Making your own paints can be a rewarding experience. You must remember, however, that you are dealing with materials that may be harmful if not handled with care. It must not be assumed that the absence of a health warning indicates that a material is safe. All dusts can be harmful if inhaled and persistent exposure to them will at least cause irritation and possible harm to you. There is an increasing amount of information available as to the dangers of powdered pigments, but the safest way is to treat all materials as potentially harmful.

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