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HANDMADE
PAINTS
R E TA I L C ATA LO G
R&F HANDMADE PAINTS began manufacturing professional
artists paints and providing artist-focused technical
support in 1988. Today, R&F distinguishes itself by
continuing to craft the highest quality paint in small,
carefully controlled batches where the eye and skill of the
paintmaker are key. R&F’s distinct product line includes
two types of paint: our classic wax-based encaustic
paint and luscious, linseed oil based Pigment Sticks®.
In 1995 the innovative R&F Workshop Program expanded
our unique approach to education. Ongoing workshop
programming and demonstration events engage artists
by exploring groundbreaking methods of working with
encaustics and Pigment Sticks®. In addition to paint and
workshops, R&F offers sets, tools, and display options
that will enhance both our product line and your store’s
creative environment.
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R&F’s Pigment Sticks® are recognized as the
premier oil-based painting stick, but their use goes
far beyond painting alone. Introduce your customers
to the product that breaks barriers between
artistic disciplines. Our sticks promise to be a welcome
addition to your paint department. Pigment Sticks®
are composed of pure alkali refined linseed oil and
purified natural plant and bee’s waxes. They contain
no driers, no fillers or adulterants and no expedients
PIGMENT STICK SETS
FEATURING AMPERSAND’S GESSOBORD™
of any kind. Because we do not use short cuts, the
wonderful workability of our Pigment Sticks® depends
Our unique Pigment Stick sets are color
upon a very careful balance of oil, waxes and pigment. The result is an intensively
perfection. We take all the guesswork
pigmented, handmade, traditional artist paint.
out of creating the ideal palette for
your customers. These sets are
Pigment Sticks® are available in two sizes and 92 vibrant colors with a lipstick soft
consistency.
SIZE INFORMATION
38 ml stick (equivalent to a tube of oil paint) =
¾" diameter x 5" length (1.9cm x 12.7cm)
188 ml stick (5 x size of small) =
1½" diameter by 6½" length (3.8cm x 16.5cm)
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wonderful for first time buyers and
have a terrific grab and go appeal.
PIGMENT STICK DISPLAY OPTIONS
38 ml PIGMENT STICK
188 ml PIGMENT STICK
38 ml PIGMENT STICK
FULL LINE PACKAGE
FULL LINE PACKAGE
STARTER PACKAGE
Ready to carry our full line of
Be the go-to store for R&F’s
Our starter set is a great value for
92 luscious colors in our most
eye-catching large Pigment Sticks®.
stores without the room for a full-size
accessible size? Our new Pigment Stick
display. This is the package for you if
display provides big color impact and
Our full line of 188 ml Pigment
Sticks® includes our complete
presence. This case measures 38" x 24"
palette of colors. Your customers are
both worlds, our 45 best selling
x 6¼" (96.5cm x 61cm x 15.9cm).
sure to be wowed by the size and
38 ml Pigment Sticks® as well as
arrangement of these sticks in their
larger 188 ml sticks, but are a little
THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
display. This case measures 38" x 24" x
tight on space. The 38 ml sticks hang
(3) Each of our Full Line of 38 ml
6¼" (96.5cm x 61cm x 15.9cm).
neatly in the upper portion of the
Pigment Sticks®
(1) Display Case
you’re looking to carry the best of
display, while essentials such as blacks,
THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
whites and blenders in the larger 188
(2) Each of our Full Line of 188 ml
ml size are shelved in the lower
Pigment Sticks® with an additional
(2) each of:
half. The case measures 38" x 16" x
6¼" (96.5cm x 40.6cm x 15.9cm).
- Titanium-Zinc White
- Neutral White
THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Blender
(2) Each of our 45 Best-Selling 38 ml
(1) Display Case
Pigment Sticks®
(4) 188 ml Blenders
(4) 188 ml Ivory Black
(4) 188 ml Titanium-Zinc White
(2) 188 ml Neutral White
(2) 188 ml Brilliant Yellow Extra Pale
(1) Display Case
When R&F began in 1988 it continued a tradition of
DISPLAY CASES
high-quality commercial encaustic paint production
Our new versatile and compact
dating back to the late 1940s. R&F’s encaustics are
display cases will provide a strong
milled with the time-honored methods of
visual impact, while offering a
paintmaking. We use 100% pure pharmaceutical
variety of options to fit any space.
grade (USP) beeswax, which has been filtered without
These wooden cases were designed
the use of chemicals, Singapore-grade damar resin
to showcase the most popular R&F
and a heavy pigment load. All of this results in the
products and feature pre-assembled
highest quality artist paints on the market. R&F’s
molded plastic shelving trays with
ready-to-use cakes are now available in 84 colors
color-coded product labels. Both the
and three sizes, allowing your customers to build a
40 ml and 104 ml encaustic cakes fit
wider palette at an economical price. The popularity of encaustic painting is rapidly
neatly into our colorful display cases.
growing. Make sure that your store is able to bring the R&F name and product line
to your customer.
The cases measure 38" x 16" x 10"
(96.5cm x 40.6cm x 25.4cm) and come
R&F’s encaustic paints are currently made in 84 colors plus encaustic medium and
impasto modeling wax.
SIZE INFORMATION
40 ml cake = 2½” x 1¼" x ¾" (6.4cm x 3.2cm x 1.9cm)
104 ml cake = 3½" x 1½" x 1¼" (8.9cm x 3.8cm x 3.2cm)
333 ml cake = 5" x 3½" x 1¼" (12.7cm x 8.9cm x 3.2cm)
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in three possible configurations:
ENCAUSTIC DISPLAY OPTIONS
104 ml ENCAUSTICS
40 ml ENCAUSTICS
40 ml ENCAUSTICS
FULL LINE PACKAGE
FULL LINE PACKAGE
STARTER PACKAGE
Our complete 104 ml package brings
This complete package is a great buy
Looking to introduce R&F’s
the full line of 84 encaustic colors in
for stores looking to provide their
encaustic paint to your store?
our most popular 104 ml size.
customers with every imaginable
This package is ideal for stores
color combination R&F has to offer
looking to enter the encaustics
in our studio-size 40 ml cake.
market. Our new studio-size 40 ml
THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
(2) Each of our Full Line of 104 ml
Encaustics
(1) Display Case
cakes will allow your customers to
THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
(2) Each of our Full Line of 40 ml
experiment with a broader palette at
an economical price.
Encaustics with an additional
(2) each of:
- Titanium White
- Ivory Black
THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
(2) Each of our 45 Best-Selling
40 ml Encaustics
- Zinc White
(4) 1 lb Bagged Encaustic Medium
- Neutral White
(4) 4 oz Encaustic Gesso
(1) Display Case
(2) 32 oz Encaustic Gesso
(1) Display Case
MEDIUM
Encaustic Medium is an essential
supply that many encaustic painters
will want to have on hand. Made of
ENCAUSTIC GESSO
100% USP beeswax and damar resin,
R&F’s Encaustic Gesso provides an easy-to-use, water-based ground specifically
this product is used to create
formulated for use with encaustic paints. This gesso differs from typical acrylic
transparency and extend encaustic
gesso by having a lower proportion of binder to solid, which enables it to be highly
paints.
absorbent while retaining the adhesive qualities of the acrylic. With our Encaustic
Bagged pellets are available in
Gesso your customer will be able to quickly and easily apply a brushable, white
convenient (1) one, (2) two, (5) five,
ground that quickly dries to a ready-to-paint surface. Encaustic gesso is available
and (10) ten-pound bags. Poured 333
in 4 oz, 16 oz, 32 oz and 128 oz sizes.
ml cakes are also available.
IMPASTO MODELING WAX
RAW MATERIALS
Our Impasto Modeling Wax is a
R&F also supplies pure USP beeswax and Singapore-grade damar resin for
blend of microcrystalline (petroleum)
do-it-yourself artists. You can be assured that our raw materials, like our paints, are
waxes and beeswax. It is designed
of the finest grade.
for sculptural purposes. The Impasto
We also offer soy wax for clean-up.
Modeling Wax can be cast, carved,
and layered to create a textural
surface. Impasto is available in 333 ml
cakes.
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RAW MATERIALS | GESSO | SE TS & KITS
R&F’S ENCAUSTIC STARTER KIT
R&F’S ENCAUSTIC STUDIO ESSENTIALS KIT
FEATURING AMPERSAND’S ENCAUSTICBORD™
FEATURING R&F’S ANNODIZED ALUMINIUM 12” X 12” PALE T TE
R&F has put together an Encaustic Starter Kit that takes the
Introducing R&F ‘s affordable Studio Essentials Kit. This
guesswork away from your customers who are interested in
new kit from R&F provides the essential components for
exploring encaustic paint. This kit offers five vibrant
setting up an encaustic workspace; from heating
encaustic colors (40 ml size), both flat and cradled
equipment and panels to paints, grounds, brushes and
Encausticbord™,
mediums. It’s all here (and at 15% off open stock prices).
encaustic medium, soy wax for clean up,
palette cups, brushes, an encaustic technical packet and
color chart.
Includes:
R&F 12” x 12” Heated Palette
1 lb Bagged Encaustic Medium
3 Pack - Small Rectangular Palette Cups
Variable Speed Heat Gun
16 R&F 40 ml colors
4 oz Encaustic Gesso
Encaustic Brush Flat #10
Encaustic Brush Bright #14
Encaustic Brush Round #12
Encaustic Hake Brush 2.5”
R&F’S ENCAUSTIC COLOR SETS
Ampersand Encausticbord™ 8” x 10” x 1/4”
FEATURING AMPERSAND’S ENCAUSTICBORD™
Surface Thermometer
These sets present artists with a wide palette of color
choices at an economical price, 20% off open stock prices.
These carefully selected color palettes provide many
interesting color combinations and a free cradled 6" x 6"
(15.2cm x 15.2cm) Ampersand Encausticbord™.
R&F can provide your store with all
ENCAUSTIC PALETTES
the necessities for today’s encaustic
artist. Our encaustic tools, palettes
A heated palette is an item on the wish list of every serious encaustic artist. R&F’s
and heat gun will make your store a
palettes are designed specifically with the encaustic painter in mind. They
one-stop shop for encaustic
feature an anodized aluminum surface which prevents reactivity that could
enthusiasts.
discolor pigments. Artists will have the option of using palette cups or mixing their
colors directly on the surface.
PALETTE CUPS
3 PACKS SMALL | LARGE
Palette Cups can be used to melt
large amounts of paint at one time.
They are excellent for keeping
colors pure, or for saving mixes. Our
palette cups are made of a heavy
aluminum and steel alloy. Large
Rectangular cups can hold one 104
16” X 16” PALETTE
ml cake. while Small Rectangular
The 16” x 16” (40.6cm x 40.6cm) palette features a built-in brush holder which
Cups are perfect for the 40 ml cakes.
accommodates both long and short handle brushes, adjustable legs that make for
Each size is offered in a handy 3-pack.
easy leveling of the palette’s surface, and a separate heating element.
THERMOMETER
Perfect for reading the temperature
of your encaustic palette or other
12” X 12” PALETTE
heated surfaces.
The 12” x 12” (30.5cm x 30.5cm) palette features a Baltic Birch base, separate
heating element, and comes preassembled and ready-to-use in the home studio.
The 12” x 12” palette is an ideal compact size for a studio with limited space.
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HEATED PALE T TES | ENCAUSTIC TOOLS
HOT TOOLS
HEAT GUN
The heat gun is a tool that many encaustic painters cannot do without.
It is used for heating and fusing encaustic paints without touching the surface.
This gun features a 1" (2.5cm) nozzle opening, dual fan speed, as well as an
adjustable temperature dial for better control. Heat gun nozzles are
available in Fan and Reduction.
R&F HEATED HAND TOOLS
The R&F heated handle, temperature regulator and screw-on tips allow the
artist to fuse and manipulate the encaustic surface with ease.
HEATED HANDLE
The wooden handle plugs into the temperature regulator and has the ability
to accept interchangeable tips.
TEMPERATURE REGULATOR
The temperature regulator is a necessary component to keep the heated tools
at a safe working temperature. This regulator accepts one tool at a time and
plugs into a standard 120 v. household outlet.
SCREWON TIPS
Available in horn, burnisher and iron shapes. These functional tools vary in size and
are designed for use with the R&F heated hand tool.
COLD FLEXIBLE TOOLS
R&F’s new Encaustic tools help the professional artist finesse the surface
of their encaustic paintings with control and precision like never before.
Designed after the tools that the first practitioners of encaustic used
in ancient times, they can be used with or without heat to create a more
refined surface. These tools are made of high carbon steel and are
expertly finished.
ENCAUSTIC BRUSHES
R&F’s encaustic brushes meet the unique demands of encaustic painting. These
high quality brushes are made from natural hair, rather than synthetic fibers to
prevent melting and scorching on heated surfaces.
The full line includes 27 varieties of natural chunking bristle brushes, including
bright, flat, filbert, short filbert, round and fan shapes. Three additional sizes of flat
brushes are available in a custom blend of softer natural hair. These are ideal for
working with thinner viscosities of color and creating smooth enamel-like finishes.
Each brush features a unique mid-length handle designed specifically for tabletop painting on encaustic surfaces.
R&F WORKSHOP PROGRAM
R&F Handmade Paints began to develop a
workshop format in 1995 that would introduce
artists to fundamental encaustic painting
techniques. Our aim was to demystify the process
for the artist, while educating and providing the
most up-to-date technical information. The first
workshops offered were our Comprehensive
Encaustic Workshops, and many of the students
who took them are now among the most popular
artists working in the medium today.
Over the years, the reach of our workshops has expanded exponentially and
course offerings are now available in a variety of formats and skill levels at
various venues throughout the United States and at select international
locations. Taking an R&F Workshop ensures that you are learning sound
methods and practices from the most experienced, committed and dynamic
artist instructors in the field. Our workshops are designed to build
fundamental skills and explore various methods of working with wax-based
paint and Pigment Sticks®. For the workshop calendar and more information
please visit: www.rfpaints.com
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R&F WORKSHOPS | DEMO E VENTS | BROCHURES
DEMONSTRATION EVENTS
R&F’s Encaustic Demonstration Events are designed
During the demo event the instructor will speak
to give your customers and staff an opportunity to
briefly about the history of encaustic paint and will
experience encaustics firsthand. Typically a demo
demonstrate the different techniques one can use when
event will run about 1 1/2 -2 hours and we provide
working with encaustics. He/she will discuss health and
a skilled and R&F trained artist/instructor with all
safety, studio set-up and ventilation. It is of the utmost
necessary materials and supplies prior to the date of
importance to us to partner stores with local R&F trained
the event. The instructor will arrive at your location
instructors. In many instances these artists will become
prepped and ready-to-go with an R&F heated palette,
an additional resource to you. Demonstration events
heat gun, paint, brushes and Encausticbords ™ to demo
are a great way to introduce our product line into your
with and for your customers to sample. All participants
store!
will be provided with our promotional materials
(brochures, basic encaustic instructional manual and
printed color charts).
BROCHURES
At R&F we want you and your customers to be
informed about our full line of products. Our
complete line of brochures, color charts and
instructional booklets are available to you at
no charge.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Questions? Contact us at 1.800.206.8088
or email [email protected]
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KINGSTON, NY 12401
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