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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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After trying numerous painting mediums, Liquin satisfies my needs better than any other.
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Use it all the time
from South Jersey
I use it when I want to paint to dry overnight. Great for blending. If you're dark colors are drying flat, mixed some Liquin and your paint will dry with some gloss.
Great size for item, almost no waste
from Bardstown, KY
I have used this product for a long time. Recently, we changed to the smaller (but not smallest!) size and found it to be more desirable. The larger version is great if you use it often; but, for those who paint less often the smaller size seems to remain more stable and for longer. There is no discoloration or change in properties when kept tightly closed (the larger size was still being used for almost a year and it did degrade slightly and had some product removed to reach the workable portion). As a weekly painter, the 250ml size is great.
Happy with the product and the time it took to get them
from Athens , NY
Keep up the good work. The person that took my order was exceptional and most helpful.Keep up the good work and keep selling quality Items. I run a Cultural center and we have free classes in painting for all our kids. You always give the best prices and the kids and I are thankful for you consideration on giving us the best prices.
Indispensible in my painting process
from North Carolina
I love the product's qualities. I would suggest that if you are ordering it buy the smallest size. I ordered the large size and half the contents dried inside the bottle before I could use it all. I wish it came in a tube like paint instead of a plastic bottle.
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Always a classic favorite
from Cape Girardeau, MO
I use this for glazes and such in my oil paintings. I just can't seem to buy enough of this stuff before it's gone!
Good texture, nice finish, but fumes
By Glenda B
from Binghamton, NY
I mix Liquin with walnut oil, 1:2, for a painting medium. It's too fume-y to use on its own. I like the texture, the shortened drying time, and the slightly glossy, even finish it leaves. However, I've switched my painting students over to M.Graham walnut oil and alkyd medium, and will change over myself once this bottle and my existing supply of walnut oil are finished. No objections, just one less container and more convenience.
Extatic about the product.
from West bloomfield, mi.
By Kauai artist
from Kalaheo Hawaii
Been using it for 20 plus years and I love it
from Washington DC
Liquin makes the best fast drying mediums I have used. It doesn't affect color significantly. Flow is smooth. I love it.
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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