Paints have evolved greatly over the past 100,000 years. In archaic times, minerals and organic based pigments were used for painting in the regions of South Africa.
Materials like Iron Oxide and Charcoal were used as a binder. However, as civilizations emerged and the art of paint making became common, various other textures and raw materials were experimented to find viable solutions. Around 5000 years ago, in Greece and some part of modern Egypt, beeswax and egg yolk became popular binders. Egg yolks were considered sturdy binders because they not only dried quicker but were also stronger in terms of binding the substances together. In fact, egg yolks when mixed with the right pigments resulted in long-lasting paints. Interestingly, these materials are still used as binders in modern day painting, however other popular materials have also come to light. For example, linseed oil became a popular carrier in the 20th century to make paints fluid and enhance the texture. This oil makes it possible for the paint to become consistent such that it can then be mixed with other pigments. Another popular substance used in olden times to bind paint was poppy oil extracted from poppy seeds. The only qualms about using poppy seed oil as a binder was that the drying time was much higher compared to linseed oil. However, different binders were used depending on the purpose of the paint and the material it was used on by the artist. Both organic and inorganic binders came to light over time.

In a nutshell, artists began to discover how most paints could be created by a dry paint pigment with a wet binder. The binder helps in mixing the various substances and holds them together. In fact, the various types of paints can be differentiated because of the binder. For example, the primary and only difference between oil paint, acrylic paint or watercolor is the difference in the binders thus justifying the significance of this product in the paint making process. Therefore, not only to create various kinds of paint but also to create quality paint, the binder is important. Interestingly, there are four main ingredients that are used to make good quality paint, namely pigment, binder (also known as resin), liquid and additives. Since we have already shed light on the importance of binders, we will further take a look at the other ingredients used to make quality paints like pigments, liquid and additives.
Pigments can be further classified as inorganic or organic wherein the former refers to rocks and minerals and the latter refers to substances associated with living things like bones and plants. Artificial pigments can also be created by chemically altering organic pigments. The most common type of binders include acrylic, alkyd, polyesters, melamine resins and epoxy. While some binders are readily available, some have to be dissolved in suitable solvent before it is used to combine paints. The resistance of the binders and their properties vary depending on the material they have been combined with. In archaic times, binders were made from animal proteins, egg whites, animal glues however much more refined and organic options are available in the market recently. These liquids are added to the mix to create good quality paint including paint thinners, waters and other similar solvents. High quality paints often contain minimal amounts of liquids and are rather based on 30-45% solids. Bluebird paints ensure that the paints contain minimal liquid and mostly solids so that the functionality and application is flawless.
As far as the additives are concerned, thickening agents like viscosity are used to ensure the smooth flow of paint. Surfactants and soaps are used for color accuracy. De-foamers are also often used to ensure that the paint manufacturing process is consistent and any new bubbles or substances are not formed. The primary purpose of a de-foamer is to ensure that paint coatings are even and free from defects and these play an important role in the overall painting process and application. Bluebird not only creates paints but also provides preparation products like its 3-in-1 primer can be used as a sealer or undercoat for paints to ensure maximum coverage and prepare flaky substances for smooth painting. Additionally, Bluebird deals with Wall Putty that prolongs the life of paint and prevents the walls or paint from deteriorating for a long time. Therefore, in addition to using good quality paints, it is also important to remember that wall putty is just as important for paint longevity. Generally, wall painters apply two coats of wall putty before they begin painting. Most importantly these are lead-free and water based products. Therefore, there is no risk of lead poisoning and there is absolutely no harm from breathing in spaces that are covered with such substances. Aside from making foundational substances that support good quality paint and its application, Bluebird also masters in creating good quality emulsion, enamel, effects and wood paint. Superior quality is the primal focus of the brand. Therefore, organic and inorganic ingredients are used so that the paints are breathable and healthy. In terms of functionality, emulsion paints are have a minimum drying time of about 2 to 3 hours and enamel paints have a drying time of 8 hours. Coverage of 14-16 m2 /L. The paints are not only durable but aesthetic and strain resistant which make them an ideal solution for your painting needs.

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