Marble Dust, besides being used in cheap putty, has been largely employed in place of whiting in low-priced paste paint, because, aside from being lower in price than whiting, it absorbs less oil in grinding. A paste, that when made with Paris white will require 18 per cent of oil for a fairly stout consistency, will require only 14 to 15 per cent of oil when made with marble dust of good fineness. But marble dust, no matter how finely pulverized, will never be as amorphous in texture as whiting, and when used in liquid paint is apt to settle badly, causing hard sediment in bottom of container. Hence it is very seldom used in the preparation of ready-mixed paint. It has been found in very low-priced paste wood fillers, but cannot be recommended even here.