Zinc oxide is one of the principal white pigments developed in the 18th century, and was more commonly known as zinc white or Chinese white. The widest application of this color has been in watercolors, sold under the name Chinese white. It was used as a "body color" in 19th century watercolors, but is less often used today in this technique.
Rublev Colours Zinc Oxide watercolor is made using "French process" zinc oxide pigment made from the metal. Zinc oxide retains its original whiteness during aging in watercolor.
Rublev Colours Zinc Oxide Watercolor Note: Colors swatches are shown in mass tone, at top, mixed with an equal amount of water and brushed out toward the bottom. All pictures of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the watercolor paint. We have taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you get may vary.
English: zinc oxide, zinc white French: oxyde de zinc, blanc de zinc German: Zinkoxid, Zinkweiss Italian: oxido di zinco, bianco di zinco Russian:цинковые белина Spanish: oxido de cinc, blanco de cinc
Pigment White 4 (77947)
Note: Some separation of pigment and medium may occur in Rublev Colours Watercolors and is a natural process when no stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
Single Pigment: Zinc Oxide Binder: Gum Arabic Color: White Color Index: Pigment White 4 (77947) Chemical Name: Zinc(II) Oxide ASTM Lightfastness Rating: I Opacity: Opaque Tinting Strength: Not Applicable Staining: Not Applicable Granulating: Low
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