Natural Oil Colours
Pigment pastes in linseed oil that provide bright, warm, transparent patinas and an optimum light stability.
OLD WOOD's extensive Natural Oil Colours collection has been developed specifically for application on wooden instruments, and offers natural colours prepared to save time and make the applier’s job easier.
OLD WOOD has created a “PIONEERING” system of pigment pastes that include different tonalities or hues of the prime colours (red, yellow and blue), using 100% natural red, yellow and brown pigments.
The warm tones, those used by the classical maestros, combined with blues and greens, enable the luthier to create his own palette of colours.
Cochineal Deep Purple (Coccus cacti)
OLD WOOD, start with the original luminous and bright deep red pigment with bluish tones
Walnut – Dark Brown (Junglans regia)
Walnut – Dark Brown is the neutral hue that OLD WOOD has developed to correct the red hue.
Sorghum – Venetian Red (Sorghum Halepense)
Extract from the sorghum plant, belonging to the graminaceae family
Lac Dye – Cherry Red ( Coccus Laca )
OLD WOOD processes the traditional Indian lac to obtained a shiny red with strong brown and deep purple hues, and great transparency.
Indigo – Blue (Indigora Suffructicosa Mill)
This dye is extracted from plants of the genus Indigofera, of the family Fabaceae and the species suffructicosa mill.
Cosmos – Golden Yellow (Cosmos sulphureus Cav.)
OLD WOOD processes these complex dyes to create two golden hues, the other more yellow with bright orange tones ( Golden Yellow ).
Cosmos – Golden Oak (Cosmos sulphureus Cav.)
The main colouring agent in Cosmos sulphureus is a pentahydroxy chalcone hexoside, an anthochlorine type flavonoid generically known as coreopsin
Chlorophyll – Green (Chlorophyllaceous)
The pigment chlorophyll complements the red pigments that are so profusely used in string instruments, creating harmony through complementarine
Madder Lake Red (Rubia tinctorum L.)
It is obtained from the root of the madder, a plant belonging to the Rubiaceae family, cultivated in the Mediterranean and Middle East.
Madder Lake Brown Red (Rubia tinctorum L.)
This is one of the most stable natural pigments, and for centuries it was the most commonly used red dyestuff.
Pernambuco – Golden Brown (Caesalpina echinata)
Originating in Asia, it was much appreciated in Europe in the 15th and 16th C. as a bright red dye.
Weld - Indian yellow (Roseda Luteola L.)
Yellow pigment very stable, and with a vegetable origin (roseda luteola L. ).
a very transparent yellow pigment, deep and luminous with a touch of orange