Hematite Oil Paint is a single pigment color made of natural iron oxide minerals from ore deposits in the United States. Red iron oxide or ferric oxide is the principal coloring agent in the natural mineral hematite, which is often associated with varying proportions of other minerals such as clay, chalk, and silica. Natural red iron oxides, such as hematite, are opaque, permanent, and have excellent covering power. They are strong absorbers of ultraviolet light.Composition and Permanence
|Pigment Classification:||Natural inorganic|
|Colour Index:||Pigment Red 102 (77491)|
|Chemical Name:||Natural Iron Oxide|
|CAS No.||1309-37-1 |
|Permanence:||A - Permanent|
|Safety Information:||No acute or known chronic health hazards are associated with this product's anticipated use (most chemicals are not thoroughly tested for chronic toxicity). Protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhaling spraying mists, sanding dust, and vapors from heating. Conforms to ASTM D-4236|
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Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artist Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
All images of color swatches on this website are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We have carefully matched the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, your results may vary because of the wide variance in color monitors.
Color Swatch Note: The color swatch was created with a thick application (left side) of color and a tint (right side) made with equal parts of color and titanium white and applied on acrylic primed cotton canvas.
Drawdown Note: The image of the "drawdown" contains a pre-mixed paint film of 6 mils (0.006 inches) thickness applied to a standard test card to examine color consistency, opacity, and other qualities. The drawdowns show the full-color strength (mass tone) on the left and mixed in a 1:2 ratio with titanium white on the right. The bottom area of the drawdowns is scraped to show undertones.
|Common Names:||English: red oxide |
French: oxyde rouge
Italian: rosso ossido
Portuguese: óxido vermelho
Russian: красный оксид
Spanish: óxido rojo
|Alternate Names:||Mars red is the name given to synthetic red iron oxide.|