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Since 1980, Gamblin has handcrafted luscious oil colors and contemporary painting mediums that are true to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent. All of Gamblin's oil painting materials are handcrafted at the company's wind-powered factory in Portland, Oregon. These are mediums you can trust for permanence and studio safety — from the industry leader.
Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Pressed from flax seeds in Canada without using heat or chemicals of any kind. However, when used to thin oil colors, it increases the tendency to yellow over time.
Cold Wax Medium
A soft paste formulated to knife consistency, Gamblin Cold Wax Medium is made from naturally white unbleached beeswax, alkyd resin, and odorless mineral spirits (OMS), and is used to make oil colors thicker and more matte. It can be thinned to brush consistency by dissolving it in a small amount of OMS. The surface of paintings made with beeswax mediums will become only as hard as a beeswax candle. Adding Gamblin Galkyd to Cold Wax Medium/oil colors mix will increase the sheen and flexibility of the paint film. Use a small amount to make Galkyd Mediums more matte. Cold Wax Medium contains no oil, so it can be applied as a wax varnish over a dry oil painting.
Cold Wax Medium
A soft paste that makes oil colors thicker and more matte. Formulated to knife consistency, it’s made from naturally white unbleached beeswax, alkyd resin, and odorless mineral spirits, and can be thinned to brush consistency. It can also be used as a final varnish.
A very transparent, lightweight gelled alkyd resin formulated for transparent impasto of up to 1/4” thick. It holds marks and brush strokes, can be applied in multiple layers and does not dry as quickly as most gel 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.
Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits
An excellent solvent for thinning Gamblin mediums, for general painting, and for studio and brush cleanup. It evaporates completely, leaving no residue, and the absence of the aromatic solvent component means painters can work with Gamsol five times longer than turpentine without adverse health effects.
This set includes 2 oz bottles of Galkyd, Neo Meglip, Refined Linseed Oil, Gamsol, a 37 ml tube of Galkyd Gel, and a 2 ml jar of Cold Wax Medium.
Soft, silky gel that gives body to paint, decreases viscosity, and can produce a luminous atmosphere. Base of alkyd resin, without toxic lead or other materials. Will not turn yellow or darken.
Slows down drying time. Especially useful for painters using "wet into wet" techniques. Add 10% by volume to slow down the drying time of Gamblin Galkyd painting mediums. 8 oz (237 ml) bottle.
Refined Linseed Oil
Pressed from American flax seeds, this low acid oil is about as light and pure as it gets. Use in moderation to thin oil colors, or use as an ingredient in traditional painting mediums.
Gamblin Safflower Oil is lighter in color than linseed oil, non-yellowing, and slow-drying. It is an excellent medium for passages of white and other light colors, making them sparkle and pop. Safflower oil also makes an excellent solvent-free brush cleaner during painting sessions (afterwards artists can clean brushes further with Gamsol or soap and water).
Solvent Free Fluid Medium
Eco-friendly Solvent-Free Fluid Medium gives oil paints a more fluid consistency and moderately speeds drying time.
Solvent-Free Gel Medium
Made from safflower oil and alkyd resin, eco-friendly Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel gives colors more gloss, flow, and transparency, yet holds the shape of brushstrokes. It has a moderately fast drying rate.
Heavy oil that wets pigments well. 8 oz (237 ml).
These small beads of naturally white unbleached beeswax can be used in making your own wax medium.
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By Peter in NC
from North Carolina
Comments about Gamblin Oil Mediums:
The highest quality, but I'd expect nothing less from Gamblin. Wonderful.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Galkyd Slo-dry makes paint flow well and dries very slowly
By Too many brushes
from Houston, Texas
Bought it for glazes. Works like a charm. Medium flows well but dries very slowly, so don't use this for your underpaintings.
I love the convenience of having a large quantity of this.
Use everyday with my oil painting
I bought this to try and use less solvent while painting
I recently found I was reacting to solvent so this is a product by Gamblin that is solvent free. I hope to use it in place of Gamsol. I have read several articles on the subject and know about the fat over lean in oil painting.
Close to odorless
from St. Louis, Mo
Close to odorless. Consistent quality
I will buy this product again
By Donna an oil painter
from Selinsgrove, Pa.
Since I started to use the product: Gamblin Safflower Oil with my oil paintings, it works great. What I like about it is that it doesn't have anything toxic in it that it can affect our eyes or health. I will be reordering this product.
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Great to use
from SLO, CA
Love the look of encaustic, but it's too caustic and involved for me. The Cold Wax Medium is odorless/nontoxic (can use it inside), so easy to apply, and gives a look similar to encaustic.
from Long Island, NY
A great medium for oil paint that an instructor recommended andI'm hooked on it now!
I would recommend this product.
By Marilynof Manchester
from Manchester, NJ
This is the first time I have used Galykd Medium #1. A fellow artist recommended it to me and I wanted something to use in our painting group that did not have a strong odor such as Liquin. I am very pleased with the way it interacts with the paint and leaves a "sheen" appearance which I like. Very Pleased.
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product is gamasol, a solvent
a high quality multi use thinner
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