Artistic Lineage

Lead Oil Ground 118 ml Tin

Sale price Price $30.00 Regular price

Artistic Lineage Lead Oil Ground is an ideal oil painting ground for canvas or panel. Made predominantly from (Dutch Process) basic lead carbonate that gives flexibility and durability to the ground as well as protection against humidity.  Additionally, the lead polymerizes and migrates to upper levels to significantly enhance the durability of the painting for centuries to come! Lead interlinks on a molecular level ensuring a polymerized network that is hydrophobic and durable. Titanium dioxide adds a bright reflective quality, and the small amount of ground calcite aids adhesion with its absorbing quality.

It contains no solvents or zinc.


The painting ground comes ready to use on panel, easily applied with a paint scraper or spatula. If using on canvas, it is advisable to dilute with an equal part of odorless mineral spirits or turpentine (with adequate ventilation) and utilize either a paint scraper, spatula, or brush to apply one thin coat. Only one light application is best. It dries in 2 - 6 days depending on relative humidity and ambient temperature. This product contains lead: Do not sand.

First, apply an isolating coat of PVA sizing to raw canvas or panel support. We recommend Golden GAC 100 for this purpose. GAC 400 can also be used first if using canvas to first stiffen the fabric. Alternatively, rabbit skin glue can be applied as an isolation coat to the canvas or panel.

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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