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Gamsol is an excellent solvent for thinning Gamblin mediums and for general painting. It evaporates 100% and leaves no residue in paint layers.
Gamsol is less toxic than other brands of OMS (Odorless Mineral Spirits), mineral spirits, or turpentine because the harmful aromatic solvent component has been removed. It's also useful for studio and brush cleanup.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Oderless, easy to use and works well
Comments about Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits:
I bought this product to use to blend colored pencils. I am really impressed with its beautiful blending capabilities. I also like that it is oderless. I usually just drop a few drops in a sealed container. Then I work from that. This way I am not exposed to an toxins, and like Lisa from Lachri fine art says safety first. I don't have any problem, using it in this small capacity.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would never use any other mineral spirit
This product is safe, reliable and well priced. A little goes a long way and although I only use it for brush washing/general studio clean up, and toning the canvas before oil paintings, it does all of those things tremendously. Not much Gamsol actually goes into my paintings (just a thin wash first to tone the canvas). I find that Gamblin's solvent free fluid works better for a medium. For completely solvent free painting, substitute gamsol for turpenoid natural (to clean your brushes) and use gamblins solvent free fluid or gel (i prefer the fluid) as a medium. Gamblin makes good stuff!
from Franklin, TN
Gamsol is the only Odorless Mineral Spirits that workshops in our area will allow and it's a perfection solution!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
New Gamsol Packaging
from Las Vegas
A couple of days ago while visiting California, I went to a Dick Blick store to replenish some supplies. I bought a large Gamsol in the new plastic bottle. In the 4 hours it took to drive home, about 1/5th of the bottle leaked out on the floor of the car. Bottle is not damaged. Just appears to have a slow leak on its side. Needless to say, I am not thrilled with the new packaging especially since Gamsol is not inexpensive. I love the product, but am now unsure about the new packaging.
Merchant response: We apologize for the leak in the bottle, and we're happy to help you with this. One of our Customer Care Agents will be reaching out via email to assist you.
from Beaumont Texas
I used the gamsol oderless spirits this past week in an oil workshop; my asthma forced me to abandon my oil painting a few years ago and I just took a chance on this one occasion. I was so pleased with the gamsol; absolutely no problem for my breathing and it was totally effective in the various uses over the course. The instructor required all of us to use that as our solvent and I am so glad he did.....Many thanks!!!!
Best Odorless Cleaner for Oil Paints.
To clean brushes and dilute paint.
No fuss, no fumes!
By Early Bird
from Shreveport, La.
This is the ONLY solvent I allow in my studio classroom. Other solvents which say "odorless" on the can or label must have been annointed by people who cannot smell. Gamsol has no nasty fumes to contend with, and even if it is not safer, it sure seems to be! People who got headaches from fumes now do not. Be safe out there!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not available in California
from long beach
was not able to get because of California restrictions
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Vic oil painting
from Paradise. KS
I have used linseed oil in the past. Trying this oil and simply LOVE IT my paints go on so smooth. Great product
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