Gamblin Cold Wax Medium 16 oz.
Cold Wax can be used to make oil colors thicker and more matte. A soft paste formulated to knife consistency, Gamblin Cold Wax medium is made from naturally white unbleached beeswax, alkyd resin and odorless mineral spirits (OMS). Gamblin Cold Wax Medium can be thinned to brush consistency by dissolving in a small amount of OMS. The surface of paintings made with beeswax mediums will become only as hard as a beeswax candle. Adding Galkyd to cold wax painting medium/oil colors mix will increase the sheen and flexibility of the paint film. Use a small amount to make Galkyds more matte. Gamblin Cold Wax Medium contains no oil so it can be applied as a wax varnish over a dry oil painting.
Painters who are using more than 1/3 cold wax medium to 2/3 oil paints should paint on rigid supports or paintings may crack when moved.
By mixing 1/2 Cold Wax Medium and 1/2 G-Gel, painters can paint on flexible supports.
Cold Wax Medium 50% + Galkyd Gel 50% makes thick translucent layers that can be applied to linen or canvas on flexible supports. Adding 10% Galkyd increases the flow.
A mixture of Cold Wax Medium 30% + oil colors is flexible enough to paint on canvas or linen flexible supports.
A mixture of more than 30% Cold Wax Medium + oil colors is best painted on rigid supports.
Caution: Oil paintings made with more than 50% Cold Wax Medium to oil paint mixtures are very sensitive to heat. Store at temperatures below 120 degrees F. Avoid direct sunlight. Naturally white, unbleached beeswax melts.
List price: US$45.99