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Mediums and Siccatives

A wide range of mediums and siccatives for use in various oil painting techniques.

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  1. Schmincke Medium L 200ml

    Schmincke Medium L 200ml

    £15.00

    Schmincke Medium L is a jelly-like medium for “soft” painting with oil colours. It improves flow and reduces brush strokes, accelerates drying, increases gloss and transparency. There is no change of the product quality based on the colour change of the raw material alkyd resin. Shake well and stir – if necessary – before use. Close immediately after use.

    Contains: alkyd resin, mineral spirit, siccative.

    Dosage:10% to 20% maximum.

    Thinner: Turpentine substitute

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  2. Schmincke Medium W

    Schmincke Medium W

    Starting at: £8.05

    Schmincke Medium W is an odourless, jelly-like ("lean") medium for mixing oil colours with water instead of organic solvents such as turpentine or turpentine substitute. It increases gloss and transparency, reduces viscosity and harmonizes the drying process.

    Dosage: 50%

    Thinner: Water

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  3. Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel

    Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel

    Starting at: £5.00

    Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel is manufactured by the American company Gamblin. They write:

    "Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel is the only solvent-free painting medium that supports a broad range of painting techniques with minimal compromise. Solvent-Free Gel gives colours more flow and transparency, yet holds the shape of your brushmark. Solvent-Free Gel has a moderately fast drying rate and increases gloss. Made from safflower oil and alkyd resin, Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel is non-toxic and contains no Gamsol or petroleum distillates. In comparison to other solvent-free mediums, Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel supports the broadest range of painting techniques with the least compromise across color, dry time, texture and mark-making. To ensure proper drying of paint layers, Solvent-Free Gel should be used in moderation with oil colors. No more than 25% by volume. To avoid wrinkling, apply mixtures of Solvent-Free Gel and oil colors thinly. To paint solvent-free, we recommend Gamblin Safflower Oil for cleaning brushes while you are working. After your painting session, brushes can be further cleaned using Gamsol and/or soap and water."

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  4. Studio Safe Liquid Medium

    Studio Safe Liquid Medium

    Starting at: £15.50

    Studio Safe Liquid Medium is a mix of Stuio Safe and natural artists' oils. Thins paint and increases gloss. Learn More
  5. Roberson Matt Medium

    Roberson Matt Medium

    Starting at: £37.70

    Matt medium for oil painting. Creates a dead-flat finish when mixed with oil colour. Aids the flow and heightens the control of oil paint. Can be brushed out smooth or applied loosely to create flat brush marks and low edges. Mix in any ratio. Learn More
  6. Roberson Canada Balsam Medium

    Roberson Canada Balsam Medium

    Starting at: £21.30

    A high quality painting medium which will produce a deep glow. Especially effective with transparent oil colours. For a glass-like finish mix with oil paint and apply over Roberson Retouching Varnish. Recommended as the medium of choice in the final stages of an oil painting. Contains Canada Balsam & Turpentine. Learn More
  7. Roberson Studio Safe Beeswax Medium

    Roberson Studio Safe Beeswax Medium

    Starting at: £14.30

    A safe wax medium for impasto effects. Retains palette knife marks and brush strokes. This medium remains thick and doubles paint easily. Dries to a matt finish. Studio Safe is a non-aromatic and non-flammable and has a pleasant orange smell. Learn More
  8. Roberson Satin Glaze Medium

    Roberson Satin Glaze Medium

    Starting at: £8.50

    Mix with either tube oil colour or dry pigment to increase translucency, flow. Ideal for thin glazes, fine detail and smooth brushwork. Learn More
  9. Gamblin Gamsol Mineral Sprit

    Gamblin Gamsol Mineral Sprit

    Starting at: £7.50

    Gamsol is an odourless mineral spirit created by the American company Gamblin. They describe it as "the safest solvent that allows oil painters to utilize all traditional painting techniques without compromise."

    Please see below for Gamsol's primary applications.

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  10. Gamblin Galkyd Medium

    Gamblin Galkyd Medium

    Starting at: £11.00

    Galkyd is an oil painting medium created by Gamblin. They write:

    "Galkyd thins oil colours and increases transparency and gloss. When used in greater proportions with oil colour, Galkyd will level brush-strokes, creating an enamel-like surface. Galkyd is our fastest-drying painting medium. Thin layers will be touch-dry in approximately 24 hours."

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  11. Gamblin Galkyd Gel "G Gel" 150ml

    Gamblin Galkyd Gel "G Gel" 150ml

    £18.00

    Galkyd "G" Gel is produced by Gamblin. They say:

    "Galkyd Gel is a stiffer gel compared to Neo Megilp that holds thicker, sharper brushmarks and dries more quickly. Galkyd Gel increases transparency of oil colours and creates impasto."

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  12. Roberson White Siccative

    Roberson White Siccative

    Starting at: £7.60

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    Strontium based siccative. Add sparingly to oil colours to accelerate drying. Milder than Cobalt drier siccative. Recommended for pale colours. Unable to send overseas. Learn More
  13. Gamblin Galkyd Lite Medium

    Gamblin Galkyd Lite Medium

    Starting at: £11.00

    Galkyd Light is produced by Gamblin. They write:

    "Galkyd Lite thins oil colours and increases transparency and gloss. When used in moderation with oil colours, Galkyd Lite will retain brushstrokes. Galkyd Lite is more fluid and less glossy compared to Galkyd. Thin layers will be touch-dry in 24 to 30 hours."

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  14. Gamblin Galkyd Slow Drying Medium

    Gamblin Galkyd Slow Drying Medium

    Starting at: £11.00

    Galkyd Slow Drying Medium is created by Gamblin. They write:

    "Galkyd Slow Dry thins oil colours and extends working time. Galkyd Slow Dry is more fluid and less glossy than Galkyd Lite. Use one part Galkyd Slow Dry to one part oil colours to paint wet-into-wet for at least a day."

    Please note: This product has been discontinued, while stocks last.

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  15. Gamblin Solvent-Free Fluid Medium

    Gamblin Solvent-Free Fluid Medium

    Starting at: £11.00

    Gamblin Solvent-Free Fluid is an oil painting medium created by the American company Gamblin. They write:

    "Gamblin Solvent-Free Fluid painting medium gives oil colours more flow and transparency. It has a moderately fast drying rate and increases gloss. Made from safflower oil and alkyd resin, Gamblin Solvent-Free Fluid is non-toxic and contains no Gamsol or petroleum distillates. To ensure proper drying and prevent beading-up of paint layers, Solvent-Free Fluid should be used in moderation with oil colours – no more than 25% by volume. To avoid wrinkling, apply mixtures of Solvent-Free Fluid and oil colors thinly. For underpainting, we recommend adding Gamsol to Solvent-Free Fluid."

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  16. Gamblin Cold Wax Medium

    Gamblin Cold Wax Medium

    Starting at: £10.30

    Cold Wax medium is made by Gamblin. They say:

    "Cold Wax medium is made from naturally white, pure beeswax. Formulated to knife consistency, Cold Wax Medium makes oil colours thicker and more matte. Cold Wax Medium can be used to make Gamblin mediums and Gamvar more matte. It can also be applied alone as a matte varnish."

    Please see below for more information.

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  17. Gamblin Neo-Meglip Medium

    Gamblin Neo-Meglip Medium

    Starting at: £11.00

    Neo-Meglip Medium is produced by Gamblin. They say:

    "Neo Megilp is a contemporary version of Maroger. This soft gel medium maintains the body of oil colours, increases transparency and flow, and imparts a smooth, silky feel. Neo Megilp dries at a moderate rate and remains workable for hours. Neo Megilp gives colours a satin gloss."

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  18. Gamblin Gamblin Mediums Set

    Gamblin Gamblin Mediums Set

    £30.00

    A selection of the Gamblin range of oil mediums.

    Contains: 59ml Gamsol; 59ml Refined Linseed Oil; 59ml Neo Megilp; 59ml Galkyd Lite; 59ml Cold Wax Medium; 37ml Solvent-Free Gel

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  19. Michael Harding Oil Paint Medium PM1

    Michael Harding Oil Paint Medium PM1

    Starting at: £7.15

    PM1 is a basic paint medium, designed to increase the flow of your oil paints and the gloss and transparency of your paint layers, adding to the depth and beauty of the your pigment colour. The inclusion of linseed stand oil in the recipe of this oil based medium prevents the “yellowing” of your paint film.

    Recommendation: Add 10-20% to your oil colour as you require.

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  20. Schmincke Oil Medium N

    Schmincke Oil Medium N

    Starting at: £8.05

    Does not contain turpentine and is therefore recommended for artists with allergies. Acrylic resin/hydrocarbon. Learn More
  21. Winsor & Newton Blending & Glazing Medium 75 ml

    Winsor & Newton Blending & Glazing Medium 75 ml

    £7.90

    Winsor & Newton Blending & Glazing Medium 75 ml Learn More
  22. Schmincke Drying Accelerator for Oils

    Schmincke Drying Accelerator for Oils

    Starting at: £7.00

    Especially fast drying paste-like painting medium. Preserves consistancy and degree of oil colours. Metal drying agent/stand oil/ketone resin/ mineral spirit. Learn More
  23. Schmincke Solvent-Free Transparent Gel Oil Medium

    Schmincke Solvent-Free Transparent Gel Oil Medium

    Starting at: £7.00

    Schmincke Solvent-Free Transparent Gel Oil Medium improves gloss and transparency of oil colours. To be mixed in ratio 1:1. Starts to dry on palette within 30 mins. Alkyd resins/mineral spirit. Learn More
  24. Schmincke Mussini Oil Medium 1

    Schmincke Mussini Oil Medium 1

    Starting at: £7.95

    Lean painting and thinning medium for oil colours. Suitable for applying glazes over thin and water-based glazes over thin and water-based grounds. Poppy Oil/Mineral Spirit/Natural & Synthetic Resin. Learn More
  25. Schmincke Mussini Oil Medium 2

    Schmincke Mussini Oil Medium 2

    Starting at: £7.95

    Schmincke Mussini Oil Medium 2. Slow drying medium, allowing extended working period. Suitable for wet-in-wet and blending techniques. Dries to a smooth elastic film. Mineral spirit/ketone resin. Learn More
  26. Schmincke Mussini Oil Medium 3

    Schmincke Mussini Oil Medium 3

    Starting at: £7.95

    Highly siccative painting medium. Dries on the palette with 40 minutes. Use sparingly to prevent gloss. Mineral spirit/siccative. Learn More
  27. Schmincke Malbutter Oil Medium

    Schmincke Malbutter Oil Medium

    Starting at: £7.00

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    Gel medium increases buttery character of oil colours and decreases drying time. Useful for impasto techniques and knife application. Add to oils in maximum ratio of 1:4. Contains alkyd resin. Learn More
  28. Schmincke Rapid Oil Medium

    Schmincke Rapid Oil Medium

    Starting at: £8.05

    Fast drying, increases flow and transparency of oil colours. Paint Fast drying, increases flow transparency of oil colours. Learn More
  29. Lefranc Impasto Medium

    Lefranc Impasto Medium

    Starting at: £16.80

    Lefranc Impasto Medium Learn More
  30. Lefranc Flemish Medium

    Lefranc Flemish Medium

    Starting at: £18.10

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    Lefranc Flemish Medium (without lead). Learn More

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