Are water mixable oil paints flammable?

Water mixable oil paint contains paint pigments and liquid oil. The oils include linseed, walnut, safflower, and more. The oils are flammable. However, manufacturers modify the oil and make it prohibited for low and general temperature flammability.

Most water mixable oil paint needs more than 90 degrees Celsius or 194 degrees Fahrenheit plus an open fire to start burning, which is a very high temperature. 

What are the water mixable oil paint burning or flush points?

Different brands of paint are built with different materials. However, their burning points are very similar. 

  Flash point Grade Note
Cobra artist water mixable oil colour 99°C or 210°F Artistic Populer water mixable paint
Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Color Paint 230°C or 446°FStandard 93°c or 119.4°F Artistic Propler brand and paint
Holbein Duo Aqua Water-Soluble Oil Color Studio Set 306°C or 582° FStandard around 100°C Artistic Most premium and strong color pigment
DANIEL SMITH Water Soluble Oil Color Paint Non flammable in low and medium temperature Artistic Good paint
Grumbacher Max Water Miscible Oil Paint Non flammable in low and medium temperature Artistic Good paint
Lukas Berlin PRO Water-Mixable Oil Color Non flammable in low and medium temperature Student grade Cheap but good alternative

Note: The data was collected from the manufacturer’s safety data sheet.

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Can burning catch the fire of water mixable oil?

Water mixable oil paint contains oil in its material. Manufacturers provide flash point information. Based on the information, the oil does not catch burn if the flash point is Medium and low. Already I mentioned flash points of some popular paints. 

Is it safe to use water mixable oil paints near open flames or heat sources?

Based on manufacturer flash point guidelines, you can use water mixable oil paints near open flames and heat sources. But I highly recommend not doing this. Because the paint can still catch fire when the heat is exposed to the flash point.  

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Shojib Hoq

My name is Shojib, and painting has been my passion since childhood, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I absolutely adore the process of painting, pouring, and creating crafts.