Plastic Palette considered to be one of the best artist palettes for Acrylic Painting. The reason is that the plastic these palettes are made from is extra-durable, thick, high-impact and easy to clean.
Some of these palettes are designed especially for acrylic paint and help to improve fast-drying characteristics of this paint. Another important advantage is that plastic palette is pretty safe to use, as it has no sharp edges, it won't break or crack if you accidentally drop it. Last but not least - they are pretty affordable and come in a variety of shapes, designs, and sizes.
Covered Plastic Palette
The biggest thing about acrylic paints is that without adding retarding medium they dry pretty fast. Which is why Covered Palette consists of two parts: palette tray and a tight-fitting lid. It keeps paint moist and workable between sessions (however, it will not keep the moist in forever).
Sta-Wet Plastic Palette
The Sta-Wet Palette is a covered palette (it has a lid), and it's a great option for acrylic painting. It will help save you paint, money, and time by preserving the freshness of paint, both while you are painting and between painting sessions.
Paints will stay moist on the open palette for hours. Once the lid is closed, the paints will stay in workable condition even for days.
These plastic palettes come with a tray, lid, sponge (the fundamental component), and usually palette paper sheets. Moisten the sponge and lay it inside the tray, then place the paper on top. Done!
This way, if you mixed your paint and suddenly need to go away for a few hours, or maybe you just prefer to work slowly - your paints will not be dried on this palette for a while. Downside: need to buy new palette paper sheets. This Sta-Wet Palette is available from Masterson.
Peel-Off Plastic Palette
If you ever tried to clean dried acrylic paint off, you would appreciate the advantages of the Peel-off Palette! It's high-impact, non-porous plastic construction makes it particularly suitable for acrylics.
Dried paint peels away almost like magic, providing you with a clean, fresh palette for every painting session. No more scrubbing! Some peel-off palettes also come with an air-tight lid. Downside: you need to wait until the paint is completely dry to peel it off.
Check out this sectional Martin Universal Mijello Fredi Weber Peel Tray Palette.
Plastic Paint Tray
This one can be either in the traditional palette shape with the thumb hole or just a rectangular shape. Plastic palette trays come with several mixing wells and with or without a surface for mixing.
It's perfect for soft body, fluid, high flow paint, and inks. If this sounds interesting, check out Fun Express Paint Palette.
Clear/White Acrylic Palette
Clear or white acrylic Palette is made of thick acrylic plastic. The edges are smoothly finished with a comfortable grip. The shape may vary, but generally, it's designed to look just like the traditional wooden one with the curved shape and hole for your thumb.
I highly recommend all acrylic painting lovers to give good quality plastic palette a try! Out of all mentioned above, I like Masterson Sta-Wet and Mijello Fredi Weber Peel-off Palette the most, although my all time favorite is not on this list, because it's a glass palette. If you want to know more about it and other types of Artist's Palette, check out this page - Paint Palette - Guide - Types and Differences.
Let me know if you have any questions! 🙂