Colour Pearlescent Pigments
A selection of pearlescent pigments with strong colour effect, a high degree of light fastness (non-fading) and excellent tolerance to a wide temperature and pH range. They also have good chemical resistance. We have selected these pigments specifically because they have these properties so they are perfect for almost all arts and craft applications (including all resin types) as well as for industrial applications.
Coated Mica Pearlescent Pigments that impart a beautiful metallic hue & lustre and are widely used in resins.
If you are looking to create special effects then pearlescent pigments may be just what you need. They look best when added into totally clear mediums such as resins. Many people ask us if they can add them into paint. In any normal paint the effect will be dull due to the opaque nature of paints and the fact that final dry paint films are very thin. As paints are applied only in a thin film, only true metallic pigments such as aluminium pigments give sufficient hiding power and lustre to give a good effect. We also sell two grades of Aluminium Pigments (see Metallic Pigments).
The basic difference between pearlescent pigments, metallic pigments and glitter powders
Glitter powders are usually of larger particle size. They are cut out of a large sheet and all particles are almost the same size. Modern glitter is usually manufactured with a coloured plastic layer over an aluminium base and is rarely recycled leading to calls from activists for plastic glitter to be banned.
Metallic Pigments are fine particles of actual metal. We sell two grades of Aluminium Metallic Powder and both give excellent hiding power and an excellent shiny metallic effect. We use these in all our Metallic Paints to impart high hiding power (opacity).
Pearlescent Pigments are made by coating small plate shaped particles of mica, synthetic mica or glass with various compounds. All our pigments in this section are based on coated mica. A superior (but more expensive) type of pearlescent pigment is based on coated glass. We offer a large particle size Gold and Silver pearlescent glass pigments which you will find in a product called "Cosmetic Diamond Pearlescent Pigments". Although our Diamond Pigments are certified for cosmetics they are also wonderful to create sparkle in resins and in general arts & crafts.
Bright Gold - Fine
Amber Gold - Fine
Silver Sparkle - Large
Silver Sparkle - Coarse
Silver - Medium
Silver - Fine
Bronze - Fine
Rufous - Ultra Fine
Emerald - Fine
Malachite - Fine
Silver-blue - Fine
Sapphire Blue - Ultra Fine
Black - Fine
Interference Blue - Fine
Aluminium Bright Silver Pigment - Medium
Aluminium Deep Silver Paste - Fine
Lavender - Fine