Tempera paint is the go-to option for young artists as it is easier to clean off of palettes and brushes than traditional acrylic paint. The Sax Versatemp tempera paint lineup offers versatility and variety, making it a great choice for many art pieces and classroom crafts. The three specially-formulated Sax Versatemp temperas include the original Versatemp, Versatemp Washable, and Versatemp Premium. Which Versatemp paint is right for your project?
What is Sax Versatemp Liquid Tempera Paint?
Tempera paint is the standard choice for most young artists and classroom projects because it is more easily washed out of clothes and off skin, and also adheres well to paper. Sax has created three specially-formulated tempera paints that are heavy-bodied, fast-drying, and non-toxic.
Choosing the Best Versatemp Paint for Your Project
Depending on the intended outcome of your art project, you may choose to use a different Versatemp tempera. All three temperas require no shaking, dry matte without cracking or chipping, and are available in pints, quarts, gallons, and assorted color sets.
Other benefits and features of Sax Tempera Paint:
- Rich, bright, intense colors
- Acrylic based properties
- Excellent mixing properties
- Multiple cycle freeze/thaw stable
- Does not separate
The original Versatemp formula is versatile, bright, and adheres to most surfaces including glass, and plastic. This formula offers the largest variety of color options and is the recommended option for most projects.
For high-volume classroom projects that involve the most potential for a mess, the Versatemp Washable tempera is suggested. This option is slightly less opaque than the original Versatemp or the Versatemp Premium, but still offers a variety of vibrant colors and is thicker than most washable temperas. Easy clean-up with soap and water means Versatemp Washable will come off skin and most clothes.
Versatemp Premium temperas are the most pigmented and are an excellent choice for sign making, set design, and backdrops. This especially heavy-bodied paint is intended for fine artists, and like the original formula, will adhere to most surfaces including glass and plastic.
Other Versatemp Tempera Paint Colors
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If you’re thinking of trying a new formula of the Sax Versatemp temperas, check out these other Sax paints, tools, supplies, and products. The large line of classroom and fine art supplies offer the quality and affordable pricing that educators need to stretch their budget.
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