Composite white

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The name for a white pigment composed of nearly equal proportions of Titanium white and Zinc white. Composite white has been used since the 1920s as a house paint. The mixture of the two pigments is more durable than either used alone. Brand names used for paints containing composite white include Permalba, Superba white, Permanent white, and Ultra white (Mayer 1969).

Synonyms and Related Terms

bianco composito (It.); Permalba; Superba white; Mixed white; Permanent white; Ultra white

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)