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New Watercolour Sticks by Winsor & Newton
FAQ’s
WINSOR & NEWTON PROFESSIONAL WATER COLOUR STICKS



How do the Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks work?

Extremely versatile, the Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks are the ultimate drawing and painting tool. The colour can be applied to paper like a pencil and then wet with water to create a wash; can be used directly with a brush like pan colour, or used to add detail to an existing water colour art work.

Are the Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks the same quality as per Winsor & Newton Professional watercolour tubes and pans? Do they use the same pigments?

Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks are the same high quality and use the use the same professional grade pigments as Professional water-colour tubes and pans. Pigment loading is optimum for the brightest colour performance.

Where can I use Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks?

The Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks may be used in just the same way as water-colour pans, for either painting outdoors, in a studio setting or even on the go.  The Winsor & Newton Water colour sticks have been specially formulated so that they can be used dry and then wet – after any period of time.

How should I store Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks?

Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks are soluble so should be stored in a dry place away from moisture and humidity.

What temperatures can Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks be used in?

Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks can be used in the same temperature as any other water colour range (between 0ºC and 40ºC)

What is the difference between a dye based watercolour stick and a pigment based watercolour stick?

Specially formulated using highly durable, light-fast pigments Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks will provide excellent permanence, well above that of a dye-based equivalent colour.

Can I use Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks with other traditional water colour paint (tubes and/or pans)?

Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks are fully intermixable with traditional water colour, and make an excellent complement to many water colour techniques.

Can I use Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks with dry colours (pastels, pencils, charcoal…)

Professional Water Colour sticks can be used in conjunction with other forms of dry colour.

Can I sharpen the Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks? How?

Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks do not lend themselves to easy sharpening, but the shape has been developed to facilitate the drawing of fine lines.

Why is there a label on the Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks?

Like water colour pans the sticks are highly pigmented, which means that some colours look quite similar in their concentrated stick form; the label provides a useful colour reference. The handling of the water sensitive sticks is also made easier and less messy by having a label with added perforations for controlled removal.

Can I use Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks with water colour mediums?

Yes, the sticks can be used with the all Winsor & Newton Water Colour mediums.

What surfaces can Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks be used on?

The same surfaces used for traditional watercolour can be used for sticks.

How does a Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks compare to a pan/tube in terms of amount of paint?

A water-colour stick provides a similar amount of colour and usage as an equivalent Professional Water Colour whole pan or 5ml Professional Water Colour tube.

Do I need to prepare my surface before using Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks?

You do not need to prepare your surface. Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks can either be used directly on dry paper and then washed or applied onto pre-wet water-colour paper, depending on the desired effect.

What is the finish of the Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks?

Matt finish as per the Winsor & Newton traditional water colour pans and tubes.

Can I varnish the finished work?

As with traditional water colours, due to the sensitivity to water, varnishes should not be used. Conventional advice for water colours is to display art work behind glass.
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