Ceracolors Cerulean Blue 50 Ml Tube

SKU: NAP-860-107-901
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Pigment type
Inorganic, Synthetic

Ceracolors Cerulean Blue is cobalt chromite blue-green spinel (PB 36) often substituted for the historically genuine Cerulean blue, which is cobalt stannate (PB 35). In some cases, artist material manufacturers may even claim it to be “genuine”, although Pigment Blue 36 is not the traditional pigment named Cerulean blue. However, cobalt chromite is usually greener, brighter than PB 35, and with a higher tinting strength. The pigment is a medium shade blue mixed metal oxide produced by solid-state reactions at a very high temperature. It is lightfast, alkali resistant, acid resistant, heat resistant, and weather resistant. It is quite greenish and laid next to cobalt blue.

Composition and Permanence
Cerulean Blue
Pigment Classification: Synthetic Inorganic
Colour Index Name: Pigment Blue 36 (PB 36) (Colour Index No. 77343)
Chemical Composition: Cobalt Chromite
Code: 107
Series: 4
Opacity: Transparent
Permanence: A - Permanent
Safety Information: WARNING! Contains Cobalt. Do not ingest and avoid skin contact. Wash hands after using.

Always protect yourself against chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dust, and vapors from heating. Conforms to ASTM D-4236
Prop 65: Contains cobalt, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm.

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Ceracolors is water-soluble wax paint that can be used for encaustic and wax painting techniques. Ceracolors make encaustic painting versatile because heat, electricity, and special tools are not required.

Ceracolors is a wax paint for professional artists made from pharmaceutical-grade beeswax blended with other waxes derived from natural sources to provide higher melting temperatures. Ceracolors provide a wide range of painting techniques from thick impastos that can be sculpted to thin watercolor-like washes. They are fast-drying colors suitable for all supports used for encaustic painting, yet they do not require any special tools or heated instruments. Use any brush suitable for water-based paint. Once dry Ceracolors can be used in encaustic techniques, allowing further sculpting and manipulation of the paint. The ingredients in Ceracolors are found in food and cosmetics so they are not considered to be toxic.

The current range of Ceracolors are available in 50ml aluminum collapsible tubes and mediums are available in 4 and 8 fluid ounce jars.

Properties Drying

Ceracolors dry in two stages. First, the paint dries rapidly due to the evaporation of water, so it is touch dry within a short time. After this initial period, the paint can be reopened with a wet brush. During the second stage, wax crystals coalesce as the paint cures. This can take several days or several weeks for thicker applications of paint.

Water Solubility

Ceracolors are thinned with water. The paint comes out of the tube as a paste and can be diluted to the consistency of watercolors. The water solubility of Ceracolors allows easy handling and cleaning.

Color and Optical Quality

Ceracolors are available in a wide range of colors that are used by artists in other professional-quality mediums. Ceracolors are formulated for high tinting strength and the optical qualities of wax provide outstanding chroma.


Ceracolors are made with a blend of waxes microemulsified in water. Wax is soft with low scratch resistance so works require care when handling and storing.


Water-soluble wax paint is durable, as attested by the present state of preservation of Roman and Roman-Egyptian paintings of the first century in many museums throughout the world.


Ceracolors are composed of ingredients that are not considered toxic—ingredients that are often found in food and cosmetics. There are no hazardous solvents or additives.


Rigid supports, such as wood, are best for wax painting techniques, but canvas and paper can also be used. Ceracolors can be applied to other materials, such as ceramics, glass, metal, or plastic.

Use Directions Heat Setting

Uncured paint has limited wet scrub resistance, especially in thick layers. This resistance increases when the paint is fused by heat. Heat can be applied by a heat gun, hair dryer or pastry torch.


With Ceracolors you can apply thick passages of paint. However, like all paints that use water as a vehicle, you will experience some shrinkage during drying due to the evaporation of water. We recommend that thick impastos be built up by layering thinner applications of paint and then fusing each layer with heat. The addition of Ceracolors Impasto Medium helps to avoid excessive volume loss upon drying.

Clean Up

Cleaning brushes and equipment is easy with soap and water. Dried Ceracolors water-soluble wax paint can be cleaned with household ammonia.

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