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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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love Winsor and Newton Liquin impasto
from ames, ia
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very good for thick impasto! love it!
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Winsor and Newton Liquin Mediums- Great product!!
from Norfolk, VA
This is a great product that is extremely helpful in the painting process! Makes a beautiful glaze:)
Very happy with Liquin Light Gel
I've been using quick-dry acrylic and wax mediums with my oils for a long time, but I still had a tendency to dip my brush in mineral spirits to thin the paints a little, which resulted in losing color vibrance. I was looking for a medium that would give me the texture I want by itself. But, sometimes I want a thicker, buttery texture and sometimes I want it thinner.The light gel is really neat because the longer you mix it into the paint with your brush or pallette knife, the thinner it gets. This allows you to control the texture. This has kept me out of the mineral spirits and my colors look so much better.
Starving Artist Review
By Emmel Watkins
from Park Hills
Winsor & Newton products are what I use almost exclusively. Liquin Fine Detail is the best medium for oils. It stretches the coverage of the paints so that a little goes a long way.
I will use on a regular basis
from Salisbury md
I use with my oil paints and a little goes a long way. It's a keeper!
This stuff was the best tip I got in college!
from Rochester, NH
I would highly recommend Liquin Original to anyone who paints in oil, but especially to those who won't work in oil because of the usually painfully long drying time. I buy it by the 2.5 litre cans because I work quite large and I enjoy the glazes that thinning my paint with this product produces, as well. It works well when used with thicker paint, also, and I work it with palette knives as well as brushes. The only problem I have ever had with it (but this should not be the way any art is handled) is a friend hung a painting I gave her to close to a heater and the area of the piece closest to the heat yellowed.
I love this stuff
from West Virginia
I found this fast drying detail liquin and now I swear by it. I use it religiously. It works like linseed oil but doesn't cause the paint to yellow over time and it also doesn't dilute the colors as much. It also speeds drying time. They also have one that slows drying time but does the same thing. It's perfect if you need smooth lines without a lot of texture.
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Smooth lines done with white paint and this liquin
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I would use this product again
By Wade's oil paintings
from Colton, SD
I use this product to thin my paints or if I have a customer that orders a painting that they need in a hurry because of it's fast drying properties.
from Berthoud Colorado
Liquin moves my oil paint like no other medium, allows reasonably quick drying time, and assists in my overall strokes and gestural marks like no other medium. I love it!
Really like it he product
from Scranton, PA
I've used Liquin original for years. This is my first time using Liquin for fine detail. I am very happy with the results although it takes some getting use to the more fluid feel.
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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