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Newsletter 06-2020

Kremer Pigmente

Surface Design

The effect of natural, smooth surfaces is based on the color, shape and size of the pigment particles contained.
At big distances and with intense lighting, color is the most important property of a surface. If the surface is painted or varnished with very small particles, then color is the most important factor for our perception (ordinary pigment particles have a size of 50 microns to less than 1 micron). Each colored particle has an individual reflection spectrum when illuminated. Each pigment can be clearly analyzed on the basis of these spectra.
It is important for the perception of the particles whether the particles have an irregular or a regular surface structure. Round polished beads and smooth platelets have a different reflection than irregular surfaces of pigment particles.
The irregular particle shapes have the most neutral color effect. There is no directional bundling in the reflection. Larger glass beads, which are used in reflection colors, are particularly important. With their mirror-like reflection behavior, platelets, such as mica or pearlescent pigments, create metal effects or serve as iridescent pigments. The choice of different effects is very large.
Humans can perceive pigment particles from around 80 microns as individual particles without aids such as magnifying glasses or microscopes. If there is a single, bright particle on a black polished surface, then such a pigment particle can be seen up to size of about 10 microns. A closer look reveals the effect of coarser particles. At a distance of many meters, the effect of the particle size is only smal. In order to create even surfaces, particles with a size smaller than 40 microns must be used.
If you want to recreate natural sandstones or granites, larger particles will create a mare naturalistic surface effect. We offer various, colored sands for the production of special mortars which complement building stones with a visible surface. With the appropriate mixture and the right grain sizes, stone substitute compounds can be individually adapted to the original stone. It is recommended to use sands with the same chemical bond as the original rock.
Carbonate bond
The following limestones and marble types have a strong carbonate bond: white sands from Carrara and Verona, Mori yellow, Prugna brown-red, San Ambrogio brownish and black marble from Nero Ebano and Travertin.
Verde Alpi (Alpine green) is a mixture of carbonate and silicate bonds.
Silicate bond
Silicate bonds are predominantly found in granite, gneiss and volcanic rocks: cristobalite, quartz sand, quartzite as well as granite and basalt. Black basalt sand has found a special application as sand in ornamental fish aquariums.

The entire range of colored sands can be found at:
Fillers & Building Materials

#58676 Quartz Sand, light gray, 0.1 - 0.3 mm
very fine sand

#58686 Quartzite Orange, 0.1 - 0.3 mm
very fine sand

#58816 Gneis Green, 0.1 - 0.3 mm
fire-dried, very fine sand

#58824 Granite Yellow, 0 - 0.3 mm
fire-dried, fine powder


Kremer Tempera

fast drying paint medium

This modern tempera combines historical technique with new technology. Without any synthetic additives and solvents.

The unique properties of the Kremer Tempera ensure excellent adhesion to oil and semi-oil primers. The medium allows the painter to work quickly as up to 10 coats can by applied by day. The paint dries within a few minutes and has a satin gloss.

Kremer Tempera can be used as a standalone painting medium for pigments or as an additive for oil paints. Find more information at: Kremer Tempera

Available with order number #79255


Pigments special offer: Remaining historic stock

While stock last.

#99700 Green Earth Hue

#99710 Fashion Blue

#99720 Violet, dark, organic

#99730 Pink Dye, strong coloring effect, water soluble


Kremer Pigmente Recipe Books

in German, English and French (NEW)

Manual for paint manufacturing in the fields of watercolor, emulsion paint, wall paint, oil paint, acrylic paint and other pigment applications.

#992101 Recipe Book in English
#992100 Livre de Recettes in French
#990226 Rezeptbuch in German


New Retouching Brush

curved ferrule

The miniature brush with a triangular handle is perfect for difficult to reach places e.g. in model building. The round, very thin tip allows the finest details to be painted. In addition, this brush is characterized by extremely high liquid absorption and excellent dimensional stability.

#850045- Retouching Brush, Red Sable
-02 size 5/0: visible length of hair: 5 mm, Ø 1,6 mm
-04 size 00: visible length of hair: 6,5 mm, Ø 1,8 mm
-06 size 0: visible length of hair: 7,5 mm, Ø 1,9 mm


Kremer Pigmente at international fairs


25. - 27. September 2020
in Cremona (Italy)


14. - 16. October 2020
in Florenz (Italy)


28. - 31. October 2020
in Paris (France)


05. - 07. November 2020
in Leipzig (Germany)