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Minium (Surik) lead

Minium (Surik) lead

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Minium (Surik) lead pigment powder

Minium, also known as red lead, is a bright orange red pigment that was widely used in the Middle Ages for the decoration of manuscripts and for painting. It was made by roasting white lead pigment in the air; the white lead would gradually turn yellow, then into an orange lead tetroxide. The color varied depending upon how long the mineral was roasted.

Chemical formula: Pb2PbO4

Alkali resistance: 5

Lime Resistance: 5

Acid resistance: 5

Light-resistance: 7.8


Color Index: PR 105

Color: red

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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