Colour: Rouge Cinabre (Cinnabar Red)
Details: Dry Ground Pigment
Technical characteristics :
Chemical name : Synthetic pigment fixed on a mineral base
Apparent density : 897 g/l
UV resistance : average (not recommended outdoor)
Coloring power : very 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 : red vermillon with a transparent binder. Fresh bright pink with a white binder.
This pigment is 100% synthetic without any danger for health or for the environment.
Made in France.
History : At the beginning, it was in China that cinnabar - red mercury sulphide - was used. Then, traces of it are found in Asia Minor and in Greece. The Romans imported it in Spain. It was a very expensive pigment. As a result, it is also one of the first pigments to be manufactured artificially from the 8th century. Nowadays, synthetic cinnabar is no longer compounded with mercury sulphide.