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Re: Tempera Paint

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Ckart (
Thu, 19 Sep 1996 11:03:49 -0600

>Does anyone know whether or not anything can be done to kill the smell
>in liquid tempera paint which has been sitting around a while. We have
>a bunch of it that still works fine for painting, but the odor is
>atrocious. Any remedies would be appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Kay McCrea
> Wichita High School South
> kwmccrea


Got this from one of my old curriculum guides:

"If tempera has a tendency to spoil or have an odor, the following
preservatives may be added: oil of wintergreen, oil of cloves, benzoate of
soda, bath salts, formaldehyde (??!!), table salt, soap or cleanser such as
409, alcohol."