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AlkydPro Fast-Drying Alkyd Oil Colors are artist's colors for the 21st century.
Because AlkydPro Colors dry much quicker than traditional oil paints (within 20 hours), artists can complete paintings in a fraction of the time. The quick drying time also allows more creative freedom for artists who travel, paint plein air, or work in layers.
The binder used in AlkydPro Alkyd Oil Colors is a sunflower oil alkyd resin. Because they contain no linseed oil, AlkydPro Oil Colors won't yellow, crack, or dull over time. At the same time, every color offers a high pigment concentration and the buttery feel that is consistent with professional-quality paints. The high pigment concentration also means that colors are purer, and a larger tube size means paints stretch further, ensuring a better value for the artist.
AlkydPro Alkyd Oil Colors are compatible with traditional oils, mediums, mineral spirits, and turpentine, as well as with other alkyds. They also can be used to speed the drying time of oil paints. They contain no fillers, adulterants, or opacifiers.
AlkydPro Alkyd Oil Colors dry to a brilliant, flexible finish and retain their color intensity after drying.
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CAS AlkydPro ...too thick, too dry
from Fort Myers, FL
Comments about CAS AlkydPro Fast-Drying Alkyd Oil Colors:
Not going to use these again, they are like half dried cement and the tubes burst from the bottom. I lost half of an Alizarin Crimson when this happened. They need too much reworking to become pliable. I'll stick to plain oil before I'll use these again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear about the issues that you had with some of these tubes, and we're happy to replace those for you. Please look for an email from one of our Agents who will be in touch with more information.
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By carole the artist
from monroe, ny
I am an artist and I am painting a picture of a peacock that required turquoise - you had phthalo blue and could get it to me relatively quickly.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Just the ticket
from Aurora, IL
When working in layers on an art piece this fast drying oil is a time saver.
Great pigment load.
from Ontario, Canada
The pigment load is excellent. The paint is quite "juicy" although those that are used to traditional oils may find the consistency to be sticky. I have been using it wet-in-wet, only thinning to tone the canvas. The tinting strength is also excellent. Has a nice low-lustre finish. The only negative would be that it could have better body so as to hold the brush marks a little better instead of wanting to level out slightly.
Lots of Pigment
My only objection to these paints is that they dry too fast. I solved the problem by mixing some traditional oil paint with the CAS paint on my palette. This slows the drying time but the paint on my canvas is dry the next day.
Mixed feelings about Alkyds.
By Spencer the Artist
from Broomfield, Colorado
The advantage of alkyds is they dry quickly: You can paint and blend one day and the painting will be dry to the touch the next. The disadvantage is they dry too quickly and within an hour or two they tend to drag on the brush and, as someone said, they are like "painting with glue." They soon lack the buttery feel of regular oils such as M. Graham's. Still, they are great to work with if you can work within the time frame. I have found that adding OMS helps. Perhaps the manufacturer can provide other tips to lengthen their workability. I have found them to have rich colors with a high pigment load. They should work well as an underpainting where glazing and such with regular oils can be done the next day. "Fat over lean" is not a problem with them, but they are NOT to be painted over regular oil painting!
Great quality product
By Art Lifer
from Melbourne Australia
I love Alkyds and was really happy to find such a great product with the best extensive quality colour range available and most importantly having tube sizes up to 120 ml which is great for larger scale paintings
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Sets up too fast, intense heavily pigmented.
from Seattle, WA
I have used alkyds since W & N introduced them. When the EU required elimination of cadmiums I looked for alternatives.CAS is much more intense, more heavily pigmented than W & N or any other alkyd manufacturer I've used. Their pigment information is excellent. Their Alizarin Violet, for example, is so intense only a fragment colors Titanium white. It functions as a black.However, their paints unevenly set up - skim over - in the palette almost as soon as they're set out. The open time can be less than an hour. I complained to Blick about their Titanium white. Blick sent another tube, same story. Not only does it set up too soon but it's granular.I corresponded with CAS making them aware or the problem but as far as I know, no remedy. As for complaints about the tubes polymerizing prematurely, I wipe off the threads with a paper towel, dunk the end in thinner and wipe it off. I also use a wringer to close up the bottom of the tube. This practices reduce or eliminate the problem for me.
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on these oil colors. The AlkydPro are formulated to dry fast. If you find it drying on your palette, we recommend setting less out at a time. The granulation may be a defective batch and we would be happy to assist you with a return or exchange. You can reach our Customer Care team at 1.800.723.2787.
from Summerville, sc
I have only used alkyds a few times, but certain colors of these CAS alkyds just ran out of the tube. They were not at all creamy, instead they were gooey! I have tried Other brands and found the quality much better.
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing with us. Occasionally paints may settle in their tubes and some oil separation may occur. This excess oil is typically fine to pour off using an absorbent paper towel that is then properly disposed. You may also attempt to gently massage the tube, but this is not necessary and could result in damage to the tube. If you feel that your paints are defective, please give our Customer Care team a call at 1.800.723.2787. We are happy to see if we can help with a return or exchange.
Heavily pigmented but tube clogs up fast.
from Dundee, IL
I use these paint when I want an intense, fast drying film of paint. They are great for that but I end up losing a bit of the contents of the tube because it gets dried up at the top and is difficult to squeeze paint out. Don't buy these unless you plan to paint almost every day.
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