For example to be filled, totally dried & cured and ready for customers, it takes 1 half pan 3-4 weeks to get to this final stage. Then a quality check is performed on each pan before being individually wrapped & labeled.
I overfill and pillow top the top of each pan ensuring you get the maximum amount of paint with close to zero air pockets. According to pigment, there may be tiny air bubbles, not pockets. This does not change the quality of the paint in any way. By filling them in layers, it reduces this risk & is the best way to avoid air pockets.
This is another reason why they are filled above the rim. If you do have an air pocket issue, please, message me directly on etsy with picture. Leaving it in the review isn't the best way to address and rectify any issues. Every watercolor comes in a half/quarter pan; usually 1.8oz/1oz. The way i fill them it will approximately yield 2.0oz/1.20oz.All watercolors are handmade & hand mulled by myself. Please keep in mind some pigments are thicker than others. This item is made of gum arabic and glycerine, water, clove oil.