Ethnographic Arms & Armour

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > Ethnographic Weapons
User Name
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 19th May 2012, 07:13 PM   #1
ariel's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 4,072
Default Coloring epoxy putty

Epoxy putties usually come in a whitish/greyish color after mixing.
Do you know what kind of pigments is good to change the color and where can I get them?
ariel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2012, 07:44 PM   #2
kronckew's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CSA Consulate, Rm. 101, Glos. UK: p.s. - Real Dogs Have Feathering.
Posts: 2,672

what color are you shooting for?

you can buy epoxy putty in various primary colors as well as black & white & mix them. steel, aluminum, copper & bronze colors also are out there.

if you are desiring to match wood colors, there is a co. that makes an epoxy wood putty that comes in various wood colors with a color matching chart to tell you how much of each to mix for a particular wood color.

googling might find what you are after.

if you already have the putty & are looking for powdered pigments to add, try an artists supply store for dry pigments. you may need to experiment.

the only colorants i've tried were powdered charcoal (from burnt toast & pulverised in a mortar/pestle) or powdered wood filings, but in clear epoxy. finely chopped colored nylon paracord mixed in to clear epoxy worked as a filler for something i tried once.
kronckew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2012, 08:45 PM   #3
Ferguson's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Kernersville, NC, USA
Posts: 765
Send a message via AIM to Ferguson

Texas Knifemakers supply sells epoxy colorants, that I have used. They work well, and go a loooooong way.

Ferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2012, 11:00 PM   #4
A. G. Maisey
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,838

For better than 50 years I've used ordinary artists powder pigments to colour epoxies. Burnt umber is probably the most useful colour.

Mix the epoxy first, then mix in a tiny quantity of the pigment.
A. G. Maisey is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:54 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.