|Colour Index ||PW 6 & PW 4 |
|Drying Speed ||Average |
|Lightfastness ||Excellent |
|Tint Power ||Very Opaque / High |
|Oil Content ||Linseed Oil, Very Low |
|Toxic ||No |
|Conforms To ||ASTM D-4236 |
Titanium White No. 2 (No. 102) paint is ground with linseed oil and contains a small addition of Zinc White in order to avert the tendency of pure Titanium Dioxide pigment to exude oil to the surface whilst drying, which then causes a more pronounced appearance of yellowing.
Zinc White incorporates this free oil more effectively, as well as adding a cooler brightness to the white. If you want a strong mixer which tends to lighten hues strongly then this is it.
The handling qualities are not overly subtle, but this is the white most suitable for a bright and largely cool palette. It forms a strong film when cured.