Metallic pigment

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MFA Acc. #: 1994.223


MFA Acc. #: 2002.1480

Any fine metal powder added to paint for coloring, increased reflectivity, or increased conductivity. Bronze and aluminum powder are used most frequently.

See also Dutch metal.

Synonyms and Related Terms

metallic color; pigment métallique (Fr.); pigmento metálico (Port.); aluminum powder

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Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 612
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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