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Reviving Old Paint


March 28, 2007

As an elementary art teacher, I am frequently moved to a new building. I inherit a collection of old tempera paint every time I move. To manage the paint, I purchased a quart sized freezer storage container for each color of paint and several old spoons. I pour old liquid paint into the storage container, sometimes cutting up the bottle to get the paint out. In the new container, I can easily stir out the lumps and add water and dish soap to reconstitute the paint. Powdered tempera is also easily prepared in the quart containers. Because the containers are square, the corners serve well as pouring spouts.

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