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Since 1980, Gamblin has handcrafted luscious oil colors and contemporary painting mediums that are true to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent. All of Gamblin's oil painting materials are handcrafted at the company's wind-powered factory in Portland, Oregon. These are mediums you can trust for permanence and studio safety — from the industry leader.
Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Pressed from flax seeds in Canada without using heat or chemicals of any kind. However, when used to thin oil colors, it increases the tendency to yellow over time.
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.
Cold Wax Medium
A soft paste that makes oil colors thicker and more matte. Formulated to knife consistency, it’s made from naturally white unbleached beeswax, alkyd resin, and odorless mineral spirits, and can be thinned to brush consistency. It can also be used as a final varnish.
A very transparent, lightweight gelled alkyd resin formulated for transparent impasto of up to 1/4” thick. It holds marks and brush strokes, can be applied in multiple layers and does not dry as quickly as most gel 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.
Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits
An excellent solvent for thinning Gamblin mediums, for general painting, and for studio and brush cleanup. It evaporates completely, leaving no residue, and the absence of the aromatic solvent component means painters can work with Gamsol five times longer than turpentine without adverse health effects.
This set includes 2 oz bottles of Galkyd, Neo Meglip, Refined Linseed Oil, Gamsol, a 37 ml tube of Galkyd Gel, and a 2 ml jar of Cold Wax Medium.
Soft, silky gel that gives body to paint, decreases viscosity, and can produce a luminous atmosphere. Base of alkyd resin, without toxic lead or other materials. Will not turn yellow or darken.
Slows down drying time. Especially useful for painters using "wet into wet" techniques. Add 10% by volume to slow down the drying time of Gamblin Galkyd painting mediums. 8 oz (237 ml) bottle.
Refined Linseed Oil
Pressed from American flax seeds, this low acid oil is about as light and pure as it gets. Use in moderation to thin oil colors, or use as an ingredient in traditional painting mediums.
Gamblin Safflower Oil is lighter in color than linseed oil, non-yellowing, and slow-drying. It is an excellent medium for passages of white and other light colors, making them sparkle and pop. Safflower oil also makes an excellent solvent-free brush cleaner during painting sessions (afterwards artists can clean brushes further with Gamsol or soap and water).
Solvent Free Fluid Medium
Solvent-Free Fluid Medium gives oil paints a more fluid consistency and moderately speeds drying time.
Solvent-Free Gel Medium
Made from safflower oil and alkyd resin, Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel gives colors more gloss, flow, and transparency, yet holds the shape of brushstrokes. It has a moderately fast drying rate.
Heavy oil that wets pigments well. 8 oz (237 ml).
These small beads of naturally white unbleached beeswax can be used in making your own wax medium.
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Comments about Gamblin Oil Mediums:
I use this product as an ingredient to make a a wax based, oil painting medium. In addition to using Gamblin's linseed oil, I also use their Galkyd and cold wax as part of the process to make the medium. Gamblin products always have great quality and their customer support is really good.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Lafayette , Louisiana
seems to work. but I need to practice more with it!!!!
It is better!
By Garden Artist
from Salem, Va.
I use this as part of my painting medium and it is as good as they say it is! No smell and comforting to know its healthier for me and my family.
Gambol is superior
By Painter Barbara
from New York
I have had to stop leaving my brushes in turps...so I tried Terpenoid. It left the brushessticky and hard to manage. Tried Gambol and there is a big difference. This solventis smoother and cleaner and easier to clean.
Paints, Mediums, Frames, Service -- All A-One!!
By Tina (Grandma Moses) (I'm 83 yrs old)
from Colchester, Connecticut
Paints have excellent, long-lasting color and the frames have a museum look to them and are very professional-looking. Must speak of the service -- have never been disappointed from the person I speak to on the phone to the quick delivery. I even order extra supplies for the artists in my workshop -- they are thrilled with the prices.
Fantastic All-Around Medium Set
I bought the mediums set and it's a fantastic deal, you get a lot of product for the price and the quality is wonderful. I'm a huge fan of the solvent free gel and the cold wax medium for impasto work.
Very nice oil medium
By Beth B.
from San Jose, CA
So nice that Gambiln created oil paints, solvents and media that are non-toxic. I can paint in my house!
from Carbondale, CO
All of Gamblin products are top notch. From paints to solvents to painting mediums, you can't go wrong. And the speed of Dick Blick makes everything a breeze.
from ames, ia
I simply love all Gamblin products - they are fantastic for what I do in oil paintings - I can always rely on the consistency and quality of their media and know what to expect
Very Satisfied Customer
from Escondido, CA
Very happy with purchase and shipping costs. I like to be able to purchase one or two items and not pay high shipping costs. I will definitely be making more purchases here.
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