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Re: rotting supplies

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Maahmaah (Maahmaah)
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 21:57:17 EDT

In a message dated 98-04-23 21:24:37 EDT, you write:

<< I had a similar problem, but not with ink, with tempera, come to think of
it it was black termpera,as I opened the plastic bottle it sort of popped,
and a horrible sulfur smell came out and permeated the room for quite a
while, even with windows open. Wonder if anyone knows what happened. >>

Isn't that that most awful smell???!!!! And it just hangs in the air for such
a long time too. That has happened to me--the paint was old (but not that
old!) and was rotting. I never knew paint rotted, I always thought it just
dried out! Now, whenever I know paint is going to sit for a long time I add
alum to it. It is a wonderful preservative.