These pigments are for application in water based paints.
These colourants are all Lightfast Pigments suspended in a liquid carrier medium.
In paints the colour will darken as more is added.
One Million Colours
A good human eye can distinguish about 1 million colours (I never measured this myself but have read it somewhere). Another way to consider this is that when any colour changes by about 1-2% then people can start to notice a difference. Colour measurement is a complex subject on its own that we won't deal with here.
How to get as many colours as you want when you want
You can obtain thousands of paint colours by mixing existing paint colors together. We offer our 21 colors of Marbling and Pouring Acrylics and the same colours of Arts, Crafts & Fabric Acrylics. Our Ultra High Strength White Colourant (Titanium Super White) is especially useful with these paints as they are all strong colours that can be lightened to pastel shades using Titanium Super White.
Resins are not usually tinted to the color of choice by the supplier and adding paints to resins to get colour can be problematic (for example curing time can be impacted). These liquid colourants give you the opportunity to make any colour resin.
You can use our liquid colourant range to make almost any colour from untinted paint or resin or to adjust any colour you may already have.
You can put these colourants into almost any paints and varnishes and into epoxy resins.
Classification of our Liquid Colourants
Some of our Liquid Colourants are organic and others are inorganic; all our inorganic colourants are called oxides.
Technically they can also be called pigments as very small particles are present in the colourants. (They are not dissolved colourants and are thus not dyes and they cannot be used to dye fabric.)
Easily incorporated into paint by stirring or mixing. They are easier to incorporate than dry powder colourants.
All are suitably Light-Fast (non-fading) for exterior use and our oxide tints will never fade at all (not even after 100 years in full sunlight) as they are the most stable form of a metal oxide.
The Titanium Super White is very useful as colours can be lightened and hiding power (opacity) can be increased with it.
Paint viscosity (thickness) will drop somewhat when some of the liquid colourants are added so bear this in mind.
Accuracy and Repeatability
Batch to batch variation of our Liquid Colourants is less than 2% from the standard which makes colouring very repeatable.
Handling and Storage - Important Notes
Store containers sealed in a cool area.
We supply these Liquid Colourants in small dropper bottles. Shake before use. Shake well after long periods of storage.
Non-flammable but as they do contain some chemicals that have a slight odour so use them in ventilated areas (e.g. open a window). You should do this when handling all paints anyway.
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. These liquid colorants are very strong so a child could really make a big mess! Do not ingest these colorants.