These colorants are all Lightfast Pigments suspended in a liquid carrier medium.
They impart continuous color to paints and epoxy resins. In paints the color will darken as more is added. In resins, very low additions can be used to archive continuous translucent colors while higher additions will give opaque color (solid color).
One Million Colors
A good human eye can distinguish about 1 million colors (I never measured this myself but have read it somewhere). Another way to consider this is that when any color changes by about 1-2% then people can start to notice a difference. Color measurement is a complex subject on its own that we won't deal with here.
How to get as many colors as you want when you want
You can obtain thousands of paint colors by mixing existing paint colors together. We offer our 14 colors of Marbling and Pouring Acrylics and the same colors of Arts & Crafts Acrylics. Our Ultra High Strength White Colorant (Titanium Super White) is especially useful with these paints as they are all strong colors 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 color can be problematic (for example curing time can be impacted). These liquid colorants give you the opportunity to make any color resin.
You can use our liquid colorant range to make almost any color from untinted paint or resin or to adjust any color you may already have.
You can put these colorants into almost any paints and varnishes and into epoxy resins.
Classification of our Liquid Colorants
Some of our Liquid Colorants are organic and others are inorganic; all our inorganic colorants are called oxides.
Technically they can also be called pigments as very small particles are present in the colorants. (They are not dissolved colorants and are thus not dyes.)
They are all Universal meaning they can be mixed into both water based and solvent based/oil paints and into epoxy resins, glues, silicon sealer etc.
Easily incorporated into paint or resin by stirring or mixing. They are easier to incorporate than dry powder colorants.
All are suitably Light-Fast (non-fading) for exterior use and our oxide tints will never fade at all (not even after 100 years) as they are the most stable form of a metal oxide.
The Titanium Super White is very useful as colors can be lightened and hiding power (opacity) can be increased with it.
Paint viscosity (thickness) will drop somewhat when liquid colorants are added so bear this in mind.
Accuracy and Repeatability
Batch to batch variation of our Liquid Colorants is less than 2% from the standard which makes coloring very repeatable. For very high technical accuracy, to repeatedly recreate exact colors, the normal colorants should be measured by volume (e.g. with a syringe) while the High Strength and Ultra High Strength colorants should be measured by mass (with a scale). Having said this, most people don't have an accurate scale and volumetric measurement is normally suitable for all the colorants (but we'd be amiss not to have mentioned it).
Handling and Storage - Important Notes
Store containers sealed in a cool area.
Stir before use (or shake small dropper bottles that we supply them in).
Non-flammable but as they do contain some chemicals that have a slight odour, use them in ventilated areas (e.g. open a window). You should do this when handling normal paint or resins 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 mess! Do not ingest these colorants.
Bright Yellow (XALF)
Bright Red (XHP)
Yellow Oxide (XC)
Red Oxide (XF)
Maroon Oxide (XWMO)
Bright Orange (XG)
Orange Oxide (XOO)
Raw Umber (XL)
Carbon Black (XB)
Ultra High Strength White (XWK)
Ultra High Strength Bright Red (XBPH)
Ultra High Strength Green (XWD)
Ultra High Strength Blue (XWE)
Ultra High Strength Magenta (XBPM)
Ultra High Strength Carbon Black (XWB)
Titanium Super White (XWK)
Ultra High Strength White
Ultra High Strength Bright Red
Ultra High Strength Green
Ultra High Strength Blue
Ultra High Strength Magenta
Ultra High Strength Carbon Black
Titanium Super White