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Schmincke Medium W is a revolutionary, low-odor oil paint additive that transforms traditional oil colors into water mixable oils. Combining one part Medium W with two parts of oil paint allows you to use simple water for both thinning your paints and cleaning your tools — no solvents required! At the same time, Medium W increases the gloss and transparency of your colors.
Colors mixed with Medium W may undergo a shift in color and appear lighter or "milky" while wet (as do most brands of water mixable oil). Not to worry — your colors will harmonize back to their original tones during the course of the drying process.
This effect may be more or less pronounced, depending on the color of the oil and the amount of water you add for thinning. The darker the oil paint and the more water added, the lighter in hue the wet paint film will appear. However, rest assured that all colors will be restored to their original brilliance once dry.
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Change your OIL PAINTS to Water-soluble!
By Avis Artist
from Washington, D.C.
Comments about Schmincke Medium W:
Amazing. Medium W works!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would surely buy this product again!!
By Grant S.
I love how this new 'Medium W' works. 2 parts regular oil paint to 1 part 'Medium W'. It take a little knack and time in mixing them up on a palette. After a couple of times of mixing a few batches you will be happy from the result! I bought empty paint tubes, then filled them after mixing the batches. You have see how these new homemade water-Soluble oils work! I am very pleased on the results. I would recommend this Schmincke Medium W to everyone who would like to try to work with water-soluble oil paint.
Can use only for cleaning brushes and tools with water!
from Hiram, GA
I use the Medium W just for cleaning my brushes. Just wipe the paint off the brush and dip it in the Medium W. Then you can wash the brush out with water and a little soap. I never mix water with water miscible oils because it causes strange drying characteristics. Tends to make the paint sticky,msome brands more than others. So I don't see a value in trying to make traditional oils water miscible. With this product, it doesn't matter whether I pick up a water miscible or a traditional oil paint. Great product!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
great medium but some issues.
I bought this medium W so I wouldn't have to get rid of all my high quality regular oil paints. If your oil paints are thick then adding a few drops of this medium will make the paint smooth and buttery and water mixable; but if your paints are already kind of thin then a few drops of this medium will give your oil paints a soup - like quality. I have also noticed paints with a higher oil content such as alizarin crimson or any quinacridone colors you have to add more of this medium W to get the same water mixable qualities. This medium looks just like linseed oil but....it has a light or slight chemical smell. It's odor is faint and less than all of the alkyd mediums I've used. I have a few tubes of lead white and the medium works great with those. This is a great product. I highly recommend it if you want to turn your favorite oil paint brand into Wm oil paint. The Wm quality means you can dip your brush into water to rinse your brush off or when you're done painting and you need to clean up. No more oms.
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
It's About Time!
By j. h. easton
from Las Vegas, NV
Happy to finally be able to use the Flake Whites with the water miscible oil colors. Nice to not have to buy a lesser quality paint just to get the wasser miscibility and it works well as a medium with water miscible colors.
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