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Etac 'Private Stock' and 'EFX' ranges of artists airbrush & brush paints & modifiers are now available in the U.K. check out the ranges at www.etac-uk.co.uk
Private Stock™ and EFX™ are the most universal system of high performance fluid acrylics designed for maximum benefit over a wide range of different substrates artist may choose from. They are made to give the artist highly detailed execution over its performance based on every artist's unique demands, styles, and techniques.
Private Stock™ and EFX™ flow as smoothly as solvent based products allowing consistent clean thin lines, virtually no tip dry, no clogging, no fish eye and no spider-webbing. This product accepts an array of solvent based clear coatings without the typical hassles of crazing and burning often golly gosh with solvents on water-born acrylics. The most precise details can be achieved even when moving from fine nozzle airbrushes to much larger spray guns. Superior atomization and user control for the discerning artist.
Private Stock™ and EFX™ are fully water-based non-toxic and eco-friendly acrylic colorants that conform to ASTM D4236 standards. Only the most premium ingredients are used. There is no room for functional or non-functional filler or cheap pigments. In thin film applications, every drop of every ingredient must be pro-active and laser effective in its duty.
Each pigment is based on the merit of purity, strength, performance, light-fastness and safety. All pigments exhibit the highest potential for Light Fast Values per color without introducing heavy metals or known toxins that could be harmful to you or the environment.
Private Stock™ and EFX™ are precision manufactured for accurate and repeatable mixing of an infinite color spectrum. This top quality color system also includes a comprehensive range of modifiers that allow you to change the properties of the paints and create a variety of special effects. Finally, a highly adjustable, yet streamlined color system that puts you in the driver seat.
Private Stock™ and EFX™ are designed for artist control using as few modifiers as needed. A comprehensive range of revolutionary modifiers allows the artist to easily transition from surface to surface and to create a variety of special effects and finishes. No more multiple paint types sitting around and less hassles. Even though they're built from the ground up to flawlessly spray though an airbrush,they can also be applied with a painters brush. Revolutionary and E'volutionary.
Private Stock™ and EFX™ can work in harmony to allow the artist maximum control and versatility over their color palette. Yet, each series offers properties that make it excel in specific applications, techniques and styles.
Private Stock™ and EFX™ empowers each artist to be TRUE MASTERS over color. Just bring your imagination!
EFX™ is a water re-soluble product that is very similar to gouache or premium tube-like water colors where eras-ability, strong light-fastness and solvent resistance is a must. It provides a wide range of advantages to artists seeking a re-soluble solution for special effects, erase-back and re-wetting properties such as that used in photo-realistic rendering. This product is ink like (pigmented ink) in its actions and has been compared to feeling like a solvent urethane, yet it's derived from completely water-based nanotechnology at its best.
Private Stock™ is used on all substrates, ranging from illustration boards to textiles, wood, leather, glass, metals and plastics that include HDPE, PVC, PET, LEXAN and Polycarbonate. Illustrators, Fine artists, T-shirt artists and Custom Painters can use this single system to suit all their needs. And even Crafters, RC builders and modelers can now enjoy the benefits of a premium airbrush color system.
PRIVATE STOCK: Base Modifiers - 450 Series, 2 modifiers total
Extend-Air is the base for Private Stock™ with additional hybridized acrylics. It has a light creamy consistency but produces a transparent finish when dry. Extend-Air is used for extending color to infinite transparency without loss of viscosity.
GXPS-451 Pol'E TAC Top Binder
Pol'E TAC is designed with a harder acrylic type and specialized modifiers for a higher tensile strength, low viscosity solution that can produce a harder lower tact film much like a fixative. It has a water thin milky consistency but produces a transparent finish when dry. Used to dilute Private Stock™ for those who wish to use low PSI or a thinner fluid acrylics for layering applications. Can be sprayed straight from the bottle as a foundation for layering color builds on textiles.
E FX: Base Modifiers - 3 modifiers total
Reduce-Air is the base for EFX™, which is a water re-soluble product that is very similar to gouache or premium tube-like water colors where erasability, strong light-fastness and solvent resistance is a must. It has a water thin milky consistency but produces a transparent finish when dry. Reduce-Air is used for extending color to infinite transparency without loss of viscosity.
Condition-Air is a clear green liquid that contains emollients, humectants and specialized wetting agents. It is used to reduce drying time, helps adjust for colder climates or dry low humidity climatic conditions. Also helps reduce drag, fish-eye and achieves very fine line detail on various surfaces where every stroke and every line counts. Conditions of your surroundings may vary day to day, but Condition-Air allows the artist to adapt to those conditions accordingly.
GXFX-627 Gel'E Thickener
Gel'E Thickener is for those who want to pin-stripe or use sable brushes or fine line brushes for extra tight detailing. This product thickens up all of our products and is as always, user defined by how thick or thin you prefer your media to be. This product works great with our Semi-Opaques and Opaque colors and also may be easily used with our transparent and special effects colors to render most any FX one might choose in their work.