Rublev Colours Wax Paste is made with beeswax and odorless mineral spirits. It is a soft paste formulated to make oil colors thicker and more matte. It can also be used as a final varnish over a dry painting or mixed with varnish to reduce gloss.
Rublev Colours Wax Paste cuts the glossy appearance of oil paints, giving them a more satin finish while extending the drying time of paints, making them thicker and more workable for longer periods of time. When making your own oil colors you may add wax paste to oil when grinding pigments. The wax helps to give the paint a buttery consistency and guards against oil separating from pigment.
Natural Pigments Wax Paste can be used as a protective coating (varnish) over a painting, as a paint binder, and as a stabilizer in oil colors. It melts between 62–65° C. (144–149° F.) and dissolves when heated in turpentine, mineral spirits or oil. It does not darken or change color with age, and it resists the action of atmospheric impurities more than do resins or oils.
Rublev Colours Wax Paste can be used in a painting technique called "encaustic." To make a encaustic paint moisten pigment with mineral spirits or turpentine to form a paste. Add wax medium to the pigment paste until desired consistency is reached.
Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.
We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.
Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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