Artistic Lineage

Flake White | Stack White Dutch-Process

Sale price Price $65.00 Regular price

Binder: Virgin cold-pressed oils: linseed and walnut oil blend, washed
Pigment: PW 1 / Inorganic: Basic Lead Carbonate 77597

Lightfastness: 1 (excellent)
Opacity: Opaque

Available in 40 and 60 ml tubes and a 118 ml tin.

With unique rheology and exceptional ability to mix warm intense colors, Flake White | Stack White Dutch-process has an important place on the artist's palette. Calcium Carbonate (known historically as Flake, Chemnitz, or Silver White due to its slight iridescent quality) is the most important white pigment in the history of oil painting: It was made (in one process or another) for about two millennia.

Artistic Lineage makes our calcium carbonite pigment according to the time-honored Dutch-process Stack method. Our process takes three months for coils of lead-sheeting to disintegrate into stacks of a snow-white “flakey” pigment. The pigment is then washed thoroughly, wet-ground, and left to dry. Cleansed, virgin cold-pressed linseed and walnut drying oils contribute to durability, adhesiveness, elasticity, and a virtually non-yellowing paint film. 
Flake White | Dutch-process produces a flexible film superior to that of any known pigment. It resists the effects of humidity due to its hydrophobic nature. Conservation Science has shown that it continues to polymerize (on a molecular level) over time adding durability to the painting!

Conforms to ASTM D4236. Conforms to ASTM D4302

This product contains lead, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproduction harm. It also contains lead compounds. There is a danger of cumulative effects. Cancer hazard. May cause damage to the kidneys, nervous system, blood or birth defects. 

Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Use latex, nitrile, or vinyl gloves when painting and cleanup. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Do not sand paint when dry. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. 

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