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Liquin is a durable, non-yellowing medium for thinning oil and alkyd colors, and speeding drying time. Winsor & Newton has extended its popular line of Liquin with a variety of superb, new products.
Liquin Fine Detail
The most fluid of the Liquin family of products, this gloss medium is ideal for fine detailed work, for producing a smooth surface picture, or in smoothly blended areas where brushmarks are not desired. The modern alternative to traditional copal mediums that were based on natural resins and offered fast-drying properties to artists, Fine Detail approximately halves the drying time of oil color, depending on the proportions added. It is touch-dry in one to five days, depending on the climate, colors used, and film weight. It is not recommended for use as a varnish or final coat.
This is a semi-gloss, quick-drying, non-yellowing impasto medium that retains crisp textures and brush strokes without any visible leveling. It also extends tube color, provides bulk, and allows more blending time. When dry, it forms a flexible, tough film that can be varnished in the normal way. Use it for heavier brush work or palette knives. It is not recommended for use as a varnish or final coat.
Liquin Light Gel
This Liquin formulation is a slight gel that breaks down on brushing (thixotropic) and flows out to give a non-drip effect when mixed with color. It is ideal for glazing, and dries to a gloss film that has an increased resistance to yellowing. Liquin Light Gel offers all the handling properties traditionally seen with the historic Meglip mediums but without the tendencies to crack and yellow that are normally associated with mastic mediums. It is not recommended for use as a varnish or final coat.
A semi-matte, quick-drying medium, Winsor & Newton Liquin Oleopasto has a soft gel consistency with some brush drag, ideal for leveling crisp brushmarks and providing bulk in impasto and texture work. When added to paint, Liquin Oleopasto extends tube color. When dry, it retains knife and brushstrokes and won't level out. It dries to a crack-resistant, virtually non-yellowing film.
This reliable favorite (formerly known simply as "Liquin") is a general-purpose low gloss medium that improves flow and transparency. It mixes easily with the brush or knife, smoothes brushwork, and is also suitable for textured oil techniques. Liquin Original approximately halves the drying time of oil colors, resulting in a drying time of anywhere from one to five days, depending on climate, colors used, and film weight. It is not recommended as a varnish or final coat.
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from Cleveland, Ohio
Comments about Winsor & Newton Liquin Mediums:
I have used this product for 30 years for detail work and glazing never been disappointed.!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Have used Liquin for years
I use Liquin on a regular basis. However the bottle I received was a huge disappointment. When I tried to pour some out it was so thick it would barely come out. From my experience, Liquin is usually a thick liquid not a gel-like gloppy substance. The oil paint I mixed with it wouldn't flow. Has the formula been changed? Am I supposed to add something to thin it? Was it stored in Blick's warehouse too long and dried out a bit from being too old? I've been a devoted user of Liquin for years but I'm not sure what to do about this.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from New Paltz, NY
Love this product. Good quality and great results.
Excellent product for thinning and glazing!
from Los Angeles
This product never fails! One serious issue: the weird bottle shape and absolutely ridiculous cap. The caps get stuck with dried Liquin and nothing short of a hacksaw to the neck of the plastic bottle will make any difference. My students all groan at the problem. Having to resort to putting the product into glass jars,which works OK I guess. Other than the lame bottles and caps, the product is excellent. We no longer even need paint thinner or turpentine in my classroom with this stuff.
Speeds oil drying time
from Beaufort, SC
I like using liquid mostly for glazing but it's also great to use very small amounts in your oil paint to really speed up drying time. My studio is in my home so I'm careful to have good air flow and I take the piece(s) out to the garage immediately after finishing a round to get the fumes out of the studio/house as fast as possible.
Yes I will buy this product again!! Thank You!!!!
from Copper Center, AK
This is awesome, I love to paint but where I live there is no place to buy any kind of art supplies and very few in the towns 225-400 miles away! And your prices are much much more reasonable!! I just wish you would have sent a catalog. Thank you so much!
this product provides a new dimension to glazing and edges
from lambertville, new jersey
to glaze and soften edges
very easy to use wish it came in bigger bottles
By painter chris
I only use this product so not sure how to compare it with other types of products
I always use Liquin Original
from Scottsdale, AZ
Very good price compared to other sources.
Smooth mix, Rapid drying
By jAlida Painter
I was expecting a liquid, but this is a gel which mixes nicely with the paint. I was looking for rapid drying time, and this gave it to me even better than expected! After two days of warm-room drying, my oil paintings were dry to the touch.
Liquin is a very useful medium used to speed the drying time of your oil paint. Learn about the different Liquin Mediums from Winsor & Newton. We'll explain what each one is best used for and how to integrate it into your painting process.
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