Zirconium Drier is a concentrated blend of metal carboxylates in mineral spirits, containing 12% zirconium and 5% calcium. Use with cobalt or manganese driers to improve through-dry and as a replacement for lead driers.
Zirconium and calcium are effective auxiliary driers when used in conjunction with active driers, such as cobalt or manganese. Use Zirconium Drier to promote the through drying of paint film. Zirconium is the most effective replacement for lead driers. It also improves gloss and color when substituted for lead. Calcium functions as a pigment wetting agent to improve dispersion of pigments in oil and alkyd vehicles thereby improving gloss and hardness of paint. When ground with pigments it minimizes loss of drying capability of other driers. It improves the action of cobalt driers and is used in conjunction with them and assists in the "through dry" of oil and alkyd paint.
Typically, 0.1% to 0.3% of zirconium metal is added to oil and alkyd paint based on the weight of the binder. Even higher levels may be required for high solids alkyd paint (low in volatile solvents).
Add one drop per 5 ml (about 1 teaspoon) of paint. Suggested use levels should be verified with tests.
Light yellow liquid
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Health and Safety
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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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