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09-09-2002, 03:42 PM
we used to have a book at school about making your own oil paints,including places to get the materials,tubes everything........any body that can help me with this ? i will ship you a pair of speakers ,mow your lawn,whatever........warning..some off the stinkiest ,rank,foul smelling stuff y you can imagine comes out of this,the savings are beyound cool.lots of cooking involved and tube machines are real pricey .but worth the it if you use tons of paint.thanks everyone ...i have seen some of the best work on this sight .i will post stuff as soon as i can figure it out ,it will be in the catagory {dweebs who create new mediums because they could spend 3000 bucks a week oils} i do make my own brushes thats easy........back to work! [email protected]

09-09-2002, 05:03 PM
I have a book here called "Formulas for Painters" by Robert Massey (published by Watson Guptill. You could probably get it from the library.
It has, believe it or not, 42 different recipes for making paint.
That should keep you busy for a while


09-14-2002, 05:11 PM
You can check the prototype of our new product review system to check on things like pigments, etc.


Still in development, but lots of products already in there. Turning out to be a good research tool.

Robert Doak in NY sells a lot of the stuff you need. As does David Davis (also in NY). You can get empty tubes and pigments from sinopia.com. Their website has some good recipes on it as well.

Can't help you on the tube machines...


Drew Davis
09-14-2002, 05:26 PM
Lots of places carry dry pigments these days.

You might be interested in http://www.sinopia.com/ They cater to do-it-yourselfers.

Kremer Pigments is another source. http://www.kremer-pigmente.de

I don't know much about quantities large enough to require milling machines and tube crimpers. Maybe the M Graham folks will be kind enough to tell you where they bought this gadget:


cobalt fingers
09-17-2002, 09:42 AM
I tried once to make my own B-B-Que sauce-it cost 4 times what it did from the store and I didn't even have to worry how it would look 30 years from now.