The pigment

Falu Rödfärg contains pigment from the mineralization of the Falun Mine. Red mull is created from ore with a low copper content that has decomposed over a long period. In addition to copper, red mull contains a rare composition of iron ochre, silicon dioxide and zinc, which together have a protective effect on timber.

The mull is washed, sifted and roasted, after which it is ground to a fine pigment and boiled into a paint. Burning takes place at different temperatures to produce Light red, Red or Black pigment. This results in a paint with a beautiful, matt finish and a translucent surface with course silicon dioxide crystals that reflect rays of light. In warm evening light, the red colour becomes intense and almost glows.

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