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Specialty Chemistry Forums => Citizen Chemist => Topic started by: Carrie Englert on April 29, 2020, 11:20:36 PM

Title: Maison stains / pigments
Post by: Carrie Englert on April 29, 2020, 11:20:36 PM
I am trying to learn how to make watercolors with maison stains.  I believe the language is confusing.  Maison stains are oxides.  So would mason stains be a pigment that I could add a stabalizer to and end up with a with something that can be used as paint? Also, not to be confused with ceramics!
Title: Re: Maison stains / pigments
Post by: billnotgatez on April 30, 2020, 01:49:14 AM
I am confused
Mason Stains. Founded in 1842, Mason Color Works became the first company in America to manufacture colors for the ceramics industry. Mason's reputation persists for the quality and uniformity of its colors. Mason color can be used as a body stain, glaze or slip colorant, or may be brushed on with water for decoration.

Are you intending to use stuff used in ceramics for regular watercolor use

Link to company homepage (

I might contact the company and ask

I only use them with ceramic.
When I contacted the company a few years ago I got good help.