Epoxy Colors or Pigments
We now have colored pigments in stock for our epoxy*. You can find them at the link below:
Powder Pigments Mixing Instructions:
We recommend mixing the pigment powder into the hardener after it has been poured into your mixing container, this allows for the pigment to get well mixed without the risk of the epoxy setting up during the mixing process.
You will want to start with small amounts of pigment and mix it into the hardener then add more according to what you are wanting. You can always add more if it is not enough.
Once the pigment is mixed into the hardener you can then add in your resin and follow the mixing times of the epoxy instructions included in the box with your order.
Once the resin has been mixed into the colored hardener according to the mixing instructions included in the box with your order it needs to be poured onto the surface immediately so that it does not set up in the mixing container.
There really is not a standard calculation for mixing colors into epoxy, it is all preference, and there are too many variables to account for. We have researched and found a range between 1g of color pigment per 1oz to 8oz of epoxy. We recommend starting with 1g pigment per 8oz of epoxy and adjust your amount needed from there until you get the color you're looking for.
Pigment type, effect, base poured on, desired look, opaque or transparency, etc. all affect that mix ratio. We highly recommend to always do a small test pour to see if that is the desired ratio for the project.
**when using any type of red pigment, we recommend having a black surface underneath to get the true color. The lighter the surface underneath the red pigment the lighter it will look.
Liquid Pigments Mixing Instructions:
Please note that there is no exact ratio of Liquid Pigment to Epoxy.
For General Use: 1 bottle of Liquid Pigment per mixed Gallon of Epoxy will result in a solid color of your choice.
For best/most accurate results, start by adding a small amount and continue to add more until you have achieved your desired color.
We recommend adding the Liquid Pigments to the Hardener side before you mix it together with the Resin.
For example, if you are pouring 1 Gallon of epoxy total, you would measure out a Half Gallon of Hardener in it’s own container, then slowly add/mix the Liquid Pigment into it completely before combining the Hardener to the Resin.
Purchasers should, by their own tests and evaluations, determine the suitability of such products for their specific use.
Inorganic Pigment - Stable in water and solvent base systems (Epoxy, Plastidip, Nail Polish, Paint…) Each person sees color a little differently, please contact us if you have any questions about the color before purchase
***Pigment is sold by WEIGHT and NOT by volume like some other retailers. We want you to receive the true amount of pigment you need.
The color shown on the listing, website, brochure or any marketing materials may not be exact due to monitor/printing process limitations. Each person sees color a little differently!
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