Gamblin offers a great range of contemporary mediums. Using today's safer materials, they recreate the properties of traditional mediums. Galkyd Medium #1, Galkyd Lite, Galkyd Slow Dry, Cold Wax Medium, Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits, and Gamvar Varnish.
Cold Wax Medium — 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), and is used to make oil colors thicker and more matte. It can be thinned to brush consistency by dissolving it in a small amount of OMS. The surface of paintings made with beeswax mediums will become only as hard as a beeswax candle. Adding Gamblin Galkyd to Cold Wax Medium/oil colors mix will increase the sheen and flexibility of the paint film. Use a small amount to make Galkyd Mediums more matte. Cold Wax Medium contains no oil, so it can be applied as a wax varnish over a dry oil painting.
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