Paints and pigments

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What do paints contain and what are they known as?
Paints are colloids and they contain a solvent, binding medium and pigment.
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What is the base of an emulsion paint?
Water
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What are the advantages of emulsion paints?
They dry really quickly and don't produce harmful fumes, so they are ideal for painting things indoors.
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How do oil paints dry?
Oil paints dry in two stages, first the solvent evaporates and then the oil is oxidised by oxygen in the air before it turns solid.
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What is the binding medium?
The binding medium is a liquid that carries the pigments and holds the together. When the binding medium goes solid it sticks the pigments to the surface.
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Water

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What is the base of an emulsion paint?

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They dry really quickly and don't produce harmful fumes, so they are ideal for painting things indoors.

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Card 4

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Oil paints dry in two stages, first the solvent evaporates and then the oil is oxidised by oxygen in the air before it turns solid.

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Card 5

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The binding medium is a liquid that carries the pigments and holds the together. When the binding medium goes solid it sticks the pigments to the surface.

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Preview of the back of card 5
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Very interesting information, as an art lover I liked it. Keep in mind, however, that if you don't already have the tools you need to make your own paint pigments at home, it is often significantly cheaper to just buy commercial paint. However, where possible, this article will look at a number of different alternatives to various basic tools, which are often common household items, to keep your costs down.

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