Blanc Tiona (titanium dioxide) is a synthetic pigment. It is often used to lighten the color of another pigment, especially in the recipe of the flour paint (be careful, this pigment alone in the flour paint will not give a white color since the linseed oil will make the mixture yellow).

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Uses : lime paint, lime coating, wax, paint, plaster, fresco, glaze, cement, fine arts. Can be used in Swedish paint to lighten a color.
This pigment is in powder. For use in artistic painting, it should be ground finely in a mortar before mixing it with the binder.

Blanc Tiona mixed with linseed oil

Linseed oil : dissolve the powder in a little bit of turpentine before adding it to the linseed oil.
Water-based paint/fatty lime : dilute the pigment in some water to make it liquid before incorporating it into the paint.
Lime powder/cement/plaster : directly incorporate the pigment (up to 10% based on the weight of the binder), then mix in order to stain all of your binder.

Maximum dosage : The maximum dosage is 10% compared to the binder used. Above 10% it is recommended to incorporate fixators and adjuvant (lime use).

Photo on the left : the pigment is mixed in the Badisof Plus (limewash ready to use which you can find in our deco range) at the rate of 5% so 50g of pigment per kilo of whitewash.
Photo on the right : the pigment is mixed in the Badisof Plus at the rate of 20% so 200g per kilo of whitewash.

These renderings can be similar for any white base mixed with this pigment. However, differences could be possible for the use of paints more or less loaded with titanium dioxide (white pigment), which will give a final color more or less light. If you want to lighten a pigment, before coloring a transparent binder (linseed oil, wax, acryling binder, caparol, flour, etc), you can mix it with blanc Tiona (= white Tiona).

Color : white which changes depending on dosage and binder used. Tiona titanium white has the highest refractive index of all white pigments so it has a very high covering power.

This pigment is 100% synthetic.

Made in UK.

: titanium dioxide was called ilmenite after the discovery of large deposits of titanium ore in Ilmen (Russia) during the eighteenth century ; but its use as a pigment starts later, during the 20th century. Because of its qualities (see colors), this pigment has been preferred to other white pigments despite its higher cost.


Our packaging :

We use recyclable PET jars, to throw away, cleaned, in the yellow bins ; and glass jar that you can clean and sterilize for other uses even for food storage.


Data sheet

Chemical name
Titanium dioxide
Color Index
Bulk density
913 g/l
UV resistance
Colouring power

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