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Hot Cakes Encaustic Wax Paint





Hot Cakes are professional encaustic paint in a ready-to-use, convenient refillable metal tin. Our artist quality paints are made from the most beautiful pigments, the finest Damar Resin, and United States Pharmaceutical Grade (USP) Beeswax. Our paints contain no bleach or synthetic adulterants, whatsoever. While Enkaustikos has been manufacturing encaustic paints since 1996, Hot Cakes were introduced in 2009. Enkaustikos offers two different Hot Cakes sizes. All colors come in the 1.5 fl. oz. (45ml) Hot Cakes and twenty one of our colors are available in the economical 4 fl. oz. (118 ml) Hot Cakes size. The innovative design won both "Best Packaging" and "Best New Product" at the National Art Material Trade Association's convention in Louisville, KY.

The Hot Cakes tin design makes the encaustic paints extremely easy to use. Simply unscrew the lid, peel off the back label, and place the metal tin full of color onto your hot palette. With your palette set between 150-175 degrees Fahrenheit, your paints will melt. This is an ideal temperature to maintain the paint's integrity and prevent smoking or fumes in your studio. The paint can be remelted numerous times without concern as long as you work at proper working temperatures. The tin's flat bottom ensures that your paint will melt evenly. Use your hot palette to mix colors and be sure to clean your brush in between color changes to prevent color contamination in your tins. The tin's safety rim will make cleaning the tin very easy. When you are finished painting simply allow the paint to cool and then, replace the lid. The lid will keep your paint both clean and dust-free during storage.

Refill your Hot Cakes tin with a 1 fl. oz. Enkaustikos' refill color and continue reusing the tin.

Next time you are in your local art supply store, look for Hot Cakes! On each tin you will see the paint color name, the pigment color index, and color swatch to give you a good idea of the color enclosed. Feel free to also unscrew the lid to see the paint color, which will be solid at room temperature. These paints have a high pigment load and are both light fast and engineered to withstand the heated encaustic process. You will find that Enkaustikos manufacturers rich, creamy, and vibrant colors. So take your time and browse the Hot Cakes rack until you find the colors you just have to have! If the store does not have the color you are looking for, please ask them to order it for you.

Our Hot Cakes are available in the following sizes:
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