These Japan Colors are made by Ronan, the oldest manufacturer of Japan Colors in the United States. Japan Colors are pure pigments and linseed oil with a combination of driers added to offer a quick drying, dead flat oil color. These pure colors are used for a variety of applications such as: Lettering, striping, stenciling, graining, staining, furniture restoration, glazing and antiquing. They can also be used to tint flat oil paints where control of luster is desired. These Japan colors are the finest that we know of, they excel in purity, tone uniformity, strength and fineness of grind.