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Blick Essentials Tempera is a fine-quality, economical tempera for the younger artist. Brilliant and rich, it cleans up easily with soap and water.
Our bright, bold colors offer endless blending possibilities. Try the fluorescent tempera colors to make artwork pop and the metallic tempera colors to make artwork glow.
Formulated with safety in mind, Blick Essentials Tempera is non-toxic and contains no latex, dairy, casein, soy, egg, gluten, peanuts, or tree nuts. It is made in the USA.
Storage tip — All tempera paints contain organic compounds that make them safe to use, even if ingested, but this also means they eventually will spoil. To prevent spoilage, Blick recommends that you close the lid tightly after use and avoid returning unused liquid tempera to its original container after exposure to air. Always store tempera paints in their original containers, in a cool, dry place.
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lasts a long time
from unionville tn
Comments about Blick Essentials Tempera:
great paint and lasts a long time
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Art Teacher at Home
I use this tempera for teaching my home-school art students about color mixing. It has excellent thickness and color quality. The coverage is great! I will continue to use this product.
My students love the rich color
from Lodi, ca
I teach preschool and bottled washable tempera has become so watered down in the school supply catalogs they dry just terribly. Now I add Essential Tempera, or use it full strength and the colors are beautiful. A little goes a lot way.
I used this paint on black posters. It is thick and coverage is good. It really glows under a blacklight!
Great for kids
from Tallahassee, FL
I use this tempera in summer art classes for kids. It is economical with excellent results. Kids love it. It is a staple in my classes.
from Chicago, Il
Easy to pour
from Laurel, MS
I bought these gallons of tempera for my Art I class to use (along with the lockable pumps) because I have so many students and it's just easier to have such a large amount of paint at our fingertips. The students and I love the paint and it's at a great low price! (The only thing my students have complained about is the smell, which is potent--but it's a downside I'm willing to take for such a great product!)
Quality temperas for student projects
By CeeMor art teacher
from Crystal Lake, IL
These are fantastic, bright, bold and thick tempera paints for elementary/jr high projects. I have been using these temperas for years and the projects hold up over time. The colors stay bright and don't crack over time. These are the only temperas I will use.
By Art teacher lady
from New york
My issue with this paint is that it doesn't cover well. I absolutely love Blick student tempera paint!!! Covers amazing so maybe because it's metallic it covers less??
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with these paints. As Blick's most affordable tempera, the Essentials line does offer less covering power than the Student and Premium. For greater opacity, even with the metallics, we would encourage you to consider the metallics in the Premium line. If you ever have questions about the differences between the tempera products we offer, please know that our Product Information Team is here to help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email email@example.com.
Reliable, and as their old motto stated they, "Ship quick".
By Retired Teacher
from Scottsdale, Arizona
I have ordered from this company for over thirty years as a High School Art Teacher in Illinois. They are wonderful to work with, and the inventory introduces new products available for artists on a regular basis.
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