Natural Black Oxide 50ml

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Rublev Colours Natural Black Oxide is from the French quarries in the heart of the Luberon Massif. It is neutral in undertone and is non-greasy, compared to carbon blacks. Learn more.

Rublev Colours Natural Black Oxide is deep black with high tinting strength, opaque and brushes long. This mineral black is from the last remaining European companies operating the ochre deposits in the French quarries in the heart of the Luberon Massif. A dense, opaque color that is absolutely permanent, black oxide is a natural mineral iron oxide. It is comparatively neutral in undertone and is non-greasy when compared to carbon blacks. It is a useful color when these qualities are required.

Composition and Permanence

Natural Black Oxide
Binder:Linseed oil
Pigment Information
Pigment:Black Iron Oxide
Pigment Classification:Natural inorganic
Colour Index:Pigment Black 11 (77499)
Chemical Name:Natural Iron Oxide from magnetite ore
Chemical Formula:Fe3O4
Tinting Strength:High
Drying Rate:Medium
ASTM Lightfastness:I
Safety Information:There are no acute or known chronic health hazards associated with the anticipated use of this product (most chemicals are not fully tested for chronic toxicity). Always protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts and vapors from heating. Conforms to ASTM D-4236

For a detailed explanation of the terms in the table above, please visit Composition and Permanence.


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.

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BrandRublev Colours
VendorRublev Colours
Processing TimeUsually ships the next business day.
Size50 ml

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