Ceracolors Primaries Sampler

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Ceracolors Primaries Sampler is a sampler set of three primaries and white. Ceracolors is water-soluble beeswax-based paint for professional artists, providing a wide range of painting techniques from thick impastos that can be sculpted to thin watercolor-like washes.

Ceracolors Primaries Sampler is a sampler set of three primaries and white. The sampler set of primary colors and white includes four colors (15ml tubes): Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White.

Composition and Permanence

Ceracolors Primaries Sampler
Contents:Cadmium Yellow Medium (15ml tube)
Cadmium Red Medium (15ml tube)
Ultramarine (15ml tube)
Titanium White (15ml tube)
Safety Information:

Cadmium itself is a heavy metal and is toxic, but cadmium pigments are not classified as dangerous for use in line with EC classification. The level of soluble cadmium in the pigments is so low that no hazard warnings are needed, and they pose no greater risk after swallowing or breathing in than other pigment types.

There are no acute or known chronic health hazards associated with the anticipated use of this product (most chemicals are not thoroughly tested for chronic toxicity). 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 inhaling spraying mists, sanding dust, 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.

Ceracolors is water-soluble wax paint that can be used for encaustic and wax painting techniques. Ceracolors make encaustic painting versatile because heat, electricity, and special tools are unnecessary.

Ceracolors is a wax paint for professional artists made from pharmaceutical-grade beeswax blended with other waxes derived from natural sources to provide higher melting temperatures. Ceracolors provide a wide range of painting techniques, from thick impastos that can be sculpted to thin watercolor-like washes. They are fast-drying colors suitable for all supports used for encaustic painting, yet they do not require any special tools or heated instruments. Use any brush suitable for water-based paint. Once dry, Ceracolors can be used in encaustic technique, allowing further sculpting and manipulation of the paint. The ingredients in Ceracolors are found in food and cosmetics, so they are not considered toxic.

The current range of Ceracolors are available in 50ml aluminum collapsible tubes, and mediums are available in 4 and 8-fluid-ounce jars.



Ceracolors dry in two stages. First, the paint dries rapidly due to the evaporation of water, so it is touch dry within a short time. After this initial period, the paint can be reopened with a wet brush. During the second stage, wax crystals coalesce as the paint cures. This can take several days or several weeks for thicker applications of paint.

Water Solubility

Ceracolors are thinned with water. The paint comes out of the tube as a paste and can be diluted to the consistency of watercolors. The water solubility of Ceracolors allows easy handling and cleaning.

Color and Optical Quality

Ceracolors are available in a wide range of colors that artists use in other professional-quality mediums. Ceracolors are formulated for high tinting strength, and the optical qualities of wax provide outstanding chroma.


Ceracolors are made with a blend of waxes microemulsified in water. Wax is soft with low scratch resistance, so artwork requires care when handling and storing.


Water-soluble wax paint is durable, as attested by the present state of preservation of Roman and Roman-Egyptian paintings of the first century in many museums worldwide.


Ceracolors are composed of ingredients that are not considered toxic—ingredients that are often found in food and cosmetics. There are no hazardous solvents or additives.


Rigid supports, such as wood, are best for wax painting techniques, but canvas and paper can also be used. Ceracolors can be applied to other materials, such as ceramics, glass, metal, or plastic.

Use Directions

Heat Setting

Uncured paint has limited wet scrub resistance, especially in thick layers. This resistance increases when the paint is fused by heat. A heat gun, hair dryer or pastry torch can apply heat.


With Ceracolors, you can apply thick passages of paint. However, like all paints that use water as a vehicle, you will experience some shrinkage during drying due to the evaporation of water. We recommend that thick impastos be built up by layering thinner paint applications and then fusing each layer with heat. The addition of Ceracolors Impasto Medium helps to avoid excessive volume loss upon drying.

Clean Up

Cleaning brushes and equipment is easy with soap and water. Dried Ceracolors water-soluble wax paint can be cleaned with household ammonia.

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California Proposition 65: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

WARNING: This product can expose you to cadmium sulfide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size). For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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