Unlike Milk Paint, Real Milk Paint ® Pigment Powders do not contain binding agents; these powders are pigment only and are mainly composed of iron oxides and earth colors. By using our pigment mixing guide, you can create almost any color you can possibly think of. All colors are lime-proof, so they may be mixed with any suitable binding agent as desired by the user, including our Real Milk Paint ® Base. Pigment powders can be mixed with and used to color concrete, plaster, plastic resins, wood putties, and epoxy. They can also be used for applications such as tinting wood fillers, wood finishing, shading pore filler pastes, colored waxes, or for touch-up on furniture. Try them any place you'd like to add a little color!
Remember, before you decide to embark on an entire project, be sure to test on a sample first.
Below, we've listed some general guidelines for coloring concrete. Please keep in mind, however, that each pigment will have a different opacity ratio. You may need less of Red than you do of Yellow Ochre, for example.
- Light pastel shades will require 1 to 3 pounds of pigment per 94 pounds of Portland cement
- Medium pastels will require 4 to 5 pounds of pigment per 94 pounds of Portland cement
- Darker shades will require 7 to 9 pounds of pigments per 94 pounds of Portland cement
- Never use more than 10 pounds per 94 pound Portland mix.
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