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Gamblin's Stand Oil, manufactured by heating a pure refined linseed oil, is a heavy oil that wets pigments well.
Stand oil is linseed oil that has been polymerized by heating. It is thicker than cold pressed or alkalai refined oils, and has almost no tendency to yellow. It is useful for glazing, and helps to eliminate brush marks. AP non-toxic.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Rochester, NY
Comments about Gamblin Stand Oil:
After sitting in my studio for six months, this bottle of stand oil has become so clouded with clumped mucilage and impurities that it looks like a snow globe. Some of the mucilage has started to accumulate at the bottom of the bottle, but most of it just hangs in suspension (the thickness of the oil prevents it from settling). I have never before encountered a stand oil that is this... dirty. I have a half-bottle of Winsor & Newton stand oil that must be ten years old, and it's still as crystal clear as the day that I bought it. I bought the Gamblin stand oil because I needed something a bit less viscous (Winsor & Newton's stand oil is very thick). But this Gamblin stuff is clearly (or not so clearly!) made from an inferior grade of oil, or possibly from oil that was not properly refined. Would not recommend.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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It was clear when I bought it...
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. Gamblin techs advise that having mucilage precipitate out of the oil like yours has indicates the presence of water in the oil; sunlight activating the water ions can cause mucilage to precipitate. This is a rare occurrence, as mucilage is significantly diminished by the refining process. A new bottle should take care of the issue, and one of our Customer Care agents will be reaching out to you regarding a replacement.
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A Honey of a Product
from Washington, DC
I am using this to do quick oil painting studies and love the faster drying of it over the regular linseed oil. Working with this product is like mixing dry pigment with honey!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
By Jan the Painter of Horses
from Davis, CA
Stand Oil is used to float highlights and finishing touches on top of wet oil / alla prima style painting. It is also good to mix with turpentine as a painting medium.
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from Fullerton, CA
works really well and mixes with mineral spirits well to make a medium for oil painting
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