FAQs

Are your watercolours professional / artist grade?

Yes. Our colours are made with professional grade pigments and supplies. For information on each colour including information on lightfastness, please see 'Our Colours' in the main menu.

What goes into your watercolours?

Pigment, gum arabic (acacia tree sap), distilled water, clove oil, glycerine, locally sourced organic honey and a whole lot of love.

Are your watercolours non-toxic?

Our paints have not been rated as non-toxic by any agency or organisation. Use only as intended. Our paints are not intended for use by children. Safety is often overlooked when creating art, however please take note of and adhere to the below to ensure you have the safest painting experience possible:

  • Our paints are professional artist quality, intended for watercolour painting only
  • Please keep our paints and paint water out of reach from children and pets
  • Do not paint near open flames or an ignition source
  • Do not consume our paints or paint water, nor put paint tools in your mouth
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke while using our paints
  • Avoid getting our paints on your skin and wash hands after use
  • Cover any cuts and wounds before painting
  • To avoid getting any paint on you, wear gloves and an apron
  • Keep containers and tools you use for painting specifically for painting
  • Do not consume or ingest our paints or paint water
  • Keep our paints out of extreme weather conditions for optimal performance
  • Allow our paints to fully dry before storing away to prevent spoilage

Are your watercolours vegan?

Our watercolours are made using a small amount of locally sourced organic honey.

Where can I find out more about a particular colour?

On the 'Our Colours' tab.

Why are your paints more expensive than the ones down the shop?

Handmade paints are just that - made by hand! Due to the time it takes to handcraft paint from scratch, our prices are usually higher than that of commercial brands who are able to produce large quantities in factories. We also use a lot more pigment and a lot less 'filler', so our colours have more of the good stuff in them.