Lustre is fascinating, lustre shows value. Precious metals, pearls, crystal, jewels and silk were always in great demand. The eye can distinguish the smallest nuances from gleaming to resplendence and sparkling. Pearls are forming from a grain of sand getting into a mussel, and the mussel covers the with thin layers of protein and calcium carbonate. Interference colours results from different reflections in different depths. The iridescent play of colours is well known from feathers, butterflies and beetles. These effects can be imitated with KREIDEZEIT Pearl Gloss Pigments.
- Physiologically harmless
- can also be used in food packaging and coatings for children’s toys
- Resistant to diluted acids and alkalis
- Environmentally friendly
- practically insoluble in water and free of heavy metals
- Non-combustible and weatherproof
- Heat resistant up to 800 °C
Pearlescent pigments have a core of natural mica coated with one or more layers of metal oxide.
Silver luster pigments: Mica core coated with a thin layer of titanium dioxide.
Interference pigments: Mica core coated with a significantly thicker layer of titanium dioxide.
Certain colour effects can be achieved by precisely maintaining defined layer thicknesses. In the angle of gloss, for example, a shimmering green is visible, while in transmitted light the complementary colour (red) is visible.
Gold luster pigments: Mica core, coated with two layers of titanium dioxide and iron oxide.
Metallic luster pigments: mica core with an iron oxide layer.
When using the product, the complete Product information must be observed.
Pearlescent pigments only have an effect if they are applied in a colourless binder, e.g. Wall Glaze Binder, Multi Purpose wax, floor oils, waterglass, or they are applied to Stuccolustro or Tadelakt with the soap layer.
The content of pearlescent pigments on the binding agent content should not exceed 5 – 8 %. For one litre of Multi Purpose Wax, for example, approx. 50 g pearlescent pigment is needed.
strong>Mixing the Pigments
The desired binding agent should be mixed thoroughly but gently (kitchen mixer, wood stirrer, whisk). Since the thin pigment plates are fragile, a strong mechanical treatment would lead to a loss of gloss, please do not use a high-speed mixer.
• Pigment Guide Pearl Gloss Pigments
Do not mix different interference pigments with each other; the result is not a new interesting colour shade, but an unattractive grey. Do not mix pearl gloss pigments pigments with other pigments, the gloss effect is immediately lost. The gold, silver and metallic lustre pigments can be mixed together.
The application of perl gloss pigments on opaque coloured substrates allows many other colour effects; there are no limits to your imagination.
We would like to point out that the color tones cannot always be displayed correctly by different monitors and their settings. The same applies to self-produced prints of these colours. In order to get a better or true-to-original impression of our colours, we recommend the purchase of our colour cards with original coats or our printed, free flyers.
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