Tempera School Paint v Egg Tempera
Tempera school poster paint that is used in the classroom is a temporary paint. Temporary in that it is a temporary product. Designed to wash off can be washed from surfaces quickly and easily, even days and weeks after it has dried.
Making tempera paint ideal for educational use or where groups of young children are painting.
There has been a lot of confusion between traditional Egg Tempera and school tempera poster paint. Some parents that have children with allergies google Tempera Paint and find information on the internet about a paint called Egg Tempera Paint, and there the confusion starts.
Egg Tempera is one of the oldest mediums for fine art painting, dating back to Roman Egypt and used by most of the Great Masters of the Renaissance. It is made with egg yolk and is a permanent fast-drying paint. It is tough to find today as very few brands make it. One of the popular brand Daler-Rowney in the UK, does still make this for artists today. It is designed for artist use and not for school use. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempera
Common questions we get here at FAS from parents is, does the FAS Super Tempera paint contain eggs or wheat?
The answer is no.
School Tempera Poster Paint:
School Tempera is what you will see everywhere in schools today. It is the most popular daily used educational art paint in the world. More preschoolers and primary school children are painting with tempera in schools across the globe every day.
It is ‘normally’ a safe, non-toxic paint that is very colourful and quick drying. There are no eggs, clay or wheat in the formulation for this type of paint. It is made for kids to paint safely.
FAS Super Tempera paint dries quickly and lasts a long time. But the paint will eventually spoil. To prevent spoilage, close the lid tightly after use and avoid returning unused Super Tempera to its original container.
Here at FAS paints, we get all our paint independently tested to international school paint safety standards. When using any school paint, read the label to see what safety testing has been done.
Just saying not-toxic on the label is not good enough and means nothing.
It is recommended that you carefully read the labels or read the manufacturer’s MSDS (Medical Safety Data Sheet) to see the ingredients if you are concerned.
Super Tempera is a temporary paint. This paint will come alive again each time you rewet it. Use a very mild cleaning detergent appropriate for the carpet, do not use stain removers.
Super Tempera washes out of up to 98% of fabrics.
Some fabrics may retain light stains, so we recommend wearing appropriate protective or old clothing.
Finding a balance between a fine art paint consistency and super-rich colour can be difficult when there is a need for washability from clothing.
Soak garment, wash in warm water with detergent. Stain removers may be required to assist with removal or soaking overnight.
For paint that will Totally Wash from all clothing
see FAS Total Wash Paint.
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