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 plastic half pans/ 3 plastic full pans/ 8 mini pans

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

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

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

Huge 7.25" x 5.25" x 1"
holds approx. 60 plastic half pans, 36 full 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

2-4 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 don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

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

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Exactly what I wanted for a spring water watercolor palette tin revamp ... two sizes ... I love the fact that I can see through the larger size so I can store a lot of my convenience and mixed colors and some colors I swap out of my primary palette seasonally (aka NOW LOL) anybody who understands watercolor and loving handmade and other watercolor understands my process (plight;) anyway I love the square tin for my “main” pigments and the transparent top on large size is great bc i want to consolidate a couple little tins on my desk that makes me crazy! Thanks for offering these and next time I’m in the market to buy some handmade beans I’d love to be on your list thank you so much 😊

Love love love it!!!! 𝒯𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓀 𝓎𝑜𝓊 for the prompt shipping!!! 🤗

Exactly as advertised. Super prompt. Thanks again!

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