Williamsburg Zinc-Oxide Advisory

The use of Zinc Oxide in oils has been the focus of a lot of attention lately, especially around its potential to cause an increased rate and degree of embrittlement, cracking, and cleavage of oil paint films. Passionate positions have been staked out on all sides, while various studies have been cited and poured over, seeking confirmation that either all is about to crumble and crack or that the concerns are overblown and mistaken. Of course, there is a middle path through this battle – namely careful study, erring on the side of caution when possible, and most importantly, keeping everything in perspective and not overreacting. You can learn more by readng the articles below or by watching this video.

Zinc Oxide: Warnings, Cautions, and Best Practices

Zinc Oxide – Reviewing the Research

Zinc Oxide - Frequently Asked Questions