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Gamblin offers a great range of contemporary mediums. Using today’s safer materials, they recreate the properties of traditional mediums.
Formulated to thin oil colors and maintain strong flexible paint films, with a viscosity similar to that of a traditional dammar/refined linseed oil/turpentine painting medium. It will leave brush strokes in thicker layers and allow a longer working time (approximately three hours). Glazes are slightly less glossy than those made with traditional mediums or Galkyd.
Galkyd Medium #1
An alkyd resin painting medium that increases the fluidity of oil colors and speeds their drying time (thin layers will dry within 24 hours). Its viscosity is similar to traditional painting mediums made from linseed stand oil. It levels brush strokes, creates a strong flexible paint film, and leaves an enamel-like glossy finish.
Galkyd Slow Drying
Formulated for strength and flexibility, and to keep the surface of oil paintings open for approximately three days — a good choice for painters who blend or work wet into wet.
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Perfect oil medium
from Hudson oh
Comments about Gamblin Galkyd Mediums:
Doesn't dry too fast but not too slow. I used them for portraiture and it's perfect. I had them outside for eight hours and they didn't dry too fast. I can't make a medium this nice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love this stuff
from Visalia, CA
I really like painting with this. It dries so much faster and leaves a nice little gloss. I switched to this from making my own about 5 years ago and i love it.
from Virginia, U.S.
Perfect stand consistency, less blurring of details and brush work. A total success in my opinion.
from Arlington, TX
Nice product with an excellent sheen without being overly glossy and increases transparency of color. Has a certain thickness to it when it dries that I also find very nice. Also dries to the touch within 24 hours if the layer is not too thick which is very nice for layering without waiting as long.
Great product, fair price,
By Stubble Jumper
from Delta, British Columbia, Canad
Gamblin oil painting mediums are the best available. one of the best features is that they are all intermixable..
Mineral Spirits then Galkyd way to go
from Delaware County, NY
I like quick dry mediums. I'm going alkyds w/ Gamsol instead of turp and Galkyd instead of linseed oil. On a hot plein air days oils, turp and and linseed.
Love the flow of paint and viscosity of this with Gamblin product. once again Gamblin wins!
the bees knees
from Traverse City, MI
Galkyd is phenomenal for translucent washes with high gloss. Good if you want to speed drying time as well.
Gamblin Slow Dry is Great!
from Bald Head Island, NC
I use this medium to "oil in" my still life work after the first coat dries and I begin painting again. It remains fluid throughout that session and does not prolong the drying. The painting is dry overnight to begin again.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Minneapolis, MN
I really wanted to like Galkyd. Sadly, not so much. It does speed drying nicely, but it tends to set up in the bottle and then causes the brush to drag. Kind of like painting with Elmer's glue. Maybe adding thinner will help, but that further dilutes the ratio of pigment in the mix. I haven't tried that yet. I was a bit put off by Liquin's goofy bottle so I tried Galkyd. Liquin seems to maintain the right consistency longer in the bottle and goes on smoother. I guess I'll stay with Liquin.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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