Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds: Oil
M Graham Walnut Oil 8 ounce
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.
Res N Gel
Mixing medium for oil color. Accelerates drying time and adds textural effects. In a 150ml tube.
- Art Spectrum Varnishes 12 items
- Archival Painting Mediums 12 items
- Winsor & Newton Artisan Mediums 7 items
- Art Spectrum Painting Mediums 24 items
- Winsor & Newton Painting Mediums 15 items
- Daler-Rowney Painting Mediums 13 items
- Gamblin Painting Mediums 22 items
Gamblin Oil Ground
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.
Gamvar Picture Varnish
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.
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.
Art Spectrum Stand Linseed Oil
Stand Oil is a heat thickened linseed oil mainly used as a levelling agent in mediums. Slower drying, Stand Oil imparts gloss to oil paints and dries to a tough, elastic film.
Art Spectrum Pure Gum Turpentine
Double distilled for artists' use. Use in the preparation of painting mediums and for cleaning equipment. Do not use neat as a diluent for oil paint.
Art Spectrum Oil Prime
Oil Prime is a unique oil/acrylic resin blend. The 40% linseed oil content provides controlled absorbency, which maintains the natural glow of oil pint. Non-toxic, non-flammable and equipment washes up with water.
Art Spectrum Odourless Solvent
Ideal for artists who are sensitive to the odour of turpentine. Use to cleaning brushes and as an additive to mediums.
Art Spectrum Citrus Turpentine
Use sparingly as a diluent for oil paint, mediums and for cleaning brushes.
Art Spectrum Artists Turpentine
Artists' Turpentine has less tack than Gum Turpentine. Use in the preparation of painting mediums and for cleaning equipment. Do not use neat as a diluent for oil paint.
Art Spectrum Art Clean
Perfect for all applications in the studio such as cleaning brushes, palettes, hands as well as a large range of household applications. Fragrant Art Clean is made from a blend of natural extracts. Colour and aroma variation is natural. Art Clean contains no petroleum based solvents and no harmful bleaches.
- Matisse Mm29 Satin Varnish (turps-based) 2 items
- Matisse Mm15 Matt Varnish (turps-based) 2 items
- Matisse Mm14 Hi-Gloss Varnish (turps-based) 2 items
Matisse Mm17 250ml Patina (Oil)
This product available on 'Special Order, only.
Archival Oil Odourless Solvent
A general purpose, low toxicity solvent which may be used as a safe replacement to gum and mineral turpentine for thinning paint and cleaning brushes.
It's slow evaporation rate 1/16th that of mineral turps and its low toxicity combine to produce a painting environment which 16 x 3 = 48 times less toxic than turpentine.
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