Black Oil 8 fl oz

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The classic drying oil with lead. Improves handling and drying of oils and can be used in recipes to make megilp, Maroger medium and traditional oil varnishes, such as "olifa" used in icon painting.


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Dark drying oil or black oil is a fast drying oil made by heating linseed oil with lead oxide and used in historical oil painting. The lead (metal basis) content of our dark drying oil is about 3% by weight.

This is the classic drying oil made with litharge (lead oxide). Since earliest times, litharge was cooked with vegetable oil, such as linseed or walnut oil, to clarify it while removing impurities and imparting faster drying characteristics. Cooking the oil for long periods and at high temperatures allowed greater amounts of litharge to be dissolved in the oil while at the same time darkening the oil. Our dark drying oil is cooked at the lowest temperature possible to effect solution of the lead while making the palest drying oil possible.

Black oil can improve the handling and drying of oils and can be used in recipes to make megilp, Maroger medium and traditional oil varnishes, such as "olifa" used in icon painting.

WARNING! CONTAINS LEAD. Lead can present health hazards if handled improperly. Do not eat or smoke while using this product and without washing hands. Keep out of reach of children.

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BrandRublev Colours
VendorRublev Colours
Processing TimeUsually ships the next business day.
Size8 fl oz

California Proposition 65: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Hazard Pictograms

Exclamation MarkHealth HazardEnvironment
GHS07: Exclamation MarkGHS08: Health HazardGHS09: Environment

Contains Lead.

Signal Word: Danger

Hazard Designation

H302 Harmful if swallowed.

H332 Harmful if inhaled.

H360 May damage fertility or the unborn child.

H373 May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Safety Designation

P260 Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.

P261 Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapors/ spray.

P280 Wear protective gloves/ clothing/ eye/ face protection.

P281 Use personal protective equipment as required.

P405 Store locked up.

P501 Dispose of contents/ container according to regional, national and international regulations.

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