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Re: Tempera Paint

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Norman Brown (
Fri, 20 Sep 1996 14:18:40 -0400 (EDT)

Yes....a few drops of oil of clove will do the trick....has worked for
me....tempera does not have a great shelf life when it does not come in
powdered form....but at my age I'm not mixing powder paint any
more...even though I have the system down pat.....add hot water the
day before you need it....let set overnight....add more water the next
day and ready to go,,,,took forever for red and black paint to
mix....especially when you need it for 40 screaming kids.....
I also think that adding tap water adds to the quick deteriation of the

Norm Brown
On Thu, 19 Sep 1996, Teresa Tipton wrote:

> bleach - but you have to use small amounts, especially with kids using it
> - one capful to a gallon is the proportion
> Teresa Tipton
> On Wed, 18 Sep 1996, Kathleen McCrea wrote:
> > 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
> >