So many things come in tubes—sunscreen, toothpaste, condiments, moisturizers, and of course, almost every kind of oil and acrylic paint. The problem? It’s a pain to get everything OUT of the tube.
In fact, most of the time with artist paint tubes (typically made of metal) you can’t!
That’s where today’s fantastic studio tool comes in handy. . . the Big Squeeze is the perfect solution for artists who want to save money and make sure they’re getting the last drop of paint. Even better, it was originally created and funded on Kickstarter, for artists, by artists—and now you can find it at some of the biggest art stores nationwide!
How does it work, you ask? A single picture says it all:
Basically the Big Squeeze is a solid, hand-held device that crimps and flattens any tube (up to 3 inches wide) so that you’re able to get everything inside the tube, out. All you have to do us turn the crank and it does the work for you.
According to the creators “. . . even children or adults with arthritis can easily use the Big Squeeze.” With the amount of products that come in tubes, it’s really a great tool for anyone, but I can’t imagine a single artist studio that couldn’t make use of it.
Early-bird funders on Kickstarter were able to choose from a variety of colors, like Lime Green, Indigo Blue, Bright Orange, and Hot Pink, but now you’ll most likely find it in basic blue.
Want one for your studio? Just visit your local art store to see if they have it in stock, or get it here online.
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