What’s New!

Panspectra™ Colors are the result of innovative new technology for creating pigments that change color when viewed at different angles. These unique pigments yield bright, metallic finishes that exhibit incredible color shift, covering nearly the entire spectrum of visible light. These pigments are completely different from traditional organic or inorganic

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Just Make Paint

It may seem peculiar for GOLDEN, a manufacturer of acrylic paint products for artists, to feature a Do-It-Yourself Paint (DIY) segment in the JUST PAINT newsletter. However, it makes sense. Our Technical Department frequently receives calls from artists looking for tips for either making or modifying their existing paint. To

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Schools Sing the Blues Over Heavy Metals

Is your art department generating hazardous wastes? The answer to this question is being sought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as they focus enforcement efforts on universities and colleges across the country. Of course, art departments aren’t the only generators of hazardous waste in an educational environment. The list

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Some Historical Pigments and their Replacements

Alizarin Crimson (PR 83:1, ASTM III) Alizarin Crimson was created in 1868 by the German chemists, Grabe and Lieberman, as a more lightfast substitute to Genuine Rose Madder.  This was accomplished by isolating part of the madder root colorant, 1,2 dihydroxyanthraquinone (Alizarin), from the more fugitive 1,2,4 trihydrozyanthraquinone (Purpurin).  This is

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Historical Color Matches: Historically Significant Colors Recreated with GOLDEN Acrylics

Below are mixing ratios for historically important colors and some recently discontinued GOLDEN colors. We have tried to duplicate each hue as closely as possible, however, pigments often have unique attributes which make exact color matching impossible. When using this guide bear in mind which characteristics are important for your

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GOLDEN Molding Pastes Offer Many Textural Options!

Artists are often asking why our product is called “Molding Paste” while everyone else’s is called “Modeling Paste”, and is there any difference? First, I have no idea why the product was called Molding Paste. It can be placed in a mold, but it wasn’t particularly developed for that purpose.

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The Ever-Changing Artist’s Palette

Pigment is the very essence of paint. Regardless of the vehicle that is used to adhere it to the substrate, pigment selection is based on one simple criterion. The colorant must be the right hue. Once that factor is met, the artist can compare it to other available pigments of

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Gesso Survey Results Insightful for Subcommittee

Nearly 300 responses to Just Paint 4’s Gesso Survey for ASTM Subcommitee on Artist Materials! Many of the artists who took the time to complete and return the Gesso Survey we ran in Just Paint, Issue 4 also used that opportunity to ask questions and make comments about our products,

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Techniques for Cleaning Acrylic Paintings

As with any surface around the home, office, or especially, in a public place, paintings become a depository for airborne dust. They can also get touched occasionally, either inadvertently or purposefully, and may become soiled from the contact. Acrylic paintings have unique attributes that affect their propensity for attracting and

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