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Painter's Pyramid FAQ & Tips

Arts & Crafts

Q. How many Painter’s Pyramids® do I need for any given project?

A. You will need at least 3 pyramids to properly support your work. Depending on the size of the project, four or more may be required. Painter’s Pyramids work well with small and large projects. Larger projects or unusually shaped projects will generally require more Painter’s Pyramids in order to keep the project stable.

Q. My child and I enjoy doing craft projects together. Are Painter’s Pyramids safe to use with a child?

A. Yes, Painter’s Pyramids are very durable and are made with lead-free materials so they are safe to use with a child.

Q. Do I need to use new Painter’s Pyramids with each new project?

A. No. Painter’s Pyramids can be cleaned and reused multiple times. They are also stackable for easy storage.

Q. Can I use the Painter’s Pyramid with glue? 

A. It depends. The Painter’s Pyramid works well with many common adhesives used in arts and crafts such as glue sticks, craft glue, decoupage, paper-mâché, wood glue and tacky glue. The Painter’s Pyramid will adhere to glues that are specially designed to adhere to plastic.

Q. How durable is the Painter’s Pyramid?

A. Under normal conditions, the Painter’s Pyramid is extremely durable. It is built to work with all types of paints solvents and stains and can also hold projects up to 200 pounds. With proper care, it may be used over multiple projects.

Q. Can I use the Painter’s Pyramid with my major do it yourself and finishing projects such as
  refinishing a door?

A. Yes! The Painter’s Pyramid works with all kinds of paints, stains, varnishes, solvents and wood strippers. In addition, they can hold up to 200 pounds for larger do it yourself projects and the holes allow you to easily attach them to saw horses.

Q. Will my strong solvents damage the Painter’s Pyramid?

A. No. The Painter’s Pyramid is made out of a plastic that will withstand most common solvents and chemicals used in arts and crafts, decorative arts, and woodworking.


Helpful Tips

Tip: Try using the hole of the Painter’s Pyramid as a brush holder to prop your wet brush up off the work surface.

Tip: “Using them with an item on a Lazy Susan is an ideal situation because you can work on all sides of the project while turning it.”
– Fran Tittle, Dayton OH

Tip: “When I use them to paint in water color I can stack up two or three at one end to give the paper an angle to help the paint flow downward.”
– Marlene Teter, Corona CA

Home Improvement

Q. How long do I have to wait for the paint to dry before I finish and install my painted shelf?

A. When utilizing the Painter’s Pyramid®, you do not need to wait for the paint to dry before completing your project. It is recommended you paint the top surface of an object, turn it over on the pyramids and then paint all remaining surfaces. This cuts drying time (and clean up!) in half. It is advised that you wait the manufacturer’s recommended drying time before installing your shelf.

Q. How durable is the Painter’s Pyramid?

A. Under normal conditions, the Painter’s Pyramid is extremely durable. It is built to work with all types of paints and stains and can hold up to 200 pounds. With proper care, it may be used over multiple projects.

Q. How do I attach the Painter’s Pyramid to my sawhorse?

A. The easiest way to attach the Painter’s Pyramid to a sawhorse is to pass a Velcro strap through the hole of the Painter’s Pyramid and attach it to the sawhorse.

Q. Will my super-strength wood stripper damage the Painter’s Pyramid?

A. No. The Painter’s Pyramid is made out of a plastic that will withstand most common solvents and chemicals used in home improvement projects.

Q. Can I use the Painter’s Pyramid® with glue?

A. It depends. The Painter’s Pyramid works well with wood glue and many other common adhesives. The Painter’s Pyramid does NOT work well with glues that are specifically designed to adhere to plastic.

Q. Can I use the Painter’s Pyramid® with my decorative arts, craft or hobby projects?

A. Yes! Craftsmen, artists and hobbyists have found that the Painter’s Pyramid works well holding up canvases, artwork and various pieces of pottery. The versatility of the Painter’s Pyramid shines through as many enjoy using the hole in the Painter’s Pyramid as a paint brush holder.

Q. How many Painter’s Pyramids® do I need to use for a project?

A. It is recommended that at least four are used in order to properly balance the project. Larger projects will require more Painter’s Pyramids in order to keep the project stable.

Q. Will my stain and varnish stick to the Painter’s Pyramid?

A. The specially formulated, high-density plastic creates a nonstick surface, that works well with all kinds of paint, stain and varnish, so you can place the wet side of your painted projects on the pyramids. This allows you to continue working on your project without having to wait for the stain to dry or worrying about contaminants sticking to the underside of your project

Q. Do I need to use new Painter’s Pyramids with each new project?

A. No. Painter’s Pyramids can be cleaned and reused multiple times. They are also stackable for easy storage

Helpful Tips

“The Painter’s Pyramid is excellent for cutting 4 by 8 sheets of material without assistance from another worker.
– Brenda Hanna, Spartanburg, SC

Woodworking

Q. What type of woodworking projects can benefit from the Painter’s Pyramid®? A. Any type of project that could benefit from the stabilization of the Painter’s Pyramids. It works especially well with staining, refinishing and stripping.

Q. Will my stain and varnish stick to the Painter’s Pyramid?

A. The paint resistant plastic creates a nonstick surface, that works well with all kinds of paint, stain and varnish, so you can place the wet side of your painted projects on the pyramids. This allows you to continue working on your project without having to wait for the stain to dry or worrying about contaminants sticking to the underside of your project.

Q. How do I attach the Painter’s Pyramid® to my sawhorse?

A. The easiest way to attach the Painter’s Pyramid to a sawhorse is to pass a Velcro strap through the hole of the Painter’s Pyramid and attach it to the sawhorse.

Q. Will my super-strength wood stripper damage the Painter’s Pyramid?

A. No. The Painter’s Pyramid is made out of a plastic that will withstand any common solvents and chemicals used in woodworking.

Q. How many Painter’s Pyramids do I need to use for a project?

A. We recommend that at least three are used in order to properly balance the project. Larger projects will require more Painter’s Pyramids in order to keep the project stable.

Q. Can I use the Painter’s Pyramid with my decorative arts, craft or hobby projects?

A. Yes! Craftsmen, artists and hobbyists have found that the Painter’s Pyramid works well holding up canvases, artwork and various pieces of pottery. The versatility of the Painter’s Pyramid shines through as many enjoy using the hole in the Painter’s Pyramid as a paint brush holder.

Q. Can I use the Painter’s Pyramid with glue?

A. It depends. The Painter’s Pyramid works well with wood glue and many other common adhesives used in woodworking. The Painter’s Pyramid does NOT work well with super glue, crazy glue, or other glues that are designed to adhere to plastic.

Q. How durable is the Painter’s Pyramid?

A. Under normal conditions, the Painter’s Pyramid is extremely durable. It is built to work with all types of paints and stains and can hold up to 200 pounds. With proper care, it may be used over multiple projects.

Q. Do I need to use new Painter’s Pyramids with each new project?

A. No. Painter’s Pyramids can be cleaned and reused multiple times. They are also stackable for easy storage

Helpful Tips

“The Painter’s Pyramid is excellent for cutting 4 by 8 sheets of material without assistance from another worker."
– Brenda Hanna, Spartanburg, SC
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