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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: 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