This grade is most called for. It derives its name from being used by picture frame makers for the ground of their moldings by mixing the dry whiting with glue size (and lately with a size made from casein), while decorators who prepare their own kalsomines also use it to a very great extent. This is simply the pulverized common whiting sifted or passed through bolting cloths to separate the coarse particles.

When Spanish whiting is called for at the present day gilders' whiting is usually sold under that term, while formerly it was similar to English cliffstone or American Paris white ground in water to a pulp, and this formed into cylindrical cones in molds and then dried.