Aditional Data:
Product Type : Mica
Vegan : Yes
Soaps : Yes
Epoxy Resin : Yes
Acrylic : Yes
FDA-Permitted for External Use : Yes
FDA-Permitted for Eye Area Use : Yes
FDA-Permitted for General (Including Lips) Use : Yes
FDA-Permitted for Bath Bombs Use : Yes


EPOXY/RESIN :
2 grams per 8 ounces 
(2 gr per 230ml)
The most common question that we receive is “How much pigment per gallon of epoxy?” This is a very valid question and unfortunately there is no set answer due to the numerous types of applications and variations. This is why we recommend 2 grams per 8 oz and add as desired.

For example: Are you looking for an opaque or transparent look? Lighter colors may take more pigment to achieve the color.


Why micron sizes matter:

PLEASE be aware of the micron sizes of the pigment. The larger the micron, the larger the particle.

Typical pigments average 10-60um. 

Be aware that larger micron sized pigments will most likely have a heavier density which will cause the pigment to sink faster in fresh epoxy such as deep pours. For example, our Icicle or 14k Nugget Gold is 200-700um and will most likely sink in fresh epoxy faster. To alleviate sinking either let the epoxy settle up a little bit. Or, come back through your project to “stir” it a little more.


ACRYLIC POURING RATIOS:
Courtesy from Justin Salley. 
For more tutorials, visit his Youtube page www.youtube.com/@justinsalleyart/

STEP #1 - MIX YOUR POURING MEDIUM
3 parts untainted base paint like Enamel. (ONGETINTE BASIS VERF/Pouringmedium)  1 part JOSONJA Polyurethane Water Based Gloss Varnish. Mix gently folding paint and varnish together until they are completely mixed, Go Slow to reduce mixing bubbles.

STEP #2 - DISPERSING PIGMENTS INTO YOUR MEDIUM
Pour 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ((2,5 tot 5mlof JOSONJA Gloss Varnish into mixing container. Add around a teaspoon (5GR) of Pigment (I generally add a little more) into your container with the JOSONJA. Mix until all Pigments have dissolved into a liquid making sure to stir any clumps out at this time.

STEP #3 - COMBINING YOUR POURING MEDIUM & DISPERSED PIGMENTS
Add around 3 Tablespoons (45ml) of Pouring medium into your Dispersed Pigments. Mix thoroughly, being slow and folding rather than whipping, this will minimize the air bubbles.  

STEP #4 - WHAT IF?
◦ If your new mixed color seems to thick - Add a small amount of JOSONJA and stir until you reach the desired consistency. 
◦ If your new mixed color seems to thin - Add a small amount of untinted base paint and stir until you reach the desired consistency.


SOAP RATIO'S
Cold process - 2 tsp per lb of oils

Hot process - ½ tsp lb of MP base


AUTOMOTIVE/REMOVABLE PAINT RATIOS:

Peelable Automotive Coatings (Plasti Dip, HaloEFX, P1Coatings, Pro Line, Autoflex, Etc.) - 50 Grams Per Gallon


Standard Automotive Clears - 25 Grams Per Quart

Appliance Paint And Coatings - 25 Grams Per Quart

Architectural Coatings (Interior And Exterior) - 10-20% By Weight

Wall Paper And Other Architectural Paper Coatings - 1-5% By Weight


Peelable Coatings:
◦ The majority of our pigments can be sprayed through a 1.2 tip
◦ Be aware of the micron size. The larger the particle you may have to go to a larger tip.
◦ The pigments can be mixed with the base color or mixed into the clear and sprayed over the base color.
◦ The base color may impact the overall color of the pigment.
◦ Light colored pigments yellows, pinks, etc., we recommend using a white base or a like colored base. 
◦ Dark colored pigments, we recommend using a black or dark colored base


Automotive Paint:
◦ The majority of our pigments can and have been used for automotive.
◦ The majority of our pigments can be sprayed through a 1.2 tip
◦ Three ways to use our pigments for spraying:
◦ Mix directly into the base color to create a unique blend
◦ Mix and spray with your mid clear over the base color
◦ Mix and spray with your top coat. Typically we do not recommend this due to the possibilities of striping. Also, we use the top coat as a UV
protector or possible sanding of the top coat, etc.


Industrial, Plastics, Glass coating ratios:

 

Vinyl Wrap And Plastic Films - 5-10% By Weight

Plastic Bottles - 1-2% By Weight

Masterbatch - 10-30% By Weight

Plastic Resins - 0.2-0.5% By Weight

Rubber Polymers And Latex - 5-15% By Weight

Glass - 1-10% By Weight

Candles - 5-10% By Weight


Graphic Ink & Screen printing ratios

Flexographic Inks (Packing Materials) - 15-25% By Weight


Offset Printing Ink - 5-10% By Weight

Screen Printing And Screen Inks - 10-30% By Weight

Textile Printing And Textile Inks And Pastes - 5-10% By Weight

Gravure Inks - 5-15% By Weight


Cosmic ratios

Lotions - 1-5% By Weight

Lipstick And Pigmented Lipgloss - 5-10% By Weight

Eyeshadow - 15-80% By Weight

Nail Polish - 5-25% By Weight

Shampoo - 0.1-2% By Weight


Firearm (Cerakote) Ratios

Our pigments can be used for both Cerakote and KG Gunkote clears. Below are just some references.

◦ 5 grams of pigment per 4oz
◦ Typically recommend a black base. For light colored pigments such as
yellows, pinks, etc. you may want to try a light colored base. ALWAYS test before full application.
◦ 3 coats for full saturation. Some colors may require less.
◦ Stay with pigments with a 10-60um micron size. All particle sizes are listed
on our product pages or you can find them on our Pigment Information List.
◦ Recommend using a .80 spray nozzle. Some use 1.0 for clears.


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Netherlands
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Email: saskiasmitart@gmail.com