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Safe Painting

Beam Paints SDS Sheet

As the child of artists, throughout my life safety around materials has been paramount. When I was expecting my sons, I looked for ways to keep painting without using toxic materials. This led to the development of a plant-based oil painting medium and paints that do not use heavy metals as pigment sources. We do not use cadmium lead or otherwise toxic materials. 

Beam Paints has joined the ACMI and through rigorous third party testing we have obtained our seal for all our colours, Our colours that we have been approved to conform to California Prop 65, LHAMA and ASTM-D4236 as per testing and toxicology reports by Duke University and ACMI the Art and Creative Materials Institute. 

this testing is currently complete for our dry pan watercolors in the following colors listed alphabetically. We make our other paints with these same pigments but they have not yet completed testing. To be clear, choose only from this list for our approved colors. 

Almost Night


Beach Rose

Beach Sand

Blueberry Mountain

Boreal Green



Cherry Magenta

Classic Gold


Cub Brown

Dreamers Gold

Fall Poplar Yellow



Glacial Rivers


Great OCean

Grey Ultra

Harvest Wheat

Ice Blue


Limestone White (trillium)

Mars Black

Mars Violet


Red Clay (miskwaabigun)

Morning Peach

Mother Great Green


Prussian Blue


Pumpkin Spice


Robins Egg

Salish Sea



Sky Blue


Spring Green

Strawberry Red

Super Gold

Lake Huron Teal




Wet Grizzly

Wild Rose

Wild Salmon

Wintery Night


 We provide the pigment codes so you can make informed choices. When no pigment codes are available, it is an earth pigment or a pigment we have gathered ourselves. 


Odemin-Strawberry Red-PR170

Wiigwaasmin’aande-Cherry Magenta PR122

Mshikenh Misud-Turtle Belly- PR122, PY3

Maudji Nme’gonse-Wild Salmon PR170-Mica 

Mars Violet-PR101

Beachsand- PR122- ethical mica

Chiigbii Giinii’aande-Beach Rose- PR122, PW6

Ginii Aande-Wild Rose-Pr122, PW6

Harvest Wheat-PY43

Kosmaan’aande-Pumpkin PY74, PR170

Qwejigun-Bread-PY43, PR170

Kizheb’aande-Morning Peach-PR74, PR170, PW6

Doodooshabo’aande-Cream PW6

Dwaagi’Azaadibuk’aande (fall poplar yellow, Hansa PY74)

Cloudless Sulphur-PY3 hansa light

Zhaawbmide-Butter PY74, PW6

Memmemgwanh Waaskoneh’aande -Milkweed (butterfly flower) PB15.1, PY74, PW6 

Ziigwun’aande (spring green PB15.1 PY74)

Shingwauk’aande-Pine PB15.1 PY74

Salish Sea-PG7


Robins Egg Blue PG7, PW6

Lake Huron Teal PG7

 Geygaa Naakshek'aande (almost night PB 15.1)

Mkwum Ziibiihns-Glacial Rivers- PB15.1, Ethical Mica

Prussian Blue-PB27

Gchigaaming’aande(Great Ocean PB29)

Giizhgaande-Sky Blue PB15.1, PW6

Mkwum’aande-Ice Blue PB29, PW6

 Waaskonense -Violet (small flower) PB15.1, PV23

Miin’aande Azhbikoong (blueberry mountain )PV23

 Gaatchi Waaskonense-Lavender (tiny small flower) PV23, PW6 

Zhoomin’aande-Grape PV15

Chi’ngwaankwat-(Very Cloudy) Payne’s Grey-PB29, PY43, PR170

Ngwanquat-cloud Ultra grey- PB29, PY43, PR170, PW6

Zhiibiigun’Aazhbik-Slate ( society of French ochres earth)

Zhiibiigun’atik-Graphite PBK10

Bboon Naakshek-Wintery Night PB15.1, PY 164, ethical mica


Awun (fog) Grey Ocher (Society of French Ochres earth)

Konse'aande-Cub Brown- PY164

Nibiiwzih Mkwuh- Wet Grizzly -Py 164, ethical mica

Mkdeh’aande Mars Black PBK11

Limestone White PW6

Orca- PBK10, mica 

In all cases, there is no substitution for caution. Even the most inert substance is harmful when airborne as dust, and many compounds carry the risk of increased sensitivity over years of continued use. 

Our basic safety motto is a bit humorous, but meant to engage your sensibility-


In addition, do not smoke, use while eating, contact with skin, or sand without a respirator :)

Click here for Health Canada Tips on Safe Painting