Lascaux Studio Original is a universal acrylic paint for artwork, design and decorative purposes and is suitable for use with all painting techniques including airbrush and silk screening. It can be use for detail work as well as for wall designs and large area painting because it is so easy to apply. Its homogeneous coverage makes it ideal for creating monochrome surfaces: it has a high degree of spreadability and even amount of brightness. The difference in the appearance of wet and dry colours is minimal. Surfaces to be painted must be grease-free and can also be treated with primer or modelling paste depending on the desired amount of absorbtion and texture. It can be applied pure with a brush or spatula or as a glaze when thinned with water by up to 20%. Dried coats can be painted over with as many more coats as you want.
For use with an airbrush (nozzle size of at least 0.15 - 0.5 mm) Studio acrylic paint must be thinned with water. The ratio of paint to water should be between 1:1 and 1:3. For screen printing an additional screen printing agent for thickening the paint and slowing drying is necessary.
Finished work can be permanently protected with LASCAUX ACRYLIC TRANSPARENT VARNISH, which also makes it easier to clean. If a natural aging effect is desirable for a highly lightfast paint, the protective varnish should not be applied.
The set of 12 includes: titanium white, lemon yellow, permanent yellow medium, vermillion, carmine red, cobalt blue, ultramarine deep, permanent green light, emerald green, light ochre, English red, oxide black
Although the process for producing acrylic resin was patented as early as 1915, dispersions (dispersed particles suspended in a medium like water, gas, air) made with acrylic resins were not developed until the 1930s or industrially produced until around 1950. They were initially created as paints and varnishes for businesses, industry and households and also utilized for mural painting. They weren´t introduced in the European market as artist´s paints until the beginning of the 1960s. The further development of acrylic paints was directly influenced by adventuresome painters like the Mexican mural painters or American Pop-Art artists like Roy Lichtenstein or Andy Warhol.
The specific attributes of acrylic paints are determined by the use of pure acrylic binder systems. When wet, the binding agent is milky white and at first optically brightens the colour upon application. Only after having dried does the colour reveal the intensity of the pigments used in its making. Even thick coats of acrylic paint dry without developing cracks and are permanently elastic, waterproof and age-resistant as well. In contrast to oil and watercolours, acrylic paints can be applied to practically any clean and grease-free surface, e.g. canvas, paper, plaster, leather, metal and wood. Acrylic paint is water-soluble and can be removed with a wet cloth (as long as it is still wet!) – in addition, your tools and hands can also be cleaned with soap and water. These paints are practically odour-free, non-flammable and non-hazardous to your health.
Their uses cover a broad range: when thinned, they can be applied to produce a glazed effect like watercolours (and waterproof to boot!); when applied in a pasty consistency, relief-like surface textures can be achieved (just like oil paints!).