What’s Black, Brown, Red, Yellow and Asphaltum and can go outside? Exploring Exterior Paint Colors

Exterior Paint Pigments

Have you heard? FauxCréme™ Color Trans Oxide is the new black.  And Red, Yellow, Brown and Asphaltum.  I have another favorite product here that I’m adding to everything from my plasters like Sandstone™, RsPlaster™ and StucoLux™, as well as glazes for furniture with FauxCréme Clear™ and AquaCreme™.


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Please welcome FauxCréme™ Color Trans Oxide.


Faux Effects®  has a large range of acrylic and water-based colorants perfect for tinting glazes and plasters, but these…oh my.  Not only are they gorgeous colors all on their own—no need to mix 5 colors to get a rich tone but these are UV safe so you can create a deep wood tone glaze that can go exterior!  Yes, exterior!   Celebrate with me!  For those of you who love everything Stain and Seal™ like I do, it probably hurts your heart a little to know you can’t glaze exterior projects like a garage door or those interior areas that receive a substantial amount of direct sunlight.  Even with a UV resistant top coat like AquaGard™ UV, I wouldn’t chance it. This is where FauxCréme™ Color Trans Oxide colors have saved my life.  Figuratively speaking, of course.   Yes, you can still use the earth tones of FauxCréme™ Colors, but when you need the depth for wood tones, there is no comparison to the Trans Oxide colors. The one color I reach for the most is Asphaltum.  This is quite frankly—the perfect brown.  It has the perfect amount of warmth with a slight red undertone.  Here is a little color chart so you can see for yourself.


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As you can see these are very rich, vibrant tones PERFECT for wood tone glazes and refinishing furniture.  Also, they have a very nice translucency to them so they don’t appear cloudy or too opaque on your surface.  There are 5 colors—Black, Brown, Yellow, Red and Asphaltum.  These are great choices for tinting any of your Faux Effects products.  I even find I need less of this pigment compared to the original Faux Créme Colors™ because of their intensity.  Makes it nice when you don’t want to add a cup of colorant.  For more info on what colorants made by Faux Effects are exterio-rated, check out the blog here.  Not all colorants are created equal!


I really hope you check these bad boys out—if you are ever near our Studio here in Southern California, stop by for a visit!  We’d love to meet you and show your more, and I will even make you your very own little color chart.  I know this is one product we all need in our creative arsenal.


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