Rouge Cinabre is a pigment preparation created by Ocres de France in 2019. 
This pigment is synthetic, without any danger for health or the environment.

Pigment made by Ocres de France



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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 cinabre 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 50 g of pigment per kilo of whitewash.
Photo on the right : the pigment is mixed in the badisof plus at the rate of 20% so 200 g 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 : red vermillon with a transparent binder. Fresh bright pink with a white binder.

This pigment is 100% synthetic without any danger for health or for the environment.

Made in France.

: at the beginning, it was in China that cinnabar - red mercury sulphide - was used. Then, traces of it are found in Asia Minor and in Greece. The Romans imported it in Spain. It was a very expensive pigment. As a result, it is also one of the first pigments to be manufactured artificially from the 8th century. Nowadays, synthetic cinnabar is no longer compounded with mercury sulphide. Pigment created in 2019 by Ocres de France.  


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
Pigment synthétique fixé sur base minérale
Bulk density
897 g/l

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