Historically inspired lead white painstakingly researched to match the consistencies of traditional oil paints using carefully selected materials.
Utrecht's Flake White offers the genuine experience of paint hand-made according to the best documentation of Dutch Golden Age art materials.
Lead Carbonate offers excellent optical, handling and drying properties favored by artists for centuries. Lead white enhances permanence in paint films; its low oil content makes it ideal for underpainting.
Dispersing white pigments in more neutral-colored oils is known to have been a common practice in many of the Northern schools during the 17th century. The treatise of William Beurs instructs that white pigments should be ground in the "very best poppy oil"; many other documents of the period similarly recommend oils other than linseed for brilliant, silvery whites. Our expert consultants select safflower oil for both its neutral color and excellent performance in oil paints . Safflower is light in color with drying properties similar to poppy oil, yet remains flexible.
Utrecht Flake White Oil Color is hand mulled in small batches, not mechanically milled. This painstaking method is labor-intensive and requires a high degree of skill; hand-mulling yields unique consistencies not achieved any other way.
The Finished Product
Utrecht Flake White is specially formulated to produce a short, buttery paint perfect for creating suave surfaces and translucent scumbling.
- Flake White
- Series: #5
- Lightfastness Rating: 1
- Opacity: Semi-Transparent
- Pigment Type: Synthetic Inorganic
- Color Index Name: PW 1
- Vehicle: Safflower Oil
Decades of Art Supply Excellence
Utrecht has crafted professional oil colors in the USA since 1960. Utrecht Artist's Oil Colors are the trusted choice of professionals around the world. We use only the highest quality raw materials and no fillers to produce a paint featuring:
- brilliant color
- rich texture
- outstanding lightfastness
- excellent working properties and durability
Mill Direct Value
Although many artists are surprised by our affordable prices, Utrecht Artist's oil paint colors are comparable in quality to the best national oil color brands. Side-by-side comparisons prove Utrecht equals or exceeds leading brands in tint strength, covering power, handling and permanence.
CA PROP 65 WARNING! This product contains lead which is a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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