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Oil paint: what's the pigment, binder, and vehicle?

Oil paint: what's the pigment, binder, and vehicle?

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Pigment is color in powder form. An example is lamp black; it was first made from the soot of kerosene lamps ground fine. Binder is a substance used to hold pigment together and make it adhere; in the previous example, linseed oil would be the binder for the lamp black pigment. Vehicle is a medium acting as a solvent, carrier, or binder for paint; turpentine or mineral spirits would be a vehicle but so would linseed oil as well to help dilute the paint and help it cover a large area. Hope that helps and thanx.

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