Lithopone Oil Paint

As low as $17.10
In stock
Only %1 left

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 is an organically-coated white pigment based on the co‑precipitated compound of barium sulfate and zinc sulfide. It is a semi-transparent white almost equal to zinc oxide in whiteness and holds a medium position in density between lead white and zinc oxide. The zinc sulfide content is 30% by weight, whereas, on a molecular basis, lithopone consists of the two components at a ratio of 1:1. The zinc sulfide does not have the same issues in oil paint as does zinc oxide (zinc white).

Composition and Permanence

Binder:Walnut oil
Pigment Information
Pigment Classification:Synthetic inorganic
Colour Index:Pigment White 5 (77115)
Chemical Name:Barium sulfate zinc sulfide
Chemical Formula:BaSO4•ZnS
CAS No.1345-05-7
Tinting Strength:Low
Drying Rate:Medium
ASTM Lightfastness:I
Safety Information:Based on the 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 inhaling spraying mists, sanding dust, 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 on this website are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We have carefully matched the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, your results may vary because of the wide variance in color monitors.

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 to examine color consistency, opacity, and other qualities. The drawdowns show the full-color 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: Lithopone
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.
Pigment TypeInorganic, Synthetic
Here are items you recently viewed during your visit of Natural Pigments Recently Viewed
No recently views items
Clear All
Lithopone Oil Paint
Copyright © 2024-present Natural Pigments, Inc. All rights reserved.