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Lamp black pigment

This is a dry powder pigment measured at 1/3 Tablespoon (approx 1.00 grams) and mailed in a sealed plastic snap top container.

Lamp black is a soft bluish-black pigment that is very stable and unaffected by light, acids and alkalies. This pigment has a high purity - and is made in modern oil furnaces and exhibits a slight bluish hue in tints.

When mixed with water and equal parts gum arabic, it yield about 0.50oz of paint. Different recipies may have different results.



The product is not toxic and non-irritating.
A moderately dry, well ventilated area is considered suitable for handling and storage.
Usual precautions for nuisance dust should be observed

Respiratory protection: None required. Use mask in unventilated and dusty spaces.
Skin protection: Wear suitable protective clothing.
Eye protection: None required

This is a dry powder pigment.

We import from the UK and repackage into smaller quantities which are better suited for most artists. You will receive a 1/3 tablespoon sized portion of this pigment, in a small plastic snap top container. We measure by volume instead of weight due to the density variations between pigment types.

Dry pigment must be mixed with a binding agent to create paint. The most common binding agent used is gum arabic, which creates a watercolor style of paint. There are also other options, such as combining the pigment with with clarified egg white to make egg tempera or adding acrylic medium to make acrylic paint.


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