Custom Lab

The GOLDEN Custom Lab is the only facility of its kind dedicated to creating products to specifications of individual artists. The ability to make products to meet artists' criteria has been central to GOLDEN since its inception. In fact, this was the model that Leonard Bocour and Sam Golden followed in the development of Bocour Artist Colors from the early 1930s to the late 1970s. Since 1980 GOLDEN has produced thousands of custom products to meet the individual needs of our creative customers. Through this unique facility, artists, conservators, designers, architects, manufacturing companies and other clients interested in specialized coatings are able to investigate their extensive creative customers. Services the Custom Lab provides include the following:

  • Custom Paint Formulation
  • Color Matching
  • Custom Paints, Mediums, Additives, Grounds and Varnishes
  • Lightfastness, Application and Adhesion Testing
  • New Product Development

Should you require custom products or any of our technical support services, the first step is to call Customer Service toll free at 800-959-6543 and someone from the Custom Lab will get in touch with you. To learn more about current Custom Products, click here.