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Derivan Challenge


"Derivan Challenge meets all government and regulatory requirements for toxicity levels. An excellent vehicle to introduce young children to the world of art and painting: safe to use, and easy to clean up after use."

Derivan Challenge is a general all-purpose water-based paint.



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Pure colours are easily intermixable to achieve bright secondary colours. Challenge has all the versatility of an acrylic paint at a very economical price. It is highly suitable for general use in art education where a low-priced, trouble-free paint is desired.

Derivan Challenge is available in easy to use 500 ml bottles and a convenient 2 litre recyclable Eco-Pak soft pouch.

Derivan Challenge can be made waterproof by the addition of Derivan Polymer Gloss Varnish (water-based).

Derivan Challenge will not crack or peel and may be intermixed to produce bright secondary and tertiary colours.


This product conforms to Australian Standard AS 8124.7-2003, Safety of toys Part 7 – Finger paints, (as required by Trade Practices Act 1974 - Consumer Protection Notice No. 1 of 2009 - Consumer Product Safety Standard: Lead and Certain Elements in Children's Toys) and EN71 part 1 and 3.






Derivan Challenge has been formulated as a safe, non-toxic paint to be used by children for painting, block and potato prints, mono prints, silk screen printing and as a general art education paint. Derivan Challenge can be painted on most porous surfaces including card, cardboard, paper and canvas.


Colour Mixing

All the colours may be intermixed to form bright secondary and tertiary colours.


Wash all utensils, brushes and hands with soap and water to clean up.

Removing Paint Stains

Derivan Challenge is formulated to be easily removed from clothing. However, old clothing should be worn as some fabrics may stain. Derivan Challenge is formulated using pigments rather than dyes as dyes tend to stain much more readily.

Wet Stains: Place stained area of garment under a tap of cold running water, holding balance of garment above the stain so that the colour does not spread. After removing the surplus paint, place wet garment on a towel and rub ordinary household soap into the stain working the heavily soaped wet cloth area between your fingers in a rolling action using the thumb and forefinger of each hand on either side of the stain. Do not rub the stain directly.

Wash the area under cold water and repeat procedure 2 or 3 times till all colouring is removed. Dry out wet garment by wrapping in a towel and twisting to remove excess moisture.

Dried Stains: Prepare a bucket or sink with lukewarm water, using plenty of household or laundry soap. Immerse the garment and let it soak for 15 minutes to wet out properly. Challenge product family

With the thumb and forefinger of each hand, slowly work the stain in a rolling action thereby releasing the paint and colour into the soapy water. Change the water as necessary and repeat washing action. DO NOT USE HOT WATER. Some stubborn stains may need to be soaked overnight. Derivan children's paints are formulated so that they will swell up and release when submerged in soapy water. Other methods of cleaning will generally only act to drive the stain in deeper. Do not boil, dry clean or use chemical solvents or thinners. Do not iron over a stain. Do not machine wash. Keep stained garments separate from other washing.

Methods of avoiding staining: Whenever possible, use cheap disposable plastic aprons or old clothing.

Try to use only those paint products that are specially formulated by the manufacturers for use by children (such as Derivan Kindergarten and Challenge)

Ration out the paint in small portions to the children rather than have whole bottles knocked over or spilt.

If clothes do get paint on them, try to get the paint out as described above while it is still wet. It is much easier to remove wet paint than paint that has dried.


Derivan Challenge should be kept in a cool dark place with the lid securely fastened. To avoid contamination, do not place dirty brushes in the bottle. Simply pour paint into a separate container as required. Stored in the correct conditions and without introduced contamination, Derivan Challenge should keep for several years.