Lithopone 150ml

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Made with an organically coated white pigment based on a co‑precipitated compound of zinc sulfide/barium sulfate. It is a transparent white almost equal to zinc oxide in whiteness and holds a medium position in density between lead white and zinc white. Learn more.

Rublev Colours Lithopone

Zinc sulfide content is 30% by weight, whereas, on a molecular basis, Lithopone consists of the two components at a ratio of 1:1. It is a transparent white almost equal to zinc oxide in whiteness and holds a medium position in density between lead white and zinc white.

Composition and Permanence

Binder:Linseed oil
Pigment Information
Pigment Classification:Synthetic inorganic
Colour Index:Pigment White 5 (77115)
Chemical Name:Barium zinc sulfate sulfide
Chemical Formula:BaSO4•ZnS
CAS No.1345-05-7
Tinting Strength:Low
Drying Rate:Medium
ASTM Lightfastness:I
Safety Information:Based on toxicological review, there are no acute or known chronic health hazards with the anticipated use of this product. Always protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts, and concentrated vapors. Contact us for further information or consult the MSDS for more information.

For a detailed explanation of the terms in the table above, please visit Composition and Permanence.


Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artist Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.

All images of color swatches in this web site 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 mil (0.006 inch) 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 titanium white on the right. The bottom area of the drawdowns is scraped to show undertones.

Pigment Names
Primary NamesEnglish: lithopone
French: lithopone
German: Lithopon
Italian: litopone
Russian: литопон
Spanish: lithopone
Alternate NamesEnglish: Barium zinc sulfate sulfide, Enamel White, barium zinc sulfate, barium zinc sulfide, zinc sulfide, barium sulfate mixture, Becton White, Charlton White, Zincolith, surya’s salt
More Information
BrandRublev Colours
VendorNatural Pigments
Processing TimeUsually ships the next business day.
Size150 ml

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