L'ocre abricot de Puisaye (= apricot ochre from Puisaye) is extracted in a clay quarry of Puisaye (whose "discovery" is ochre), in the Bourgogne area, then baked, grinded and conditioned in the factory of Ocres de France, in Apt. 
This pigment is 100% 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.

Ocre abricot de Puisaye 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).

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 : orange red with a transparent binder. With a white binder, we get a light apricot hue.

This pigment is 100% natural.

Made in France.

: l'ocre abricot de Puisaye (= apricot ochre from Puisaye) is extracted in a clay quarry of Puisaye (whose "discovery" is ochre), in the Bourgogne area, then grinded, baked and conditioned in the factory of Ocres de France, in Apt. Bourgogne ocherriers and Provence ocherriers have been historically linked for more than a century. Mid-nineteenth century, the ochre industry is at its peak : the production reaches 18 000 tons and is exported worldwide. From 1875, the ore becomes more and more rare and so more expensive. We must proceed to underground extraction by wells and galleries. Operation costs increased. After 30 years of quasi-monopole, the ochre of Bourgogne strongly feels the competition of the ochres of Vaucluse, exploited in open quarries in the communes of Gargas, Gignac, Mormoiron, Roussillon, Rustrel, Saint-Pantaléon, Villars and Villes-sur-Auzon. Several Puisaye operators, including Gustave Parquin and Georges Lechiche, have long been convinced of the need to merge the various companies into one because of the competition from too many operators. They achieved their end by succeeding to convince most of their colleagues and they created two companies : le Comptoir des Ocres in 1892 and Ocres de France in 1901.


Our packaging :

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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Chemical name
Natural iron oxide (Kaolinite-Goethite)
Color Index
Bulk density
685 g/l
UV resistance
Colouring power
Very good

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