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Paint is great, packaging is awkward
on May 31, 2011
First thing to know, these are very small two-ounce bottles. The price is right, but imagine how difficult it is to get the paint out of little tiny bottles. If they had a squeeze top, that'd help immmensely. But there's no clean or easy way to distribute the paint out of these containers.
I ended up using a tiny spoon to scoop out a glob of paint on to a paper plate. The colors are gorgeous, that's for sure! They also seemed to last a long time during play-thick enough not to spread but thin enough to be used extensively. My son had alot of fun, and the final product had a bit of texture to it that made it look nice framed (yes, I framed it...it looked like modern abstract art).
As far as the reviewer who complained about the staining on a white shirt...even with washable paints there's a chance that the paint won't come out all the way. It warns you of this on the label. Obviously, if something is of value, you're not going to have your kid paint in it. I just put one of my husband's old shirts over my son's shirt and that works fine as a smock. If he's wearing something really nice, I remove it and the risk entirely.
The paint washes off hands and brushes very easily.