Coloured lead paints are produced by adding a suitable pigment to a white-lead paint until the required tint is obtained. A few of the most common tints produced by mixing 2 or more colours may be mentioned. The colours used are generally divided into classes. The following list shows the pigments added to white-lead paint to produce compound colours. The same pigments, except those containing lead, may be used with a zinc-white basis for coloured zinc paint: -

Common.

Stone colour ..

Burnt umber.

Haw umber.

Yellow ochre.

Raw umber and lampblack. Yellow ochre and lampblack.

For darker shades.

Drabs

Burnt umber.

Burnt umber and yellow ochre for a warm tint.

Buffs .. ..

Yellow ochre.

Yellow ochre and Venetian red.

Greys

Lampblack.

Indian red - indigo - for a warm shade.

Brown

Burnt sienna, indigo.

Lake, Prussian blue (or indigo) and yellow ochre.

Superior.

Yellows ..

Chrome yellow.

Green...

Prussian blue, chrome yellow.

Indigo, burnt sienna (or raw umber).

Prussian blue, raw umber.

Avoid arsenical greens.

Salmon......

Venetian red.

Vermilion.

Fawn.........

Stone ochre and vermilion

Delicate.

Sky-blue .. ..

Prussian blue.

Pea-green........

Brunswick green.

French green.

Prussian blue, chrome yellow.