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On Mon, 8 Jan 1996, Gina Booth wrote:
> Is it possible to refill used up elementary school watercolor pans with
> tube watercolors, or is that too expensive. What about refilling the tins
> with tempera paint, would that work? I'm especially thinking of yellow
> that runs out the fastes. My whole class is about out of yellow.
> Last year I refilled some pans with cheap not quite waterproof acrylic
> paints but they dried solid and waterproof(for once!).
> Another question, is it my imagination or has the student grade acrylic
> paint gotten really runny in the last five years? My high school students
> used to keep paint in 35mm paint cannisters and the old paints I still
> have in gallonjugs are fine, but all the new ones I've ordered in the
> last two or three years are quite runny, in fact, if the students 35 mm
> cannister jar tips over
> it all runs out. I have turned all my acrylic lessons into watercolor
> lessons as that is about the consistancy of the paint, like egg whites.
> This years batch of gallon jar of acrylic paint was even thinner. My seventh
> graders do
> printing with foam rollers on styrofoam and the paint this year was so
> thin we just had to throw out the prints and get out a little bit of old
> paint squeezed from the last of my gallon jars from several years ago. I
> guess I'll just have to start ordering a higher grade of acrylic paint.
> I like to order my acrylics in gallon jugs. I do not want to identify the
> company as I do like everything else they have and all of their help.