Shelf-Life of Different Art Supplies
When buying Color Swell art supplies in bulk, you may find you do not use them as quickly as you imagined. What happens if you have paints, markers, or crayons for a year or more? In this blog post we will look at the shelf-lives of these products and make suggestions for best storage.
Colored pencils and even dry watercolors could last three or more years without degrading - or longer if left unopened. If not exposed to oxygen outside of their packaging they won’t degrade much. Sunlight can also degrade these items, so keep in a cool, dry cupboard in their original packaging. You will find that paper, if kept in the light, will also degrade over time but again if kept in a cupboard it should last many years.
MARKERS AND LIQUID PAINTS
Where it comes to markers, always ensure that the caps are secured tightly as they could otherwise be useless even after a few days with the cap off. Liquid paints are the same. As such, keeping them sealed will ensure a far longer shelf life than if they are left open.
Sunlight and high temperatures can affect the quality of these products over time too.
Made of wax and natural colorings, crayons can last many years in their original packaging. These are inert materials so (in theory) can be kept in good condition for many years.
KEEP MOST ART SUPPLIES IN A COOL, DRY PLACE
We suggest that you keep your Color Swell art supplies in a cool, dry place. That could be as simple as a drawer or a store cupboard - anywhere out of the sunlight.
Also, position the art supplies in the cupboard so the oldest items are used first.
Color Swell art supplies can last for a long time and multiple uses if stored and maintained properly. That's a lot of art projects!