Stack Process Flake White (also known as lead white) is lead white made according to the traditional method using the 'stack process' or 'old Dutch method' to make the lead white pigment that is then ground in linseed oil.
For more information on how Natural Pigments makes stack process flake white, how it was made throughout history, and how it differs from modern lead white, please read Another article, , discusses differences between modern lead white and our production of stack process flake white pigment. A third article, , examines the properties of larger particle size stack process flake white have in oil paint.
Confused about the difference between flake white and Cremnitz white? The article explains the origins of these names and resolves the confusion.
For a complete description of white pigments used in artists' paints, please read the article titled .Composition and Permanence
|Stack Process Flake White|
|Pigment Classification:||Synthetic inorganic|
|Colour Index:||Pigment White 1 (77597)|
|Chemical Name:||Basic lead carbonate or Lead(II) carbonate basic|
|Permanence:||A - Permanent|
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DANGER! CONTAINS LEAD. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Avoid inhaling dust. Wear protective clothing and gloves to prevent contact with skin. Never use near children or pets. Always protect yourself against chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dust, and vapors from heating. Conforms to ASTM D 4236.
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All images of color swatches on this website are only approximations of the actual color of the oil 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.
Color Swatch Note: The color swatch was created with a thick application (left side) of color and a tint (right side) made with equal parts of color and titanium white and applied on acrylic primed cotton canvas.
Drawdown Note: The image of the "drawdown" contains a pre-mixed paint film of 6 mils (0.006 inches) thickness applied to a standard test card for the purposes of examining color consistency, opacity, and other qualities. The drawdowns show the color full strength (mass tone), on the left, and mixed in a 1:2 ratio with bone black on the right. The bottom area of the drawdowns is scraped to show undertones.