Standard Specification for
Artists’ Watercolor Paints1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 5067; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of the last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1.1 This specification establishes requirements for the composition, physical properties, performance, and labeling of artists’
1.2 This specification covers pigments, vehicles, and additives. Requirements are included for pigment identification,
lightfastness, and consistency.
1.3 Table 1 lists some pigments meeting the lightfastness
requirements in this specification. In order to identify other
pigments that meet these requirements, instructions are given
for test specimen preparation. Test methods for determining
relative lightfastness are referenced.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded
as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments,
Pastes, and Paints2
D 1210 Test Method for Fineness of Dispersion of PigmentVehicle Systems by Hegman-Type Gage3
D 4236 Practice for Labeling Art Materials for Chronic
D 4303 Test Methods for Lightfastness of Pigments Used in
E 284 Terminology of Appearance3
3.1.1 Colour Index Name—consists of the category (type of
dye or pigment), general hue, and an assigned number given to
a colorant in the Colour Index5 as an international identification system.
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