Titanium Dioxide is a white, opaque and naturally- occurring mineral. It is then chemically processed to remove impurities It is odorless and absorbent.
Titanium dioxide may be added to products to obtain a better coverage and hide the surfaces’ imperfections (drywall joints, patch work, etc). Its excellent coverage properties creates an opaqueness to better cover the base surface. It is recommended to add on average 5%, up to a maximum of 10% (about 100ml per Liter).
Titanium Dioxide is also used to create the color WHITE.
Titanium Dioxide may be used with the Base 1, Novita and Tutti products. It is not necessary to add Titanium Dioxide to the Base 2 and Stucco Palladio as these products are very white in their untinted state.
Creating the Perfect White – Using Titanium Dioxide
Titanium Dioxide is the pigment used to create the colour white. It is a pure white powder with no undertones. The more Titanium Dioxide is added, the crisper and opaque the white will be. Depending on the opacity or brightness of the white required, the amount of Titanium Dioxide you will want to use can vary from 20ml to 75ml Titanium Dioxide per litre.
Color Rare paints and coatings come untinted with the pigments separately; this way you can test out and make changes at home and create your perfect "white". It is recommended to do a small test patch (ex. with one litre of paint), letting the paint dry and assessing the colour before tinting the full amount. From there, you can add more pigment to make the white crisper, or completely change colours with different pigments/ratios. It is important to write down the ratios of paint & pigments you use so you can recreate the same colour later. If you add in smaller increments the water and pigments you can always adjust with more/different pigments, add more water for different consistency.
EX: For 1 L of Base Plus, Novita or Tutti Paint: Combine 40ml titanium dioxide + 40ml lukewarm water in a small container. Mix until homogeneous (no lumps). Pour this mixture into your paint and mix well.
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