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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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Cold Wax medium for varnishing
from atlanta, ga.
Comments about Gamblin Cold Wax Medium:
After doing some web research , I read about this product as a much easier way to varnish finished oil paintings , I am very pleased with it and like the tactile aspect of using your hands to apply and rub it in with a soft rag. So far , the results are exactly what I wanted and i appreciate the fact that there is no mess to clean up.I also have some works on paper that I intend to use it for.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Don't run out!
from North Carolina
Blick came through once again - I was close to running out of my cold wax, and needed more quickly. I didn't even need to get expedited shipping as my order came within the predicted 2 days. Good product, but excellent product service. Thank you.
wonderful, goes on easily and combines with paint very well.
from manitou springs, co
use it with and under oils-- builds fine texture and can be used as a glaze.can not build the surface up too high!
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Cold Wax Medium
By GC Artist
from Gulf Coast Alabama
I bought this product to add to my oil paints to give them a thicker consistency. However, after reading the can's instructions, I found that they do not suggest using it when you are painting on canvas. The paint may crack so it needs a stronger support. This should be stated in the description. Instead I am using the medium mixed with a bit of OMS as a finisher on my dry paintings. You apply it, let it dry, and then buff it with a soft cloth. It leaves a nice finish unlike the high shine of retouch varnish.
After discovering Gamblin's line of contemporary oil painting products I can't say enough good things. Their Cold Wax medium along with their oils allow me to create a lustrous matte finish that I desire for my paintings. I recommend all of Gamblin's products.
(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great medium for my oil paintings.
from Central Oregon coast
Like the way the cold wax expands the oil and makes it dry quicker. Blick makes it easy to order especialy with free shipping since I live on the central Oregon coast where there is no art supply nearby.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Redondo Beach, CA
This is the first time I've used Gamblin Cold Wax Medium. I like the consistency, the texture and the matte finish. Worked great.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Does what it should the consistency is dead on pretty much like criscoMy go to wax medium for when a don't cook my own
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Fancy Pants Wax
I've just started experimenting with the cold wax, but I'm very happy with the results thus far. It mixes quickly and in application has really speed up my work.
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