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Gamblin offers a great range of contemporary mediums. Using today’s safer materials, they recreate the properties of traditional mediums.
Formulated to thin oil colors and maintain strong flexible paint films, with a viscosity similar to that of a traditional dammar/refined linseed oil/turpentine painting medium. It will leave brush strokes in thicker layers and allow a longer working time (approximately three hours). Glazes are slightly less glossy than those made with traditional mediums or Galkyd.
Galkyd Medium #1
An alkyd resin painting medium that increases the fluidity of oil colors and speeds their drying time (thin layers will dry within 24 hours). Its viscosity is similar to traditional painting mediums made from linseed stand oil. It levels brush strokes, creates a strong flexible paint film, and leaves an enamel-like glossy finish.
Galkyd Slow Drying
Formulated for strength and flexibility, and to keep the surface of oil paintings open for approximately three days — a good choice for painters who blend or work wet into wet.
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I love working with Galkyd! #sweepstakes
from San Diego, CA
Comments about Gamblin Galkyd Mediums:
I love everything Gamblin. They are always top quality products and I love Gamblin's commitment to safety. I find Gamblins Oil paints to be superior to others, rich colors and excellent mixability. Odorless Gamsol is non-toxic and much better than harmful aromatic solvents. They have a wide range of mediums that are simple to work with. Gamblin is Made in the USA.#sweepstakes
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I plan to buy more as needed.
By art ace
from Modesto, CA
I use this when painting with oils. I buy small quantities because overtime it becomes less fluid and eventually unuseable.
my go to medium
from portland, or
I use Galkyd slow dry as my medium of choice - no smell and drys overnight - great for glazes and layering
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
First time user - will be buying again
By Miz Katie
from Wichita, KS
Bought this to try because I had read so many nice things about the medium. I can easily say, everything I read was true. I'm not sure how I painted in oils before getting this product. Easy to use, not tacky like some other mediums I've tried. My paintings not only dry overnight, which is a plus, but have a pretty sheen, also. Gives the paint a nice boost.
great product...will change and expand your possibilities
By ne painter
I discovered this product about 12 years ago. It is wonderful and archival. The company is very helpful in fielding questions. The galkyd can be used in conjunction with oil color to set a toned transparent or opaque ground over gessoed surface. There are many possiblities but I use it in Impressionistic, colorful landscape and still life painting. The darks painted using Galkyd as a medium stay translucent. Then I build slowly up in value and opacity. try it. All their products are great Gamasol attire, turpiniod replacement that is way more healthy and economical because it can be reused after it settles-is also super.
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heightens color possibilities
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect oil medium
from Hudson oh
Doesn't dry too fast but not too slow. I used them for portraiture and it's perfect. I had them outside for eight hours and they didn't dry too fast. I can't make a medium this nice.
I love this stuff
from Visalia, CA
I really like painting with this. It dries so much faster and leaves a nice little gloss. I switched to this from making my own about 5 years ago and i love it.
from Virginia, U.S.
Perfect stand consistency, less blurring of details and brush work. A total success in my opinion.
from Arlington, TX
Nice product with an excellent sheen without being overly glossy and increases transparency of color. Has a certain thickness to it when it dries that I also find very nice. Also dries to the touch within 24 hours if the layer is not too thick which is very nice for layering without waiting as long.
Great product, fair price,
By Stubble Jumper
from Delta, British Columbia, Canad
Gamblin oil painting mediums are the best available. one of the best features is that they are all intermixable..
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