Water Miscible/Mixable Oils

Water Miscible Oils are similar to regular oil colors, but they contain a modified oil binder that can be cleaned up with water. Once dry, the paint layer resists water just as conventional oil colors do, with a drying time similar to that of traditional oils. Clean-up is easier, requiring none of the solvents which can have harmful side effects. Water miscible oils can be mixed with conventional oil colors and mediums, but the resulting mixture may lose its water-mixable characteristics. They can also be thinned with water, but doing so will tend to make the paint film duller and will cause a color shift from wet to dry. Use of water miscible mediums is recommended.

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Water Miscible Oil Sets

Water Miscible Oil Sets offer a convenient introduction to this relatively new medium. Choose from a variety of color assortments available in either student or artist quality paints. Water miscible mediums will make a useful addition to sets that don't already include them.

Water Miscible Oil Mediums

Water Miscible Oil Mediums allow you to alter the viscosity and drying time of the water miscible oil paints without the problems traditionally associated with thinning with water. The integrity and luster of the paint is preserved, while still allowing easy cleanup.

  • Grumbacher Max Paint
    Grumbacher Max Paint

    Grumbacher Max Water-Miscible Artist Oil Paint is made from the same pigments and linseed oil as Grumbacher Pre-Tested Oils, and they have comparable drying time. Max Grumbacher colors can be intermixed with any other oil colors or oil painting mediums, and they can be varnished after just 6 months. Learn more and get some tips as to best ways to work with Max paint.

  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Paint
    Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Paint

    Winsor & Newton Water Mixable Oils contain the same ingredients and perform just like conventional oil colors except that you can use water to clean them up. They are a great choice for artists who have a sensitivty to solvents or who just want the ease of clean-up in the studio or out in the field.


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