Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds: Oil

  • M Graham Walnut Oil 8 ounce NZD $23.95
    Walnut oil effectively removes color from artists' brushes and is a natural vegetable oil that does not evaporate or remove essential oils from the artists' brushes. The addition of walnut oil to color will slow drying, enhance flow and increase sheen. Our walnut oil medium is compatible with other artists oil colors and mediums.... more »
  • Res N Gel NZD $38.95
    Mixing medium for oil color. Accelerates drying time and adds textural effects. In a 150ml tube.... more »
  • Art Spectrum Varnishes NZD $14.22 - $233.40 12 items
  • Daler-Rowney Solvents NZD $12.90 - $38.30 9 items
  • Daler-Rowney Varnishes NZD $17.40 - $45.40 10 items
  • Archival Painting Mediums NZD $12.80 - $59.70 12 items
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Mediums NZD $21.80 - $39.95 7 items
  • Art Spectrum Painting Mediums NZD $9.78 - $169.70 24 items
  • Winsor & Newton Painting Mediums NZD $18.00 - $90.90 15 items
  • Daler-Rowney Painting Mediums NZD $14.10 - $40.20 13 items
  • Gamblin Painting Mediums NZD $11.40 - $220.00 22 items
  • PVA Size NZD $22.80 - $50.60
    Diluted with distilled water, PVA size is a contemporary size for fabric support. PVA seals the fabric but does not re-absorb atmospheric moisture, preventing the size layer from swelling and shrinking. It has a neutral pH and does not yellow, plus it retains its flexibility, does not emit harmful volatiles, and protects fabric from the ground. PVA does not tighten the fabric like rabbit skin glue, so stretch fabric tightly. ... more »
    2 items
  • Gamblin Oil Ground NZD $44.90 - $85.50
    This non-absorbent ground works like a traditional oil ground, leaving finished paintings brighter since the oil is left in the paint film instead of being absorbed. Two thin layers of Gamblin Ground equal four layers of acrylic gesso. Instead of linseed oil, Gamblin Ground is made with alkyd resin for increased flexibility and quicker dry time. Traditional linseed oil grounds need about six months to dry. Gamblin Ground is ready for paint application in a few days and may be used directly upon panels without sizing.... more »
    2 items
  • Gamvar Picture Varnish NZD $43.40 - $71.40
    Developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Gamblin Gamvar Varnish saturates and gives greater depth to the colors in your painting and gives your work a unified and protective surface. Virtually odorless and ready to apply, Gamvar goes on water-clear, stays water-clear, and can be easily and safely removed with Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits. ... more »
    6 items
  • Gamsol NZD $12.50 - $109.80
    Gamsol is an excellent solvent for thinning Gamblin mediums and for general painting. It evaporates 100% and leaves no residue in paint layers. Gamsol is less toxic than other brands of OMS (Odorless Mineral Spirits), mineral spirits, or turpentine because the harmful aromatic solvent component has been removed. It's also useful for studio and brush cleanup. Gamsol also enables printmakers to easily modify inks.... more »
    4 items
  • Isopropyl Alcohol NZD $16.50 - $29.60
    This item does not ship to The South Island... more »
    2 items
  • Fuelite NZD $10.90
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Fast Drying Mediums
    Fast drying medium that improves the flow and speeds the drying of Artisan oil colours, smoothes brush work and increases transparency.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Thinners NZD $21.80
    Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour has a specific Thinner for the range. The purpose of Artisan is to be able to avoid the use of hazardous solvents. Although water is suitable as a diluent for the colour, its speedy evaporation can make the colour thicken upon the palette much quicker than conventional oil colour would when used with turpentine.... more »
    1 item
  • Matisse Mm29 Satin Varnish (turps-based) NZD $37.70 - $64.50 2 items
  • Matisse Mm15 Matt Varnish (turps-based) NZD $37.70 - $64.50 2 items
  • Matisse Mm14 Hi-Gloss Varnish (turps-based) NZD $37.70 - $64.50 2 items
  • Chroma Solvent Varnish 200ml NZD $16.30 - $16.80
    A non-yellowing solvent varnish for oil and acrylic paintings. Intensifies colour contrast and protects from fungal attack without altering the surface appearance of paintings done in oils, acrylics, or watercolours. Dries without a trace, even on watercolour paper. Protects paintings from mould growth even in humid areas. This is a strippable varnish which allows paintings to be cleaned by swabbing away the layer of varnish with mineral spirits or turpentine. ... more »
    3 items
  • Daler-Rowney Soluble Gloss Varnish NZD $40.95
    An acrylic resin-based gloss varnish which is removable with white spirit or turpentine. Use on acrylic or oil paintings.... more »
    1 item

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