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Old 08-17-2018, 05:31 AM
Laleka Laleka is offline
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Watercolor Fillers

Can any One guide me to what fillers are used in watercolors to Cut down the Pigment cost.?? their Pigment Number or chemical name.??
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:51 AM
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Re: Watercolor Fillers

You should ask this in the watercolor forum. This is the business forum. That said, here's some really good info on what's in watercolor paints:
https://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/pigmt1.html

Also, if you are concerned about this, it is quite easy to make your own from pigment dispersions (pigments dispersed in water you can buy ready-made) and liquid gum arabic. Guerra Paints has a large selection of pigment dispersions:
https://www.guerrapaint.com/index.ph...&cPath=145_101
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:25 AM
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Re: Watercolor Fillers

Thanks a lot for the Reply. Actually i as also thinking about starting my own small watercolor brand as in my country there is no Art brand and all the brand avaliable are imported and thus very expensive. So see it is also about business. 😂😂😂. I have checked out guerra pigment site they habe fillers for oil paints but what i fail to understand is if fuller for oil and watercolors are the same.?
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:14 AM
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Re: Watercolor Fillers

No, they aren't the same. They have binders for acrylic but they don't sell gum arabic, which is the binder for watercolor. You can get that from various art supply places or you can just make your own from gum arabic nuggets you can buy from herb supply or cake baking places. Good luck with your business!
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