The chemistry of Tru-Color
We know our paint, from pigment to binders
All paints are composed of pigments and/or dyes held in a binder (polymer) which adheres to the item being painted suspended or dissolved in a liquid. Some paints are water based (latex type), enamels (lacquer base) and some are solvent based. Polymers used to produce paints can be acrylics, rubber (latex), epoxies, urethanes and various others. Polymers form the matrix that the pigments/dyes are dispersed in that allows the color to “stick” to the item being painted. Without the polymers (which by definition are “plastic”) the pigments/dyes would rub off.
Tru-Color Paint is a solvent based paint with an acrylic polymer used as the binding agent which adheres very well to plastic or metal models, when those models are properly prepared. The pigments and/or dyes used to produce the correct colors are very finely ground so that they do not clog air-brushes.