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  • Purpose: Increasing the flow and/or transparency of oil colour, making the paint fatter, decreasing the drying time Composition: Alkyd resin, white spirit
    • Increases the durability and elasticity of the paint film
    • Makes the brush stroke run, depending on the amount added
    • Hardly influences the degree of gloss
    • Slightly yellowing
    • Can be thinned with white spirit or turpentine
    • Suitable as glazing medium
    • Flammable
  • Purpose: For the artist to make his own paint and painting medium Composition: Linseed oil
    • Increases the gloss and the drying time of the paint film
    • Increases the risk of the paint film wrinkling
    • Shows less yellowing in dark conditions than Purified linseed oil; the yellowing largely disappears in daylight
    • Can be thinned with white spirit or turpentine
  • Purpose: Thinning oil colour and cleaning brushes and other artistsmaterials Composition: Mineral oil distillate with the minimum possible content of harmful constituents Characteristics:
    • Odourless
    • Drying time somewhat longer than Talens white spirit (090)
    • Very pure, 100% evaporation; disappears completely from the paint film
    • Makes oil paint leaner (use in lower coats)
    • Not suitable for removing dry varnish coats
  • Purpose: Increasing the flow and/or transparency of oil colour, shortening the drying time and making the paint fatter Composition: Vegetable oils, synthetic resins, white spirit, siccatives
    • Increases the durability and elasticity of the paint film
    • Makes the brush stroke run, depending on the amount added
    • Increases gloss
    • Does not yellow
    • Can be thinned with white spirit or turpentine
    • Flammable
  • Out of stock
    Holbein Linseed Oil is used to increase oil paintsโ€™ fluidity and gloss, and slows drying time.
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