Cadmium Red Deep is a single pigment paint and is very opaque. A royal red which hints subtly towards blue. As with all Cadmium's, it has a strong tinting strength. Cadmium Red Deep is valued for the rich depth it gives to color mixing and ideal for encaustic printmaking. Due to its dense pigment load, opacity, and tinting capabilities, you will want to add plenty of wax medium to get more mileage and to help the paint flow better.