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the absolute best tempera paint....

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Bunki Kramer (
Tue, 6 Apr 1999 15:25:02 -0700 (PDT)

>>I have a materials question. What is the best type of tempera paint? The
>>Crayola paint we have been using is easy to use, but the quality is uneven.
>>Any suggestions?
>The best tempera paint that I have found is SAX Tru Color. I buy it in the
>gallon jugs and keep it out for the students to use. It never clogs the
>pump like the other tempera brands do. It's thick and my students love it.
>Carolyn Roberts

I agree also with SAX True Color. After trying for years to find just the
right tempera paint that has the truest blue and red (forget Crayola), one
that mixes to purple almost perfectly (skip Artista), one that's not too
thick (don't bother with Jazz), one that comes in gallons with pumps but
the pumps don't stick (again forget Jazz), one you don't have to add water
to smooth it out into a normal consistency, not too watery and the mice
won't eat (avoid Prang), I discovered SAX's own namebrand...True Color.
It's also cheaper than all the rest!!!! What more could you ask?! I can
leave the gallons with pumps out all year on the paint stand and it doesn't
drip or clog. It's the cleanest way for kids to paint and you can get diff.
size puddles of paint on the palette depending on your 1/4, 1/3, 1/2
squeeze of the pump. I place the gallons on a Target/KMart type of plastic
(with flannel underneath) tablecloth and ANY kind of tempera that falls on
the cloth can be easily brushed with a fingernail and flaked off. No need
to wash the cloth. This saves me tons of cleanup time.

I've done alot more painting projects with my kids in the last four years
because I like this paint so much. Toodles.........

Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526

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