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Red Lead


PY40 CI#77357
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Red Lead is a bright red or orange solid. It has good hiding power but only fair stability. Red lead was one of the earliest pigments artificially prepared and is still in use today. 


In 1504 the portcullis at Stirling Castle in Scotland was painted with red lead, as were cannons including Mons Meg

**The color may vary when using binders to make the pigments into paints.

H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H332: Harmful if inhaled.
H351: Suspected of causing cancer.
H360Df: May damage the unborn child. Suspected of damaging fertility.
H362: May cause harm to breast-fed children.
H372: Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

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Pigment: Synthetic
Light Fastness: 8/8
Suitable for:
• oil paints
• acrylics
• tempera
• gouache
• Thangka
• watercolors