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Staining colors

Staining colors are man-made dye-based pigments that stain the paper surface making it difficult to lift and return to the white of the paper. In general they are known for greater permanence and the hue is more intense, depending on the manufactor some brands stain more then others. If you happen to accenditally drop a little on your painting  if you catch it right away most times you can lift the spot of color out. If needed add drop of water on the spot then "blot" do not wipe.


Staining Colors in general
Bismuth Yellow, Cadmium Yellows, Winsor Lemon, Transparent Yellow, Aureolin, Gamboge Genuine, Bright Red, Cadmium Scarlet, Scarlet Lake, Vermilion Hue, Cadmium Red, Winsor Red, Rose DorĂ©, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Carmine, Permanent Rose, Permanent Magenta, Winsor Violet (Dioxazine), Winsor Blues, Prussian Blue, Winsor Greens, Winsor Emerald, Oxide of Chromium, Hooker’s Green, Permanent Sap Green, Olive Green, Gold Ochre, Quinacridone Gold, Venetian Red, Brown Madder, Perylene Maroon, Vandyke Brown, Indigo, Payne’s Gray, Neutral Tint
Light Staining Colors: Gold Ochre, raw umber, cadmium orange, cobalt blue, gamboge, cerulean blue, magenta
Heavy Staining Colors: Phthalocyanine blue, phthalocyanine green, phthalocyanine violet, dioxazine purple (Winsor violet), alizarin crimson, scarlet lake, sap green, Hooker's green

Staining pigments include the Winsors which are Winsor Yellow, Scarlet Lake, Winsor Red, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Violet, Winsor Blue and Winsor Green.
Non-Staining Colors: Emerald green, permanent rose, manganese blue, aureolin yellow, cobalt violet.

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