How Long Will My Gouache Last?

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What is the shelf life of gouache?

How Long Will My Gouache Last?

It is recommended that you purchase gouache in tubes. In tubes, gouache has an average shelf life of three to five years. Because of its evaporation issue, gouache isn't commonly found in anything other than tubes. There are some manufacturers who are attempting to put gouache in jars but evaporation is still a concern with these jars.



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