All very accurate replies here. Our binder is a chalky grey color, with zero coverage - the only thing that gives any opacity are our pigments. Unfortunately for the paint industry, but fortunately for the environment, lead has been removed from all paint, and this is what gave those old lacquers such great opacity. So with our silver, we add a ton of superfine flake to give as much coverage as we can, and also larger flake for the sparkle. No other pigments. It may take a few more coats, but in the light, our silver is unbeatable.
And no, OHW is only available from us, and Emerald Coatings in Canada