Roman Black Pigment Powder


100% Natural


Roman black pigment is a ground earthy lignite from Verona in Italy. This pigment has been used since the 15th century.

Roman black is a carbon black pigment that was traditionally made by burning organic materials such as resin or pitch. It has a warm, brown-black hue and is less opaque than ivory black. It was often used in the Renaissance and Baroque periods for its rich, deep colour.

Roman black pigment is a soft black with a brown hue in transparent binder.  It has a grey/brown hue in a white binder.

Roman black pigment is 100% natural.  Roman black is non-toxic and safe for your health and the environment.

Colour: Roman Black pigment (Noir De Rome) natural pigment

Details: Dry Ground Pigment Powder

Technical characteristics : Chemical name : manganese, iron

Apparent density : 750 g/l

UV resistance : good

Coloring power : good

Use : lime, wax, paint, plaster, fresco, glaze, cement, fine arts.
This pigment is in powder. For use in artistic paint, it should be finely ground in a mortar before mixing it with the binder.

Linseed oil : dilute the powder in some turpentine oil before adding it to linseed oil.
Paint with water/lime paste : dilute the pigment in some water to make it liquid before incorporating it into the paint.
Lime powder/cement/plaster : directly incorporate the pigment (up to 10% based on the weight of the binder), then mix in order to stain all of your binder.

These renderings can be similar for any white base mixed with this pigment. However, differences will be possible for the use of paints more or less loaded with titanium dioxide (white pigment), which will give a final color more or less light.

If you want to lighten a pigment, before coloring a transparent binder (linseed oil, wax, acryling binder, caparol, flour, etc), you can mix it with blanc Tiona 595 (white Tiona).

Color : Roman black pigment soft black slightly pulling toward brown with a transparent binder. Gray brown colored with a white binder.

This pigment is 100% natural.

Made in Italy. 
History : earth ground lignite from Verona in Italy, this pigment has been used since the 15th century.


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