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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.
Made in the USA.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
These are excellent paints that require some adjustments
from Tehachapi, CA
Comments about CAS AlkydPro Fast-Drying Alkyd Oil Colors:
I love the brilliant colors of these paints. I also find I can paint the wet CAS right over another oil that is still wet & it maintains it color. The fact that it dries so fast works perfectly for me because I like to paint fast and spontaneously, but I can keep going past where I should have stopped. This CAS starts drying so I have to stop, which results in much better paintings. I have had color dry in the tube, so I've stoppred buying the large tubes. I especially love their premixed colors of Brilliant Blue, Brilliant Purple, & emerald green. I love the Pyrrol Red. If you want to loosen up & get bold colors, then you'll like these paints!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Myrtle Beach SC
from MMcKinney 143
So hard to find. Thank you for carrying them.
CAS AlkydPro ...too thick, too dry
from Fort Myers, FL
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.
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.
Just the ticket
from Aurora, IL
When working in layers on an art piece this fast drying oil is a time saver.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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