Description: Non-yellowing free-flowing medium added to oil and alkyd paints to improve paint handling and promote the brushing out of colours.
Stand oil content ensures pale colours stay bright whilst deep tones are enriched.
Ingredients: Stand Oil (40 Poise), Distilled Gum Turpentine, Alkali Refined Linseed Oil, Cobalt Drier.
Product application: Langridge Painting Medium may be added to oil colours in quantities at the discretion of the artist.
Initially small additions will purely aid the flow qualities of existing oil colours. As more medium is added to the oil colour the transparency will be increased due to the further dispersion of the pigment throughout the medium.
In accordance with all Langridge Painting Mediums, Painting Medium is formulated with a proportion of oil to solvent that can be used unrestrictedly in glazes and washes without risking underbinding the pigment from the oil.
After 20-30 minutes of applying Langridge Painting Medium the surface will set-up to a tack that grabs any succeeding brush strokes. The wet, but tacky, paint surface can be readily painted into, even quite aggressively, without moving or disturbing the areas of fresh paint underneath. This allows for a wet-in-wet technique with very controlled manipulation of paint including soft blending.
Stand oil used in Langridge Painting Medium has pronounced levelling qualities. If more than 50% is added, the resulting paint film will exhibit an enamel finish with little or no physically raised brush marks.
Langridge Painting Medium has a high oil content and, as such, is a ‘fat’ medium. It should not to be used for underpainting if oil colours with no additional medium are to be applied on top.
Dries to a gloss finish.