WINSOR &NEWTON WINTON OIL COLOUR
Winton is a traditional range of colours, made from moderately priced
pigments, and formulated for amateur artists or more accomplished
painters requiring large volumes of colour at an economical price
Winton Oil Colours have been made from pigments which offer as broad a palette as possible at an economical price. The spectrum has been selected to ensure that the largest number of colours can be mixed from the range. In addition, the Winton spectrum relates specifically to ArtistsÆ Oil Colours, providing clean colour mixing and helping artists upgrade to the superior range of ArtistsÆ Oils when ready.Formulation
. As with ArtistsÆ Oil Colour, every colour in the Winton range
is individually formulated to take advantage of the natural characteristics
of each pigment and to ensure stability of the colour.
Pigment load/tinting strength
A high level of pigmentation provides good covering power and tinting strength. While it canÆt match the superior pigment load of ArtistsÆ Oil Colours, the Winton range is stronger than many other artistsÆ quality ranges. The economical cost has been achieved through the use of moderately priced pigments rather than through lessening the pigment load to an unacceptable level. Winsor & Newton formulation, manufacture and quality control ensure a product of absolute excellence.
The Winton range has a more uniform consistency than ArtistsÆ and is a slightly stiffer product. It offers excellent retention of brush and palette knife strokes.
As with the ArtistsÆOil Colour range, the surface sheen of Winton is largely due to the pigment used. The level of gloss will therefore vary.
Wherever possible, the most permanent pigments have been selected for use with the Winton range. The Winsor & Newton
formulation and manufacture ensure that the product will remain stable
within the tube as well as offer the most permanent paint film possible
(when applied appropriately). To be sure of the permanence of any colour,
please refer to the ratings on the colour chart or tube labels. Drying time
All colours will become touch dry in 2-12 days. The different
drying rates are due to the different reaction of each pigment when mixed
with oil. Winsor & Newton formulate the colours to optimize drying rates,
helping artists to avoid the problems of slow drying underlayers. However,
the following list is a guide to the likely variations: