Umbers: CATHAY through its Division Hoover Color offers raw and burnt umber and sienna pigments of uncompromising quality. These pigments have semi-transparent properties making them ideal for use in wood and furniture stains.
Raw Umber is excellent brown pigments popular in the stain industry due to their semi-transparency. Though not heat stable, they can be used to produce many warm gray tones. They are also used extensively by the dispersion houses to darken a color without seriously affecting its chromaticity.
Burnt Umbers offer the best value in brown pigments. These materials are in high demand in the stain industry because of their semi-transparency. Burnt Umbers have a reddish undertone and exhibit good heat stability.