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How to determine the turbidity – in the coloring compounds

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Turbidity – clarity of pigments is measured by light refractive index (refractive index) and size of colored particles. 1) The refractive index of a substance is the ability to deflect light when light shines on it. For white, the higher the index of refraction and the closer the particle size to the optimal size, the […]

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The coloring compounds

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Colorings are an important ingredient in oil painting technology. a) Pigments: Colored, dry matter particles are called pigments, or organic (inorganic) carbon, or inorganic, often without very weak permeability or permeability on material surfaces. that they come into contact with. So adhesive is needed to hold them on those surfaces (on paper, canvas, wood, etc.). […]

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The Binder and solvents of oil paints (part 2)

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Among the film oils used in the oil paints mentioned above, linseed oil has the highest linolenic acid and iodine content (see table), so linseed oil dries the fastest and has the toughest film. Dry walnut oil is also fairly quick and even, with less yellowing, so it is used to grind light colors. Poppy […]

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Learn about white colour in oil paint

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It’s no exaggeration to consider white as the mother of all colors. In 1671 Isaac Newton discovered that a beam of white light passing through a prism “produced” seven beams of red light, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple. These seven light beams, after passing through an upside-down prism, merge into a white light […]

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The Binder and solvents of oil paints (part 1)

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A binder is a substance used to grind pigments, in the form of pigment particles or dye particles (lake) [1], to bind them together to create paint, capable of adhering to objects. supporting materials such as canvas, metal, wood, paper, etc. Solvents are substances that dilute the paint as well as to remove paint from […]

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Quality brands for oil-painting industry

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World-renowned art studios usually produce at least two color grades: 1) grade for professional artist (artist grade) 2) class for amateur painters who are new to oil painting or art students, called student grade. But there are also some firms, like Old Holland, that only produce oil paints for professional painters. Colors for professional painters […]

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