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Differences between Ecoline and water colours
Water colour

Differences between Ecoline and water colours

An important difference between both types of paint is that water colours are made on the basis of pigments and Ecoline on the basis of dyes.

When choosing the pigment for water colours it is important that the lightfastness of the pigment is optimal so that the colour does not fade under the influence of light.

This choice can unfortunately not be made for dyes, as the most dyes have a poor to moderate lightfastness. 

If a painting is made with the intention of hanging on the wall for a long time (and therefore exposed to light) it is best to use only water colour.

If the painting has only a temporary function, then the specific properties (the transparency and colour intensity of dyes are unparalleled) of Ecoline can provide many advantages. Consider, for example, illustrations, designs and presentations. An illustration would be reproduced in, for example, a book or a magazine, and a design functions as a starting point for arriving at the final product. The original can then be sealed and stored.