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RE: Tempera Paint


From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Nov 30 2001 - 11:05:47 PST

How can you tell which tempera paint is (or is not) corn based.

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From: Rebecca Stone-Danahy []
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 8:52 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: Tempera Paint


 . .. . It turns out that the pressure in the bottle was so great that
the bottles had gotten pin size holes in them and the paint was spraying
out. I was covered! I called my art supply company and was told that
the FDA came out with new guidelines a few years prior stating that the
paint companies could not put as many preservatives into the tempera

As a rule of thumb now, I never clean out old paint bottles to reuse AND
I don't buy corn based tempera!!