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Universal pigment concentrate
for water and solvent based paints
A universal pigment concentrate in the form of pigment water dispersion with the addition of dispersion and wetting agents and viscosity regulators.
The Pigment Mix concentrate does not contain any resins, ethylene glycol, heavy metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and alkylphenothoxylates (APEOs).
The applied auxiliaries make the Pigment MIX concentrate easily get distributed in water and most solvent systems.
The Pigment MIX concentrates guarantee repeatable and cost-effective solutions.
In order to ensure the colour accuracy and repeatability, each Pigment MIX concentrate is checked in our Quality Control Laboratory. Such parameters as the density, viscosity, pH, shade and colour power are tested.
Store in tight original packages in the temperature ranging from +5°C to +40°C.
36 months from the production date placed on the stopper. Our experience shows that even after the lapse of shelf life, the pigment maintains its properties. Tests conducted by us have confirmed full usability after 6 years from the production date.
Pigment MIX is produced in 29 colours, including titanium white.
Practically, it is possible to achieve an unlimited number of colours and shades because the Pigment MIX pigments can be easily mixed with one another, which allows to create one’s own colouring.
Means 1 bottle of the pigment added to the indicated paint amount
Recommended especially to be applied outside
The Pigment MIX universal pigment concentrate is intended for tinting ready-made commercial paints, enamels and lacquers applied both inside and outside rooms (see the colour template).
Tinting water-soluble dispersion paints (acrylic, latex, emulsion and chalk ones) is the major application.
The carefully selected composition of the Pigment MIX concentrates also ensures the possibility to tint most solvent paints and enamels: (alkyd, phthalic, oil-phthalic), chlorinated rubber and nitrocellulose ones.
Moreover, Pigment MIX may be used for tinting water-soluble and some solvent transparent lacquers, gypsum in the whole body, raw timber and unglazed ceramics.
Due to the technologies and raw materials applied by various paint and lacquer manufacturers, the conduct of a test on a small quantity of paint or lacquer is recommended.
The achieved colours depend on the type and quality of the tinted product.
The absorptivity, type and structure of the substrate, as well as environment and lighting conditions may also influence the final colour.
White solvent products.
In case of tinting white solvent paints and enamels, it is possible to achieve only light pastel shades (white alkyd paint + black pigment will give a dark grey shade, not a black one, with the maximum addition amounting to 10%).
This phenomenon is caused by the very large contents of titanium dioxide in such paints.
For painting dark shades we recommend using ready-made colourful alkyd paints or tinting them with the Pigment MIX pigments to enhance the shade. In order to reach dark shades you may try using colourful paint in the pastel shade, e.g. sand or beige paint as a base for tinting with Pigment MIX.
All colours may be applied.
Colourful lacquer will emphasize wood grain.
The pigment should be added in small quantities.
Some high gloss lacquers may tarnish.
The application in polyurethane lacquers requires conducting tinting tests.
Raw timber, unglazed ceramics.
Pigment MIX does not contain binding agents (resins), thus, it should be added to paints or lacquers.
Direct application is possible in case of, e.g. tinting raw timber or plywood, and then it results in the transparent tinting deepening the grain scheme.
Pigment MIX may be used for painting burnt unglazed ceramics.
Apply Pigment MIX, diluting in water, in order to achieve the demanded colour intensity. After dilution the pigment is not suitable for storage.
A product tinted in this manner needs to be secured with a layer of transparent lacquer.
Gypsum. May be tinted within the whole body.
We do not recommend using Pigment MIX for grouting mortar due to possible difficulties with achieving a uniform colour. Tinting tests should be conducted.
Products cured with moisture and chemically cured articles (dual component, epoxy and polyurethane ones). Do not use.
The Pigment MIX concentrate should be thoroughly mixed before use.
Any possible delamination does not constitute the product defect.
A tinting test on a small quantity of paint or lacquer ought to be conducted in order to check the mutual tolerance and define the appropriate proportion.
Measure and weigh the necessary quantity of the concentrate and slowly pour it into the tinted product, thoroughly stirring manually or mechanically until a uniform colour has been achieved.
While stirring, avoid excessive foaming, which may deteriorate application properties.
The maximum recommended addition of the Pigment MIX concentrate per the total net mass of the final product is 10%. We recommend conducting tests of tinting solvent products because in some cases inconsistencies may occur.