Mica Lead White Oil Paint

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A semi-transparent white oil color created for mixing with colors or for crispy highlights. Learn more.

Mica Lead White Oil Paint

We've created this color for artists today without stabilizers (e.g. stearates, waxes, etc.) or fillers characteristic of modern whites. Wet ground mica provides crisp body to the lead white and has a lower refractive index than lead white, making it less opaque and hence well suited for mixing with other colors. Use it to make pale tints of colors without overpowering them and where crisp highlights that do not slump and level out are needed.

All types of Lead Whites and their characteristics are reflected in our article "Six Lead White Artist Oils to Choose".

Composition and Permanence

Mica Lead White
Color: Mica Lead White
Pigment: Mixed pigment (See "Pigment Information" below)
Binder: Walnut oil
Additive(s): None
Pigment 1 Information
Pigment: Lead White
Pigment Classification: Synthetic inorganic
Colour Index: Pigment White 1 (77597)
Chemical Name: Basic lead carbonate or Lead(II) carbonate basic
Chemical Formula: 2PbCO3.Pb(OH)2
CAS No. 1319-46-6
Pigment 2 Information
Pigment: Mica (muscovite)
Pigment Classification: Natural inorganic
Colour Index: Pigment White 20
Chemical Name: Basic potassium aluminum silicate
Chemical Formula: KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2
CAS No. 12001-26-2
Code: 806
Series: 4
Opacity: Semi-Transparent
Tinting Strength: Medium
Drying Rate: Medium
ASTM Lightfastness: Not Listed
Permanence: A - Permanent
Safety Information: DANGER! CONTAINS LEAD. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Wear protective clothing and gloves to prevent contact with skin. Never use near children or pets. Conforms to ASTM D 4236.

Must be used exclusively as material for the purposes of arts, crafts or hobbies, not for use by children. Utiliser uniquement aux fins suivantes comme matériaux pour les besoins d'art, d'artisanat ou passe-temps, pas pour une utilisation par les enfants.

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 dusts, and vapors from heating.

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 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.

More Information
BrandRublev Colours
VendorNatural Pigments
Processing TimeUsually ships the next business day.
Pigment TypeInorganic, Synthetic

California Proposition 65: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Hazard Indentification

GHS classification in accordance with OSHA (29 CFR 1910.1200)

  • Hazardous to the aquatic environment - long-term hazard (chapter 4.1), Cat. 1

  • Hazardous to the aquatic environment - acute hazard (chapter 4.1), Cat. 1

  • Specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure (chapter 3.9), Cat. 2

  • Toxic to reproduction (chapter 3.7), Cat. 1A

  • Toxic to reproduction (chapter 3.7), Cat. 1


Exclamation Mark Health Hazard Environment
GHS07: Exclamation Mark GHS08: Health Hazard GHS09: Environment

Contains Basic Lead Carbonate

Signal Word: Danger

Hazard Designation

H302 Harmful if swallowed.

H332 Harmful if inhaled.

H360 May damage fertility or the unborn child.

H373 May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects.

Safety Designation

P260 Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.

P261 Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapors/ spray.

P280 Wear protective gloves/ clothing/ eye/ face protection.

P281 Use personal protective equipment as required.

P405 Store locked up.

P501 Dispose of contents/ container according to regional, national, and international regulations.

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