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  • Cadmium Red Medium Oil Paint Color Swatch Cadmium Red Medium Oil Paint Color Swatch

Cadmium Red Medium Oil Paint

Quick Overview

A highly saturated, middle red with excellent lightfastness. This is opaque red features very high tinting strength and moderate drying properties. Learn more.

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Cadmium Red Medium Oil Paint Color Swatch

Cadmium Red Medium 50ml

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Cadmium Red Medium is a highly saturated, middle red with excellent lightfastness. It is not too blue and not too yellow—right in the middle of red. This is opaque red features very high tinting strength and moderate drying properties.

Composition and Permanence

Cadmium Red Medium
Color: Red
Binder: Linseed oil
Additive(s): None
Pigment Information
Pigment: Cadmium Red
Pigment Classification: Synthetic inorganic
Colour Index: Pigment Red 108 (77202)
Chemical Name: Cadmium Sulfoselenide
Chemical Formula: CdS,CdSe
CAS No. 58339-34-7
Code: 543
Series: 7
Opacity: Opaque
Tinting Strength: High
Drying Rate: Medium
ASTM Lightfastness: I
Safety Information:

Based on toxicological review, there are no acute or known chronic health hazards with the anticipated use of this product. Always protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts, and concentrated vapors. Contact us for further information or consult the MSDS for more information.

Cadmium pigments are extremely insoluble compounds of calcined cadmium zinc sulphide and cadmium sulpho-selenide. Cadmium pigments are universally compatible and are recommended for high performance applications where thermal stability, chemical stability and weatherfastness are critical parameters. The level of cadmium solubility is tightly controlled to ensure compliance with: Council of Europe Resolution AP (89) 1 Food Contact Limits; USA TCLP Waste Leaching Limits; Safety of Toys Directive 88/378/EEC (EN71: Part 3 relates to finished toy compliance). Cadmium pigments are registered as non-hazardous substances under REACH in 2013 and are regulated under Annex XVII of the REACH legislation (1907/2006).

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Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artist Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.

All images of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We have taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you get may vary.

Color Swatch Note: The color swatch was created with a thick application (left side) of color and a tint (right side) made with equal parts of color and titanium white and applied on acrylic primed cotton canvas.

Drawdown Note: The image of the "drawdown" contains a pre-mixed paint film of 6 mil (0.006 inch) thickness applied to a standard test card for the purposes of examining color consistency, opacity, and other qualities. The drawdowns show the color full strength (mass tone), on the left, and mixed in a 1:2 ratio with titanium white on the right. The bottom area of the drawdowns is scraped to show undertones.

Additional Information

SKU 820-543
Processing Time Usually ships within 24 hours.
Vendor Rublev Colours
Color Red
Swatch No
Videos No
Tutorials No

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