Gamblin Solvent-Free Fluid painting medium gives oil colors 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 colors – 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.
Slow ● ● ○ ○ Fast
Thin ● ○ ○ ○ Thick
Matte ● ● ● ○ Gloss
- Use in moderation (a little goes a long way)
- Suitable for alla-prima or wet-into-wet techniques
- Vegetable oil aroma
Gamblin Medium Guide
The dot indicators are relative and intended for comparison purposes. Dry times vary depending on colors used, absorbency of the painting surface, thickness of paint layers, and environmental conditions (e.g. temperature and humidity).
Approximate drying rates:
●●●● – 24 hours
●●●○ – 48 hours
●●○○ – 48-72 hours
●○○○ -4 days or longer