What epoxy pigments are there? Discover the magic of epoxy pigment!

To colorize epoxy, you can use epoxy pigment. These pigments are available in countless colours, sizes and varieties. But which epoxy pigments are there? It can be quite tricky to find the right pigments for your project. Whether you are an experienced artist or just starting to explore the world of resin art pigment, in this article you will learn all about the different types of pigments and how to use them to colour epoxy.

What are epoxy pigments?

Epoxy pigments are dyes specially designed for mixing with epoxy resin. They are available in powder, paste or liquid form and can be used to colour epoxy in a variety of applications, such as jewellery, coasters, artwork, tables and flooring. Several types of epoxy pigments are available, each with their own unique properties and effects.

1. Powder pigments

Powder pigments are highly concentrated dyes added in small quantities to epoxy resin to create intense colour. They are available in both natural and synthetic varieties and can be mixed to produce a wide range of colours. Some examples of powder pigments include:

  • Micapowder: this shimmering pigment comes from natural minerals and creates a beautiful pearlescent effect with a slight glitter in your epoxy resin. Looking for a colourful mica powder? Then check out the colourful MetalTintChromaTint or ChameleonTint powders. These pigments are available in more than 30 colours!

  • Glow-in-the-dark powder: this pigment absorbs light and then emits it in the dark, giving your epoxy resin a magical glow. Glow-in-the-dark powder (GlowTint) is available in aquamarine blue, green and cobalt blue. 

  • Metal powder: this pigment contains fine metallic particles and gives your epoxy resin a metallic sheen and depth. Looking for this type of pigment? Then take a look at Resi-Metal.

Features of powder pigments

  • Pearl effect in epoxy (light glitter).
  • Inexpensive pigments.
  • Very suitable for beginners.

2. Pigment paste

Pigment pastes are concentrated dyes in a thick, creamy consistency. They are easy to mix with epoxy resin and provide even, intense colour. The nice thing about pigment pastes is that you need very little pigment (only 3%) to give epoxy a beautiful colour. Pigment pastes are ideal for creating detailed patterns and designs in your epoxy projects such as screeds and artwork. These epoxy pigments are available in a wide range of colours and are even available in all RAL colours at Polyestershoppen!

For Resin Art applications, the elegant ResiTint MAX en PastelTint colours are widely used.

Features of pigment paste

  • You need very little pigment.
  • Gives epoxy an even colour.
  • Available in all RAL colours.

3. Liquid pigments

Liquid pigments are dyes dissolved in a liquid, usually water or alcohol. They are easy to mix with epoxy resin and provide transparent to semi-transparent colour, depending on the amount used. Liquid pigments are ideal for creating subtle colour effects and mixing different colours to produce unique shades. Examples of liquid pigments include Piñata Alcohol InkTransTint and Resi-Tint Acrylic Ink.

Features of liquid pigments

  • Gives a transparent or semi-transparent colour.
  • Suitable for subtle colour effects.
  • Possibility of creating special effects (alcohol ink).

How do you use epoxy pigments?

Using epoxy pigments is easy and fun! Follow these steps to colour your epoxy resin:

  1. Choose the pigment type and colour(s) you want to use.
  2. Prepare your epoxy resin according to the instructions on the package or manual. Mix the resin and hardener thoroughly in the correct ratio.
  3. Add the pigment to the epoxy resin. Start with a small amount and add more if necessary to achieve the desired colour intensity. Mix the pigment thoroughly with the resin until there are no lumps and the colour is evenly distributed. Check the packaging or our website to see the correct dosage for each pigment.
  4. Pour the coloured epoxy resin into your mould or onto your project surface. Use a spatula or other tool to spread the resin and create patterns or designs.
  5. Allow the epoxy resin to cure according to the instructions of the resin used. The curing process may vary depending on the type of epoxy resin and environmental conditions.

Epoxy pigments from Polyestershoppen

At Polyestershoppen, you will find a wide range of pigments in countless colours, shapes and sizes. We have carefully selected our range so that you are always assured of the highest quality for your project. Many pigments are assembled in our own production facility using professional pigment machines. This allows us to guarantee high quality. Would you like to know more about epoxy pigments? Then contact our products specialists. We will be happy to help you!

View all creative pigments in the "Resin Art and art" category or the product page of epoxy pigment in RAL colours.

Unleash your creativity with epoxy pigments!

Now that you know all about the different types of epoxy pigments and how to use them, it's time to create your own unique and colourful projects. Whether you want to make a beautiful piece of jewellery, create an eye-catching piece of art or give your furniture and floors a new look, epoxy pigments offer endless possibilities to express your creativity. So what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of epoxy colours and get inspired!

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