In order to achieve high-quality coatings, a pigment dispersion must be liquid, have an optimal particle size and be stable over long periods of time. Surfactants can offer dispersion and stabilization of the pigment particles. During the grinding process, dispersing agents distribute and stabilize the smaller pigment particles, restricting re-agglomeration. These same dispersing agents help prevent flocculation of the pigment particles during storage and when mixed in a white-base, latex paint. This study looked at improvement of the shelf life of the pigment dispersion, as well as enhancement of the compatibility of the pigment dispersion with a waterborne, white-base, latex paint.