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Liquin is a durable, non-yellowing medium for thinning oil and alkyd colors, and speeding drying time. Winsor & Newton has extended its popular line of Liquin with a variety of superb, new products.
Liquin Fine Detail
The most fluid of the Liquin family of products, this gloss medium is ideal for fine detailed work, for producing a smooth surface picture, or in smoothly blended areas where brushmarks are not desired. The modern alternative to traditional copal mediums that were based on natural resins and offered fast-drying properties to artists, Fine Detail approximately halves the drying time of oil color, depending on the proportions added. It is touch-dry in one to five days, depending on the climate, colors used, and film weight. It is not recommended for use as a varnish or final coat.
This is a semi-gloss, quick-drying, non-yellowing impasto medium that retains crisp textures and brush strokes without any visible leveling. It also extends tube color, provides bulk, and allows more blending time. When dry, it forms a flexible, tough film that can be varnished in the normal way. Use it for heavier brush work or palette knives. It is not recommended for use as a varnish or final coat.
Liquin Light Gel
This Liquin formulation is a slight gel that breaks down on brushing (thixotropic) and flows out to give a non-drip effect when mixed with color. It is ideal for glazing, and dries to a gloss film that has an increased resistance to yellowing. Liquin Light Gel offers all the handling properties traditionally seen with the historic Meglip mediums but without the tendencies to crack and yellow that are normally associated with mastic mediums. It is not recommended for use as a varnish or final coat.
A semi-matte, quick-drying medium, Winsor & Newton Liquin Oleopasto has a soft gel consistency with some brush drag, ideal for leveling crisp brushmarks and providing bulk in impasto and texture work. When added to paint, Liquin Oleopasto extends tube color. When dry, it retains knife and brushstrokes and won't level out. It dries to a crack-resistant, virtually non-yellowing film.
This reliable favorite (formerly known simply as "Liquin") is a general-purpose low gloss medium that improves flow and transparency. It mixes easily with the brush or knife, smoothes brushwork, and is also suitable for textured oil techniques. Liquin Original approximately halves the drying time of oil colors, resulting in a drying time of anywhere from one to five days, depending on climate, colors used, and film weight. It is not recommended as a varnish or final coat.
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Could not live without this stuff!
from Dallas, TX
Comments about Winsor & Newton Liquin Mediums:
Speeds drying time a lot, which I love. Mixes with paint to make beautiful transparent glazes. So much easier that messing around with some linseed recipe for glazes. And more archival as well!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Jacksonville FL
I use Liquin in all my oil painting projects, whether it is paper, wood, canvas, etc. For me it makes the oil paint flow easier. The fact that it helps with the drying process, possible making it quicker, is a plus.
Liguin, a long time favorite product for oil painting
from New England
Liquin Original works well for helping oil paints dry faster and for making them thinner. When dry the paints have a nice patina.
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First time liquin user
from Greater New Orleans Area
I've painted in oil for many years but have never used liquin. I'd always felt that linseed or poppy seed oils were more appropriate as thinners mostly because this is what I was originally taught. I recently received a very large 48" x 84" triptych seascape commission with a desired time line. To ensure that time line, I decided to try liquin. I love it! Similar qualities to my traditional thinners but drying time is reduced significantly. If you paint in oil and work in layers, you will absolutely love liquin.
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Perdido Key Pelicans
This is the one for me
from Beaufort, South Carolina
This product thins paint nicely, does not alter values, dries quickly and does not leave a shiny surface.I cannot ask for anything else.
Oil painting must
from N Muskegon, MI
I use Liquin for my illustration work as well as for plein air painting.Cuts the drying time for oils in half...or better!And so it is quicker time for me to be able to scan my oil art to send the job off on time.Liquin helps me to meet my deadlines, that means so much for a professional.
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Best of the best!
from Las Vegas
This is a must have product for oil painters...Why because it speeds up the drying time. If you use oil paints don't forget to purchase this product because it's outstanding and a little goes a long way.#sweepstakes
I would buy this product again
from Washington DC
This is a great medium for oil if you want your panting to dry faster. The only problem is it creates a dup finish which can be rectified by using varnish when your painting is complete.
Impasto Medium is fantastic!
from Boulder CO
It does not change the consistency of the paint and it speeds the drying time of the oil paint to overnight in some cases. It is easy to use from the tube. It is not messy like dipping in the little bottle that Liquin Original comes in.
Pile it on
Been using Liquin Mediums for years. Dries to touch - 24 hrs or so - and allows for follow-up paint coats for those of us in a hurry. Thinned - it allows for glazing techniques. I'm a big fan.
Liquin is a very useful medium used to speed the drying time of your oil paint. Learn about the different Liquin Mediums from Winsor & Newton. We'll explain what each one is best used for and how to integrate it into your painting process.
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