Paints and Pigments (C1)

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  • Created on: 14-03-14 19:00

Ingredients in paint:

  • Pigments - a coloured substance used in paints or dyes. It is what gives the paint its colour
  • Binding medium - sticks the pigment to the surface being painted
  • Solvent - thins the paint so that it spreadds more easily

Oil paints:

  • oil based
  • pigmen is dispersed in oil which may dissolve in a solvent

Emulsion paints:

  • water based
  • ingredients dissolved in water

A colloid is a type of mixture in which one substance is spread out evenly in another substance. Colloids are different from solutions because none of the substances…


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