In searching for leaded items on Amazon yesterday (things being intentionally sold and marketed as containing lead) I learned Amazon is selling lead paint (leaded artists paints, specifically!) Please click through on this links (just click the images below) to these two products and help me change Amazon’s policies by submitting a review (that the product is toxic) and a complaint to Amazon that they should not be selling lead paint (of any kind!) in 2017.
Historians hypothesize that many of our most celebrated artist went insane (or blind or worse… read this article!) in large part because of their use of “Flake White” lead paint as a base for most of their paintings – combined with the typical habit of wetting the brush between applications by licking it. Why would any paint company subject artists to this potential hazard in 2017 (almost 2018!)???
These links are affiliate links so if (god forbid) you should buy one of these items after clicking on the link, Amazon will send me a small referral fee at no extra cost to you. And I will reiterate… PLEASE DO NOT BUY THESE PRODUCTS! (I’m just legally required to disclose that these are affiliate links!)
The two brands I have found so far that are selling leaded “Flake White” artist paint on Amazon are Windsor & Newton and Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paint. Please let me know if you find any others!
Thank you for reading,
Mother of Lead Poisoned Children (who also happen to be artists!)
Windsor’s product post on Amazon:
Williamsburg’s product post on Amazon: