Handmade Glass Mullers


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Handmade Glass Mullers

A glass muller is the traditional tool one uses to prepare artists paints. Used along with a marble or glass plate as a base, glass mullers will disperse dry pigment into a painting binder via mechanical friction. By separating pigments and crushing agglomerations to obtain an optimal dispersion and thus color strength and saturation.

Any painter wishing to make their own paint will see only advantages of using a muller to create paints that are rich and vibrant. These handmade glass mullers come with a bag of carborundum, the abrasive you use to roughen the glass surfaces.

Muller Sizes:

  • Regular (2.5″ diameter) – 150 x 80 x 80 mm (size may vary slightly due to handmade nature)
  • Small (1.5″ diameter) – 170 x 50 x 50 mm (size may vary slightly due to handmade nature)

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Before using your muller for the first time, you must roughen its surface with an abrasive. Once your muller is rough, the paint will adhere better to the surface thus increasing the friction needed to disperse the pigments properly.

To roughen your muller, simply execute the motion of grinding, and replace the paint with a mixture of carborundum and water. The noise is a bit intense, that’s normal. After a many repeated use, your muller could become dull, in which case you may decide it is time sand the surface again.

NOTE : The glass you use as a base will also be roughened in the process.

Additional information

Sizes Inches

1.5", 2.5"

Sizes Inches

1.5", 2.5"

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