Rouge Porto is a pigment preparation created by Ocres de France in 2016.
This pigment is synthetic, without any danger for health or the environment. It is composed of 95% natural ingredients.
Warning : this pigment is likely to have a slight variation in color from one batch number to another, due to its composition (raw material not followed). Analysis bulletin on request.

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

Rouge porto 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 : beautiful bright red pulling towards the rose with a transparent binder. Fresh rose with a white binder.

This pigment is synthetic but it is composed of 95% natural ingredients.

Made in France.

History : during the 1950-1960 years, the American artist Mark Rothko uses red lithol in several of his works. He offers a series of paintings done with a palette of shades of this red pigment at Haward University in 1962. The works were installed in a bright room of the university. Over the years, the bright colors of the paintings turned darken to black. The specialists figure it out that the high brightness the paintings were subjected was responsible of the degradation of the pigment. The paintings were moved to a less exposed room in 1979. However, the damage on the paintings is considered as irreversible. The red porto is a reproduction of red lithol with better light hold. Pigment preparation created by Ocres de France in 2016.


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.


Data sheet

Chemical name
Mixture of natural iron oxides and organic pigments
Color Index
Bulk density
1340 g/l
UV resistance
Colouring power
Very good

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