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Q: Color of Red Lead Paint ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Color of Red Lead Paint
Category: Science > Chemistry
Asked by: stz-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 15 Sep 2006 01:36 PDT
Expires: 15 Oct 2006 01:36 PDT
Question ID: 765494
Why is Red Lead Paint Orange? 

Not the artists' pigment, but the red lead paint that was used
historically on the structural steel of bridges and steel-framed
buildings. It seems to be orange, not red.  Same with the red lead
paint still applied today on wooden boats. It's orange, not red.

Is red lead as a powder colored RED, but when mixed as a paint it
becomes ORANGE? Why is Red Lead Paint Orange?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Color of Red Lead Paint
From: fsmth-ga on 15 Sep 2006 06:16 PDT
Technically Red lead paint is not orange ,it should be salmon pink .
It mainly consists of Pb3O4 and PbO,Its colors range frome orange red
to red, according to the ratio of Pb3O4/PbO.

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