Dry paints – Here you can buy color pigments online for a good price

What are colour pigments?

Dry colours are colours in powder form. We distinguish between earth colours and mineral pigments. These powders can be perfectly mixed with each other to achieve a very individual shade.

Our dry colours are mostly oxides and hydroxides of the elements iron and manganese. They have been ground to fine pigments. Some of them have been fired beforehand.

What are the most important properties of dry colours?

  • resistant to lime and sunlight
  • non-toxic – sometimes even used as food colouring
  • can be used indoors and outdoors
  • for the production of coloured putty
  • suitable for paints and coatings

How are the colour pigments used?

First of all, the pigments need a binder. In the case of putties, it is the lime that is responsible for the binding.
You can also colour Punic wax to use it for painting or for effect glazes on Marmorino. This is the so-called wax tempera technique. The saponified beeswax then serves as a binder. You can see which pigments are suitable for this on the respective product pages. For glazing painting techniques, the colour pigments are stirred into sintered lime water and brushed onto the plaster with a glazing brush.

If you want to prevent pigment stains in Stucco Veneziano, Marmorino and the other marble plasters (these can of course also be a desired effect), the pigment colours must be “swamped” with the putty before mixing and made into “colour doughs”.

For the colour dough, the colour pigments are processed with a wetting agent. After approx. 3 hours, the pigments have swollen and can be stirred into the putties or lime paint. You can read the exact instructions for mixing the colour doughs here.

What happens if there is too much pigment?

If you have overdosed the colour pigments, the lime can no longer bind them properly. As a result, they will chalk off or wash out in the open.

You should pay attention to the following

  • Filler: Max. up to 10 % colour pigments (by weight)
  • Lime glazes with lime sinter water: Max. up to 5 % colour pigments on fresh plaster (freskal) or on dry plaster up to 2 % colour pigments (secco technique)
  • Colour intensity: Synthetic oxides colour more strongly than earth colours.
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