Poster paint

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An inexpensive, opaque paint with a water-soluble binder. Poster paints originally contained Casein as a binder but most currently available paints contain Gum or Glue binders. The non-toxic, washable paint is typically used for posters and children's projects.

Synonyms and Related Terms

poster color; poster colour (Br.); show-card color

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998