Noir d'Ivoire is a  pigment preparation designed by Ocres de France in 2016 and perfected in 2021. True ivory black was obtained by calcination of animal bones. For a long time, and fortunately for our animal friends, it is now obtained from iron oxide and plant-based charcoal. The name remained in order to signify the resemblance of the color.
This pigment is 97% natural.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

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Uses : lime paint, lime coating, wax, paint, plaster, fresco, glaze, cement, fine artsflour paint.
This pigment is in powder. For use in artistic painting, it should be ground finely in a mortar before mixing it with the binder.

Noir d'Ivoire mixed with linseed oil

Linseed oil : dissolve the powder in a little bit of turpentine before adding it to the linseed oil.
Water-based paint/fatty lime : dilute the pigment in some water to make it liquid before incorporating it into the paint.
Lime powder/cement/plaster : directly incorporate the pigment (up to 10% based on the weight of the binder), then mix in order to stain all of your binder.

Maximum dosage : The maximum dosage is 10% compared to the binder used. Above 10% it is recommended to incorporate fixators and adjuvant (lime use).

Photo on the left : the pigment is mixed in the Badisof Plus (limewash ready to use which you can find in our deco range) at the rate of 5% so 50g of pigment per kilo of whitewash.
Photo on the right : the pigment is mixed in the Badisof Plus at the rate of 20% so 200g per kilo of whitewash.

These renderings can be similar for any white base mixed with this pigment. However, differences could be possible for the use of paints more or less loaded with titanium dioxide (white pigment), which will give a final color more or less light. If you want to lighten a pigment, before coloring a transparent binder (linseed oil, wax, acryling binder, caparol, flour, etc), you can mix it with blanc Tiona (= white Tiona).

Color : dark gray with a clear binder. With a white binder, ivory black gives us a beautiful anthracite.

This pigment is 97% natural.

Made in France.

: this pigment is a pigmentary preparation made in 2016 and has been perfected in 2021. The real black Ivory was obtained by the calcination of animals bones. Since a long time and fortunately for our friends the animals, it is now obtained from iron oxides and plant-based charcoal, from a French sawmill. The name has remained to signify the ressemblance of color.  


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We use recyclable PET jars, to throw away, cleaned, in the yellow bins ; and glass jar that you can clean and sterilize for other uses even for food storage.


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