Use the super-concentrated colour pigments for anything from a translucent tint to solid opaque colour. Just a single drop can create a see-through colour tint, whilst adding more pigment will create a solid colour.
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Universal Pigments for Translucent Tint and Solid Opaque Colour
CULR™ pigments can be used both to create subtle, see-through, translucent colour tints and also for strong, vibrant, solid colours, simply by varying the amount of pigment added to your resin
These universal epoxy pigments can be used to tint resin river tables and clear castings or add strong, vibrant, opaque colour to resin for projects including resin flow art, counter-tops, decorative flooring, wood inlays, castings and more.
A translucent colour tint can be achieved by adding just a drop or two into your resin mix. For solid colours, simply add more pigment until the desired opacity is achieved. See the table below for a guide to pigment levels for different colours.
CULR pigments are one of the most concentrated resin pigments you can buy and the advanced liquid formula ensures that these intense pigments disperse in seconds.
For solid colours, up to 5kg (5 litres) of epoxy resin can be coloured using a single 20ml bottle of CULR pigment.
For a translucent colour tint, much less pigment is required. A single 20ml bottle is enough to produce a see-through colour tint in more than 50kgs of resin!
The exact amount of pigment needed will vary depending on the colour and intensity required but will typically be between 0.2 and 1%.
For Super White, especially where over-coating darker or bold colours, you will likely need more pigment than 1%. In these cases up to 5% of the Super White can be used to give a more intense colour and help mask any underlying colours from showing through.
Blend to Create any Colour
For resin artists creating flow art -type pieces or makers wishing to create realistic multi-tone marble / stone coat effects, CULR pigments have been developed to work together as a complete colour system, allowing almost any colour to be created simply by blending any of the 8 foundation colours whilst adding drops of white or black can adjust the saturation and brightness to create infinite possibilities.
Often, Super White is added to other colours to change their saturation and opacity. See the Tone Chart image for each colour to see the effect of adding a few drops of white to each colour.
10 Colour Sets
The 10 colour starter sets include all 8 foundation colours plus black and white and is perfect for resin artists and creatives wanting total freedom to create an infinite number of colours.
10 colour sets contain:
Cosmic Purple, Indigo Blue, Topaz Green, Leaf Green, Milk Choc Brown, Tangy Yellow, Tomato Red, Fuchsia Pink, Jet Black, Super White
The CULR range also includes 3 metallic colours of copper, silver and gold which can be used on their own or blended with other CULR pigments to achieve even more unique colour effects. Owing to their different density, the metallic CULR pigments behave differently in resin compared to the SHIMR metallic powder pigments, generally the metallic particles in the CULR pigments will rise to the top of resin, rather than sinking into it, creating a metallic effect which seems to sit above the other colours.
Metallic colour sets contain:
Polished Copper, Polished Silver, Polished Gold
How to Use
CULR™ pigments are super-easy to use; just drip the desired amount of any colour into either mixed resin and hardener or into just the resin side only (if you want to pigment the resin in advance of using it).
Depending on the strength of the colour required and the actual colour you’re using, you’ll need between 0.1% and 1% of pigment*. The tables below provide an easy reference as to how much pigment to add or simply keep adding drops until you get the desired colour strength. Remember that CULR pigments are super-concentrated and so you only need a tiny amount to achieve stunning, vivid colours.
Pigment Ratio Guide
For Most Colours, Including Metallics:
|Amount of resin||50g||100g||1kg||5kg||32kg|
|Translucent tint||< 1 drop||1 drop||6 drops||30 drops||10g|
|Solid opaque colour||17 drops||34 drops||10g||50g||320g|
For Red, Yellow and White
|Amount of resin||50g||100g||1kg||5kg||32kg|
|Translucent tint||< 1 drop||1 drop||6 drops||30 drops / 1.5g||10g|
|Solid opaque colour||40 drops / 2.5g||4g||40g||200g||1200g|
Some of the bright colours (such as Tangy Yellow and Tomato Red) are so pure and bright that they will remain slightly translucent, even at higher concentrations. To make these colours opaque, simply add a small amount of Super White.
CULR pigments are designed specifically for use with clear epoxy resins. They have been thoroughly tested with the GlassCast range of casting and coating resins but should also work with most other clear epoxy systems, although we always recommend conducting a test first.
CULR pigments are not suitable for use with alternative resin types such as polyurethane.
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