are wonderful to use to store paint. They stack very well and they are available in 1 oz.-5.5oz.

AIRTIGHT SHUT: Airtight lids that snap shut to ensure secure lid seal and no leaks at all which makes these perfect for travel. Mix your paints and then bring them to a friends house for a wine and paint party!

4. 8 Oz Clear Plastic Cups

I love these plastic cups! They are easy to clean and are readily available in bulk quantities. 

The only disadvantage to using these cups to store mixed paint is that they do not come with lids. I use Press’N Seal wrap as a lid. This wrap creates an airtight seal that I love and I can cut the wrap to size. The disadvantage to this is that the cups can not be stacked when storing.

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5. Yogurt Cups

I love Yogurt! Using these cups is a great way to recycle. 

After these cups are cleaned you can store your mixed paint in them and then seal them with the Press’N Seal wrap for an air-tight lid.

TIP: You can even use these cups as canvas holders/feet during your pour!

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