Before starting

The pigments and binders should be handled only by adults who can read and understand the information contained in the Safety Data Sheets that accompany each. The Safety Data Sheets manufacturers are available in English only.

Safety Data Sheets can be downloaded from our store. They are referenced with the same serial number as that of the manufacturer. If an error occurs, we will be happy to send it to you directly.

If you have any questions you can contact us and we will contact the manufacturer with your doubts. 

Good practice tips

Do not leave the product at of reach or view of children

Do not eat, drink or smoke on premises where yo handle with pigments. You should wash your hands thoroughly before and after working with pigments. Protective clothing should not leave the premises.

Avoid breathing pigment dust, use a protective mask. It is imperative that you use mask, goggles and gloves when you transfer pigments from a bags to a jars. This is especially important for pigments with very small particles, needle-shaped or toxic. It is also advisable to use protective aprons.

The new jars should be labeled with the name and reference of the original material.Avoid mixing powdered pigments, it is safer to mix paints.

Avoid prolonged contact of the pigments and binders with skin by wearing suitable protective gloves. If there is risk of eye contact goggles should be used.

Dust formation should be avoided or use masks to protect against particles. Never tip over pigments out of the jar as if they were a salt shaker, better take the amount you need with a tool. Never keep any jar uncovered after you used the pigment.

Prolonged inhalation of organic vapors should be avoided. When working with the encaustic medium (hot wax) it is of vital importance

  • not to overheat the medium more than 90ºC
  • use pigments which may be heated (according to manufacturers)
  • do not heat them over 90ºC
  • provide room ventilation and sufficient air renewal. Otherwise protective respirators must be used with appropriate filters.

Environmental tips

These good practice tips do not substitute the Safety Data Sheets of products, you must know its content and consult whenever you have doubts. MSDSs should be provided by your vendor, ask for it.

Safety Data Sheets

The Safety Data Sheets contain the information you need to handle a chemical substance with safety. It should be noted that some of the information may not be available due to lack of data. So it is considered good practice and advisable, to treat ALL PRODUCTS as potentially harmful.