Empty Tins


Use these tins to store and organize your pans of paint. We offer empty tins of varying sizes, all with hinged lids and nice surfaces for mixing. Each tin comes with a Ruby Mountain sticker to add to your tin if you'd like.

We offer tins in multiple sizes:

approx. 2" x 2.5" x .75"
Holds 6 half pans or 3 full pans

approx. 3.5" x 2.25 x .75"
holds 15 half pans or 7 full pans or 6 bottle caps

Large (square)
approx. 3.5" 3.5" x 1"
holds approx. 25 half pans or 10 full pans or 9 bottle caps

Extra Large (with a window top)
approx. 5.5" x 3.5" x 1"
holds approx. 30 plastic half pans or 12 full pans or 12 bottle caps

Huge 7.25" x 5.25" x 1"
holds approx. 60 half pans or 24 metal half pans. This one is great for storing a variety of pan sizes!

Ruby Mountain Paint Company specializes in micro-batch, handmade watercolors using pigments sourced from around the world. Our paints are always non-toxic, lovingly hand poured into whole pans, half pans, or bottle caps. These are not commercially made paints squeezed into pans, but carefully made high quality watercolors for all types of artists. Each color is made from pure, artist-grade pigments and our own all natural binder formula, which includes gum arabic, local honey, and a time-honored, clove oil preservative. Each pigment is mulled by hand until it is the proper, luscious consistency. Each pan is poured once, slowly cured, then topped off so that the pans are as full as possible.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

Ruby Mountain Paint Co. does not share customer information with anyone. Customer information we collect and use is solely to process your order.

Just what I expected! Roomy enough for this beginning watercolorist's half pans!

I love the tins and watercolors

High quality metal box. Thanks for the superb customer service, rapid delivery and communications.

Very good small metal box for holding it's.related to any project. Thanks for the rapid delivery, good customer service, and communications!

Great for holding small items for any type of project. Rapid delivery along with good customer service and communications.

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