CAL-TINT UNIVERSAL TINTING COLORANTS (UTC'S)
Cal-Tints are the industry standard UTC or Universal Tinting Colorant. These products are found in just about every professional painters van, and were originally developed so finishers and painters didn't have to carry 2 sets of colorants (one for water-based and another for oil-based). They have the widest compatibility of any paste colorant we sell. Can be added to all water-based products, oil based products, shellac and solvent lacquers. Maximum level is 4 oz Colorant per Gallon, but it's always wise to test. If you need to add more colorant than 4 oz, we recommend ViviTone Colorants which are product specific. All Cal-Tints are interior/exterior rated and come in a well designed 16 oz dispenser. Sold individually or in starter set of 12 with wire rack as shown.
Best uses for these colors are:
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CAL-TINT COLOR REFERENCE
SIZES AVAILABLE 16 OZ VOLUME FILL
BEHLEN DRY FURNITURE POWDERS
Behlen Furniture Powders are finely ground dry pigment powders that have hundreds of uses for the finisher. Typically used for spot repairs (or color replacement) on furniture, they mix easily with shellac, lacquers and varnishes. Because they're 100% dry inert colors and contain no binder, they can be added to any product. Also great for coloring epoxy. Sold individually or in sets of 6 shown.
INDIVIDUAL COLORS (1 oz JARS) $8.25 ea
Just some of the uses for these colors are:
SIZES AVAILABLE 1 OZ VOLUME FILL
RONAN OIL-BASED JAPAN COLORSJapan Colors are pure concentrated pigments in a Japan (oil varnish) vehicle. They excel in purity, tone uniformity, strength and fineness of grind. Use them for tinting varnishes, lacquers, heavy bodied glazing stains, paints, etc. Not for water base or shellac. Can also be used for decorative painting techniques under lacquer or varnish. They work beautifully for striping, graining, stenciling, lettering & faux painting. Offered in 10 colors in 8 oz. (1/2 pint) metal cans.
Closeout Product - See CAL-TINTS here for colors that will mix with oil.
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JAPAN COLORS AVAILABLE Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Van Dyke Brown, Flake White, Bulletin Red.
We originally made these pigment concentrates for some large industrial manufacturers that have fell on hard times, so now we are offering these to our customers. Made with special micronized pigments, these colors can be easily added to any shellac and lacquer thinner based lacquer product (nitrocellulose, pre-cats, conversion). Or just reduce them with denatured alcohol or lacquer thinner for a fast dry stain. Available in 8 oz size, these colors are handy when you need to tint small amounts of product. Also can be used for touch-ups. Product disperses quickly and makes great transparent toners or opaque colors, depending on amount used.
ViviTone™ Solvent Based Micronized Pigment Colorants - These handy colors are available in standard Universal Colors in an 8 oz jar for easy dispensing. Unlike traditional Universal Tinting Colorants these colors can be added in any amount to product to achieve the effect desired. Perfect product for shellac and furniture lacquers. Has excellent light fastness. All colors are inter-mixable
COLORS #9009 Red, #9005 Yellow, #9004 Goldenrod, #9007 Green, #9008 Purple, #9001 Black, #9003 White, #9010 Blue & #9002 Burnt Umber
SIZES AVAILABLE 8 OZ.
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VIVITONE™ SOLVENT BASED COLORS
VIVITONE™ WATERBASE PIGMENT COLORANTS
When a stock product color isn't quite right, or if you need to make up a special stain or color, our Homestead ViviTone™ Concentrated Waterbase Pigment Colorant is designed to mix easily into all water-base products. These products have been thoroughly tested with all our Target and General/Enduro products, but will work with any water-base finish medium. Can be used in all water- base fillers, stains, glazes and finishes. Product disperses quickly and makes great transparent toners or opaque colors, depending on amount used.
ViviTone™ Water-Base Pigment Colorants - These handy colors are available in standard Universal Colors in a flip-top style jar (except 16 oz.) for easy dispensing. Unlike traditional Universal Tinting Colorants that utilize a soft binder, these pigments are dispersed in 100% acrylic, ensuring a faster and harder dry and non-yellowing qualities. Has excellent light fastness.
The transparent yellow and red oxides have tremendous UV resistance and make excellent transparent stains that are rated for both interior and exterior use. They're recommended as bases for making your own stain or adding to existing stains (like dyes) where strong light may be present. These two colors make excellent toners in situations where maximum UV protection but transparency is necessary.
SIZES AVAILABLE 4 OZ., 8 OZ., 16 OZ. click here for current pricing/ordering information
"Yellow" is a bit warmer than "Light Yellow".
"Red" is an orange-y red,
VIVITONE™ is a trademark of J.B. Jewitt Co., Inc.
M I X O L UNIVERSAL PIGMENTS
MIXOL colors are truly "universal" colors in that they use no binder. Made from quality pigments finely dispersed in a glycol ether carrier, they'll mix with just about anything, including oils, varnishes, shellac, lacquer and water base finishes. For touch up work, we've found them first rate when used with shellac and produce a smoother surface as compared to using dry pigments. Top coat any repaired area with shellac, aerosol lacquers, or water-base finish. The kit colors are also useful for tinting glazes, stains, fillers, glues, and waxes.
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13 COLOR MIXOL KIT -
Contains 13 individual 20ml bottles of
below designated colors. Packed in a plastic container. $57.90
OPEN STOCK COLORS (20ml bottles)
OPEN STOCK COLORS (200ml bottles)
OPEN STOCK COLORS (200ml bottles)
BULK DRY PIGMENTS - Our bulk Pigments (also known as fresco powders) have a variety of uses in finishing. They are extremely fine and disperse well in any medium. Can be added to varnish, lacquer, shellac and other finishes for tinting purposes. Use with heavy bodied glazing stain to make custom glazes to impart depth and richness to the finish. May also be added to glues for repair work as well as to color paste-wood fillers and waxes.
The use of pigments allows the finisher the versatility of matching any color or modifying stock colors for custom color matching. Pigments are sold by volume, not weight. Available in 2 oz. and 8 oz. sizes in a polyethylene jar.
PIGMENT COLORS (open stock) Drop Black, Vegetable Black, Indian Red, Golden Ochre Yellow, Raw Umber
Special Closeout - Bulk Dry Pigments (not available in all sizes - please inquire)
2 oz - 8.50 ea (volume fill)