Phasing out Zinc White?

“I read a report from a manufacturer about using zinc white causing problems in oil paintings, and they are phasing out the usage of it. Any thoughts about it?”


Indeed we have after much consideration decided to err on the side of caution and cease making it. It has also been removed from our mixed colours such as brilliant pink. For more information please feel free to contact us.

6 Responses to “Phasing out Zinc White?”

March 04, 2020 at 11:09 am, Pete Witcomb said:

If you are phasing out zinc white what alternative can you recommend that will give the transparency of zinc?


April 06, 2020 at 12:17 pm, Michael said:

Although not as transparent Cremnitz White is a good alternative – It did once contain Zinc but this has been phased out.


June 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm, Walter Braun said:

I’ve been unable to find your beautiful Cobalt Teal Blue Shade -516 from the New Color insert in your handmade color chart.
Dick Blick doesn’t seem to carry 516 and I was wondering If you could refer me to a dealer who carries it.
Thank You,


August 10, 2020 at 3:16 pm, Michael said:

Hi Walter,

Thanks for your message.

I am afraid that the CTBS is not available in the USA just yet… Unfortunately, the Virus has caused some delays but it will be available very soon!

Our UK Stockists do carry this colour – If you cannot wait then I would recommend ordering a tube from them.

Best wishes,



November 10, 2020 at 8:54 am, maroulla simmonds said:

Any alternative to the Zinc white pleaser?


December 14, 2020 at 4:27 pm, Michael said:

We are reformulating with Titanium White. This is our alternative for now but we are working on to hopefully replace this long term


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