Known for their versatility and array of capabilities, casein paints can be used to create a variety of effects from the rich opaques of oil to thin watercolor washes.
Casein is a quick-drying, aqueous medium which uses a milk-based binding agent, one of the most durable mediums known to man. Casein paints may be applied to almost any rigid, non-oily surface such as canvas panel, illustration board, Clayboard, plaster, metal, wood, masonite, canvas, heavy watercolor paper, or linen mounted on masonite. And they can be reworked or layered repeatedly and be used for under-painting. Because casein has an exceptional integrity of color and always dries to a perfect matte finish, it is unsurpassed for art reproduction. The velvety matte finish can also be buffed to a satin sheen or varnished to produce a resemblance to oils. Over time, casein pigments become resistant to moisture and as history has proven, the medium has a durability and permanence that has easily stood the test of time.