Colour: Indien Black
Details: Dry Ground Pigment
Technical characteristics :
Chemical name: black iron oxide
Color Index: Bk11
Bulk density: 1453 g / l
UV resistance: good
Coloring power: good
Use : lime, wax, paint, plaster, fresco, glaze, cement, fine arts.
This pigment is in powder. For use in artistic paint, it should be finely ground in a mortar before mixing it with the binder.
Linseed oil : dilute the powder in some turpentine oil before adding it to linseed oil.
Paint with water/lime paste : dilute the pigment in some water to make it liquid before incorporating it into the paint.
Lime powder/cement/plaster : directly incorporate the pigment (up to 10% based on the weight of the binder), then mix in order to stain all of your binder.
Color : medium coverage black, very slightly bluish with a transparent binder. Cool gray with white binder.
This pigment is 100% natural.
Made in India.
History : Pliny the Elder was already talking about it, but without being able to reveal anything about its exact nature: Earth? Chinese black? Its composition is still unknown to us today!