Something pure, sincere, not mixed with other foreign substances which can alter the characteristics or reduce the quality.
Oil + pigment and nothing else. Simple.
As pure as the tetrahedron, the perfect shape of the Colori Stabili Maimeri logo, designed by founder Gianni Maimeri in 1923. An artist and manufacturer, Gianni Maimeri sought the essential in colour “Oil and pigment, nothing else”.
No fillers, just a minimum quantity of additives to improve the paint’s rheological properties. Developed to achieve an excellent chromatic result. Colour by colour, individually calibrated, tested, calibrated again and tested. 83 perfectly balanced shades.
The idea was to achieve the perfect relationship between the ingredients of oil paint. A self-sufficient relationship. That intuition was clarity, simplicity, and synthesis; it was also hard work and endless research to formulate the perfect colour, without additives.
83 colours in perfect equilibrium, each formulated with a single pigment to retain purity and stability over time. Created to obtain a colour palette of unparalleled depth and impeccable tonal shades.
The highest degree of pigment purity and quality; organic, inorganic and natural pigments in perfect equilibrium. – 10 cadmium pigments, 4 yellows and a total of 6 oranges and reds.
Exceptionally opaque, with an extraordinary intensity of tone, highly lightfast, with high tinting strength and a warm undertone. – 13 cobalts, 1 turquoise, 3 greens, 6 blues, 2 violets and 1 (Aureolin) yellow. Opaque and semi-opaque with a remarkable depth of tone and excellent tinting strength. Particularly intense, with excellent brilliance. – 12 natural earth colours and ochres from Italian quarries, ground to precisely the required fineness. Transparent, with excellent clarity and warm, defined undertones.
Maximum degree of purity and quality of semi-drying oils. All the colours, including the dark tints, are formulated with safflower oil and poppy oil.
Maximum lightfastness of the entire colour palette and maximum concentration of pigment in each colour. Organic pigments 15-20%, inorganic pigments 70-80%, and natural pigments 45-50%. The concentration obtained is the maximum possible for oil colour.
Drying times vary according to the specific characteristics of each pigment, 3 of 83 colours have a long drying time.
Utmost precision of workmanship. Each colour in the range is processed according to the individual characteristics of the pigment. The different processing schedules are adopted to achieve an average particle size under 5 microns.