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Old 08-20-2009, 12:01 AM
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Question Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

Has anyone had any experience with these? Aside from their Permalba white color, do they have any other colors you find useful in your artwork? I can't seem to find any reviews and the search funtion doesn't want to work for me.

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Old 08-20-2009, 01:03 AM
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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

This brand is thin, with poor tinting strength. Consistency is loose, not quite soupy. Same as the Bob Ross brand, also made by Weber.

I recommend buying better paints. In the lower price range, try Da Vinci, L&B and Art Spectrum.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:31 AM
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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

Thank you! That type of review was just what I was looking for. I won't waste my time on them then.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:34 PM
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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

I like them just fine. I haven't used a lot of different brands (Grumbacher, Sennelier, W&N, M.Graham, Williamsburg), but I've been using Permalba oils for my recent plein air experiments. They're soft enough that I don't need to use much medium/oil with them, and I haven't had any problems with coverage/tinting.
I have been curious why no one ever mentions them - are most people who've tried them really dissatisfied?

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Old 08-20-2009, 08:56 PM
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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

There was a thread about Weber's Permalba White, a while back:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...permalba+white

I have a tube of it, and although I never use it/open it, I see that the tube is all stiff/paint all dried up inside, for some reason.
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Just to mention something that might not be obvious, with any paint of lower pigmentation if you use it with itself its relative weakness (compared to higher-end brands) is much less of an issue, especially considering the relatively good pigmentation of oils compared to other types of paint.

These may be best suited to direct painting (alla prima, premier coup), where the softer consistency helps the speedy process, also because the paint applications are typically not thin - see John Howard Sanden's work for example.

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I've been using Permalba for over 10 years. They stand up to the best out there IMO. The price and quality cannot be beat. I have tried several brands and when it comes down to it at the end, looking at a finished product, you would never know what oil paint was used to get the result to begin with.

Those who bash or have anything negative to say about this paint are just cork-sniffers who think they need to spend $50 a tube to get the results they need. Painting is 1% paint and 99% artist. I love the colors, they are plenty saturated and Permalba has the only white I know that actually stays white after 2+ years of being exposed to the elements (tests have been done on this.)

I still find it funny that artists need to bash this brand or the other as if they need to prove to themselves that they have a superior product. In person, you would never have this conversation. On the internet, everyone has an opinion and seems to think theirs is the only right one.

Paint with what you like and be happy. Don't listen to the naysayers on Permalba. I have spent thousands on paint in my life. It is all personal preference, but don't just knock Weber products for being cheap. They have been making paint since the 20's. I think they know what they are doing...

Also, don't just take the word of someone on the internet as being gospel, make up your own mind on what YOU like best. Don't let someone else make that decision for YOU.

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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

Whoa! No need to be so defensive! The folks here are not bashing anything. This forum is where we come together and compare prices, paints, mediums, canvas, boards and anything else to do with oil painting. The members are ASKED for their opinions and they GIVE them. Anyone can either take the advice or leave it. And that is what this forum is all about! As a new member, perhaps you didn't realize that.

My personal OPINION is that I don't happen to like Permalba as the white that I have is in a plastic tube and has dried out over time...even though I have only used it very infrequently in the past.
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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

kommi1974 this thread is 5 1/2 years old.
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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

Quote:
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I've been using Permalba for over 10 years...
In your thread in Jan 2014 you stated you had just begun oil painting 4 monthes previously...

I thought the critiques above were fair and balanced.

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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

I'm closing this thread. It is 5 1/2 years old and was re-opened in an argumentative way towards people who haven't been on the forum in years. If you would like to discuss permalba paint please start a new thread.
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