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Massicot pigment powder

Light yellow pigment made from the natural oxide mineral Massicot. The most important pigment of the old masters from Hellenism to the end of the 18th century. Like lead white, the opaque paint dries quickly, and blackens from hydrogen sulfide.

Chemical formula: PbO

Alkali resistance: 5

Lime Resistance: 5

Acid resistance: 5

Light-resistance: 7.8


Color Index: PY 46

Color: light yellow

Suitability Acrylic, Fresco, Ceramics, Oil, Tempera, Watercolor / Gouache, Silicate binder, Cement / Plaster

High coverage

WARNING: Pigment contains lead, please wear protective mask and glasses working with it.

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