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Old Holland mediums, oils, varnishes, and solvents are produced by a team of dedicated professionals who incorporate decades of experience, technical know-how, and input from artists around the world in their creation.
Designed to complement Old Holland's line of Classic Oil Colors, this selection can be used to finish and protect your paintings, or to bring back lost elements of older pieces.
Great for reviving elements of paintings that have faded or become dull, Old Holland Retouching Varnish brings back the original quality and character of the paint surface. A ketone resin dissolved in white spirit, this varnish also provides temporary protection, dries in several hours, and when dry, does not yellow.
Dammar Picture Varnish
Made from clear dammar resin dissolved in white spirit, Old Holland Dammar Picture Varnish protects paintings. Designed to be used after the paint has thoroughly dried (which can take up to one year), it provides an even, high-gloss finish. This varnish may yellow somewhat over time.
Oil Painting Medium
Old Holland Oil Painting Medium thins oil paints, increases fluidity, and enhances flow. Made from a mixture of linseed oil, turpentine oil, and white spirit, it contains no resin or dryers. It reduces gloss and ensures that brushstrokes remain visible, but does not affect the drying time.
Refined Poppy Oil
Old Holland Refined Poppy Oil is made from the first pressing of poppy seeds. Used to increase the fluidity and enhance the flow of oil paints, it's great for use with light colors. Refined poppy oil possesses many of the qualities of linseed oil, but is less susceptible to yellowing and dries slower. It also enables brushstrokes to be removed. It can be diluted using turpentine and white spirit.
This boiled, polymerized linseed oil enhances the flow of oil paints and allows brushstrokes to be removed. An elastic medium, it also enhances gloss and lengthens drying time. It can be thinned using turpentine and white spirit and is suitable for the practice of the glacis technique. Stand Oil is less susceptible to yellowing than traditional linseed oil.
Bleached Linseed Oil
This cold pressed linseed oil increases fluidity of oil colors and enables brushstrokes to be removed. It enhances the flow, increases the gloss, and lengthens drying time of oil paints. Less susceptible to yellowing than conventional linseed oil, Old Holland Bleached Linseed Oil can be diluted with turpentine and white spirit.
Windmill Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
This cold pressed oil is made from linseeds that have been pressed in a windmill. It enhances the gloss and flow of oil paint, lengthens drying time, and allows brushstrokes to be removed. It can be diluted using turpentine and white spirit.
Mastic Picture Varnish
This hard varnish turns slightly milky and produces a high-gloss finish. Old Holland Mastic Picture Varnish is made from a pure, clear mastic resin dissolved in white spirit. It should be used only after oil paints have dried, which can take up to one year. It may yellow somewhat.
Quick Drying Painting Medium
This medium thins oil paints and enhances their flow. It also produces quicker drying times, reduces gloss, and allows brushstrokes to remain visible. Made from a mixture of linseed oil, turpentine oil, and white spirit, Quick Drying Painting Medium contains no resin or dryers.
Matte Picture Varnish
This pliable gloss varnish protects paintings and does not yellow. It is made from ketone resin dissolved in white spirit, with beeswax added to produce a matte finish. It is meant to be used after paintings have fully dried, which may take as long as one year.
Gloss Picture Varnish
This pliable gloss varnish protects paintings without yellowing. It is made from ketone resin dissolved in white spirit and is meant to be used after paintings have fully dried, which may take as long as one year.
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