MIXOL® is a highly concentrated, binder-free multi-purpose tinting concentrate – not a ready paint. It can't be used in pure form, but it can be added to almost any type of paint and coating materials.
All MIXOL®-Oxide tints are inorganic mineral pigments, being the oxide of various metals. These high quality pigments are light fast, weather proof and won't fade. MIXOL®-Oxide tints are most imporant for outdoor application and when working with high quality, complex materials. For best results, use MIXOL®-Oxide tints exclusively if you work with one of the following materials:
Use only MIXOL® oxide tints in varnishes low in or free from aromatic compounds or in paints containing silicate or silicone resin! (Red cap = oxide type!)
MIXOL® can be stored for many years and is thus extremely economical. Shake throughly before and close firmly after use so MIXOL® will not dry out or form lumps or skin.
MIXOL® is highly resistant to frost and heat, but temperatues below 41° F can cause thickening. After freezing it needs only to be thawed at room temperature. Then shake thoroughly and it is ready for use again.
Depending on the paint concerned, MIXOL® may be added up to a maximum of 10% by weight. But considering that it is highly concentrated, you can obtain best results by adding a minimum of MIXOL® . The maximum additions are:
In case of tinting lacquers sometimes MIXOL® cannot be mixed easily by hand, therefore use a stirring apparatus, if possible, to get optimal results and to avoid a rub-out effect. It is also important to test results after stirring! Always test for compatibility by means of a "rub-test". Brush on some of the tinted paint and immediately rub hard with your finger. If it turns a darker shade, the materials is either incompatible with MIXOL® or the concentrate has not been properly stirred in. Stir well again and repeat test. Add MIXOL® first and only then add the thinner if required.
For internal application (e.g., on new wood and other surfaces), MIXOL® also offers a multi-purpose concentrate White No. 25, which should be added to colorless coating and/or transparent paints, glazes, etc. to create a pickling effect.
MIXOL® multi-purpose tinting concentrates are an absolutely first-class product–"Made in Germany"–and have proved themselves for over 40 years.