Marbling Paints

  • Acrylic Paints for Western Marbling Art.
  • Formulated to give optimum spread on a Marbling Gel Bath.
  • For the marbling of paper, fabric and porous surfaces.
  • Low VOC, Formaldehyde free

See our wonderful 2 page "Beginner Guide to Marbling" in the technical section of this website.
Perfect for the marbling of paper, most fabrics and other porous surfaces.
If you are a Marbler you will know the importance of using good quality acrylics that give repeatable spread results and that are compatible with each other with similar push and spread properties.
These acrylic paints have been surfactant optimised for marbling. Usually you will not need to add surfactant to our paints and should dilute as follows: 2 parts water to 1 part paint. For smaller marbling baths you can dilute with 1 part water to 1 part paint.
We developed our paints for marbling in partnership with Larissa Don, one of the world's leading Marblers. She tested and we adjusted the formulations until she was happy and also supplies our paints to her customers. Larissa also uses and supplies the same Marbling Gel Powder and Marbling Fixative Powder that we supply. If you need professional marbled apparel contact Larissa at: or send her a What's App: +27 73 638 6251."
Our Permanent Metallic Paints and Permanent Bright Neon UV Paints can also be used in marbling art.
Marblers and would-be marblers will find the following link to Marbling & Suminagashi Production Studio useful. 
About the pigments we use in this paint range.
Artists love to know what pigments are used in their paints. They generally research their pigments and know which are lightfast and which are not. They also know pigment colours and how they behave when mixed with other colours. Some of our Marbling and Pouring Acrylic Paints are pure pigment paints while others are manufactured with pigment blends. We have selected only lightfast pigments that are suitable for archival quality art. A PDF called "Pigment Table" can be downloaded from this web page and it details the pigments we use in every colour. Simply by Googling the Colour Index number you will be able to read about each of the pigments we use.
  • Cadmium based pigments are well known in many bright art paint colours including reds and yellows. We don't use any cadmium based pigments but our bismuth vanadate and diketo-pyrrolo pyrrole red and orange pigments are excellent, far more environmentally friendly substitutes.
  • All our oxide colours are earthy. Some paint manufactures call the Red Oxide colour Venetian Red and the Yellow Oxide colour Yellow Ochre. Chrome Green Oxide is an earthy green and an extremely natural colour well suited to African landscape scenes. 
  • Dioxazine Deep Violet is a deep, powerful violet colour. 
  • In some colours we have blended pigments together with titanium dioxide to give the paints good opacity. 

Keep out of reach of children

All our products should be kept out of reach of children under 5 years and anybody who may tend to place items or liquids in their mouths should be supervised. Even packing can become a choking hazard.
Titanium White
Carbon Black
Charcoal Grey (Hue)
Yellow Oxide
Bismuth Lemon Yellow
Red Oxide
Pyrrol Red
Phthalo Blue
Turquoise (Hue)
Phthalo Green
Orange Oxide
Dioxazine Deep Violet
Dark Brown
Unit Size
1 Litre
5 Litre
Cup Type
Cup Type
Normal Arts & Crafts
Our Western Marbling Acrylic Paints can be used for normal Arts & Crafts.
For normal arts and crafts applications apply these paints with brush or roller. The paints are a bit thicker than normal wall paint so can be diluted with a little water first. 
1 litre paints approximately 10 m2.
For marbling it would be normal to dilute these paints with 2 parts of water (e.g. add 10ml water to 5ml paint) and not to add any surfactant. Only add surfactant to the paint if you specifically require more spreading on the marbling bath surface. If using paints that are not made by us then you may well need to add our Concentrated Surfactant to increase their spread.

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