Leaded zinc oxide

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1) (Germany) A zinc oxide pigment that contains a maximum of 10% lead. The addition of lead white to the zinc pigment makes it more opaque as well as slightly yellow.

2) (United States) A zinc oxide pigment that contains 12-55% basic lead sulfate or lead white. This pigment was available from about 1896-1920 for use in house paints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

oxyde de zinc et plomb (Fr.); óxido de chumbo e zinco (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996