Italian Earth Pigments



Starting at: $10.00
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BioShield pigments are natural water and oil soluble powders made from rocks, minerals, and earth, and working with them is an adventure that will bring out the old master in you. Because BioShield pigments directly reflect the uniqueness of the natural materials from which they are derived, variations exist from batch to batch, and our color references are approximations of the average tone of each pigment. Most pigments provide brilliant tones, disburse easily, have high UV resistance, and weather well.

Specifications: Color Pigments will create outstanding effects when used with BioShield Wall Glaze #15, Casein Milk Paint #10, and Clay Paint #12, Resin & Oil Stain Finish #3, and Aqua Resin Stain Finish #33. When used with a high base BioShield Color Pigments will tend toward pastels.

We discourage the use of our pigments with BioShield Oil Finishes #1, #5, and #9, and waxes #32 and #36.

How to gage tones and quantities:
Due to both natural variations in color and the aggressivity with which a given base will couple with a pigment, substantial differences in outcomes are a given. With that in mind, it is always wise to check with our experienced customer service specialists regarding your intended use. We are here to guide you and help ensure that your project will result in a rewarding outcome.

With that said, we can offer you a few standard guidelines. Among our pigment range, the Ultramarine, Spinell, and Rutil color families will be most consistent.

The more white a given base contains, the greater will be the quantity of pigment needed to saturate that base with color. Also, our waterborne bases will be easier to saturate with pigment colors than our oils. For example, BioShield Wall Glaze #15 will be most aggressive at showcasing our pigments, and our Casein Milk Paints and Clay Paints will be less so. Similarly, you can create a dramatic effect by making your own custom stains with our Resin and Oil Finish #3 or Aqua Resin Stain Finish #33 to create dramatic effects, but pigment colors will tend to be subdued when mixed in any of our waterborne paints.

Larger sizes are available on request. We stock 12.50 KB (25 Lbs. Units on a variety of Earth Pigments. Please call us (800) 621-2591.

255 Rhein Gold  is made from brass and is in this Spinell Pigment Category because of pricing purposes only.

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