White Paint Yellowing

Mary Goldman Staff asked 4 years ago

I know I read somewhere that a few drops
of black paint in a can of white will help to keep the paint from yellowing over time.

Is this correct??

2 Answers
crowderpainting Staff answered 7 years ago

Yes, a few drops of lamp black per gallon can help keep white paint white. The yellowing problem mostly affects oil based paints and not good acrylics. Acrylic paints are more color stable and a good choice for the color white.

Your local paint store can add the correct amount of black per gallon and still maintain a white color.

Anonymous Staff answered 4 years ago

Yes, the added Lamp black or Tinting Black, which actually has a blue cast, works well in the white oils.

Got this trick from my professional painter father 50 years ago.

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