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We carry a wide variety of mediums
Oils Traditional  & Water Mixable
GALKYD Galkyd thins oil colors and  increases transparency and gloss.  When used in greater proportions  with oil color, Galkyd will level  brush-strokes, creating an enamel-  like surface. Galkyd is our fastest-  drying painting medium. Thin  layers will be touch-dry in  approximately 24 hours. 
A non-yellowing mixture of stand  oil, resin and refined petroleum  oil, this medium, when mixed  with oil color, will accelerate  drying and harden the painting  surface. As a glaze, it will  provide a glossy surface which  deepens the color. Clean the  rim of the jar after use to avoid  adhesion with lid. 
GALKYD LITE  Galkyd Lite thins oil colors and  increases transparency and gloss.  When used in moderation with oil  colors, Galkyd Lite will retain  brush strokes. Galkyd Lite is more  fluid and less glossy compared to  Galkyd. Thin layers will be touch-  dry in 24 to 30 hours. 
GALKYD SLOW DRY Galkyd Slow Dry thins oil colors  and extends working time.  Galkyd Slow Dry is more fluid  and less glossy than Galkyd Lite.  Use one part Galkyd Slow Dry to  one part oil colors to paint wet-  into-wet for at least a day. 
NEO MEGILP Neo Megilp is a contemporary  version of Maroger. This soft gel  medium maintains the body of  oil colors, increases transparency  and flow, and imparts a smooth,  silky feel. Neo Megilp dries at a  moderate rate and remains  workable for hours. Neo Megilp  gives colors a satin gloss. 
GAKLYD GEL Galkyd Gel is a stiffer gel  compared to Neo Megilp that  holds thicker, sharper brush  marks and dries more  quickly. Galkyd Gel  increases transparency of  oil colors and creates  impasto. 
Linseed Oil  A highly viscous, thermal polymerized linseed oil that increases the transparency of DUO. DUO Stand Linseed Oil produces a leveled and enamel gloss effect when mixing with DUO Colors and/or DUO Painting Medium. DUO Stand Linseed Oil creates an elastic and durable film. It can be thinned with water and this may cause a milky appearance which will become clear once dry. While DUO Stand Linseed Oil may become cloudy over time, performance will not be affected. Stand Linseed Oil  Increases the transparency and gloss finish while slowing drying time of DUO. DUO Linseed Oil can be thinned with water, this may cause it to become milky, but it will become clear once dry. While DUO Linseed Oil may become cloudy over time, performance will not be affected.
Quick Drying Liquid  Enhances transparency and gloss  finish while dramatically  accelerating drying time. When  mixing DUO Quick Drying  Liquid and DUO Color in equal  parts, substrate surface will  become tacky in as little as 30  minutes. Adding too much DUO  Quick Drying Liquid may cause  unstable results. Do not exceed  a 50/50 ratio. DUO Quick  Drying Liquid can be thinned  with water, reducing the overall  effect. Milky appearance from adding water  will become clear when dry. While DUO Quick  Drying Liquid may become cloudy over time,  performance will not be affected.  
COLD WAX MEDIUM Cold Wax medium is  made from naturally  white, pure beeswax.  Formulated to knife  consistency, Cold Wax  Medium makes oil colors  thicker and more matte.  Cold Wax Medium can be  used to make Gamblin  mediums and Gamvar  more matte. It can also be  applied alone as a matte  varnish.  Please note:     Painters who  are using more than 1/3 cold wax medium to  2/3 oil paints should paint on rigid supports or  paintings may crack when moved. By mixing 1/2 Cold Wax Medium and 1/2 G-  Gel, painters can paint on flexible supports.  Please refer to Gamblin Cold Wax Medium   Tech. Sheet for additional information on the  uses of this versatile medium.   
LINSEED OIL - REFINED (low acid) Pressed from American flax  seeds. This is as light and pure as  industrially produced linseed oil  can be made. Use in moderation  to thin oil colors or as an  ingredient in traditional painting  mediums. 
Mediums Set  This set is an  ideal introduction  and includes 2 oz  containers of  Galkyd, Gamsol, Neo Meglip, Refined Linseed  Oil, Cold Wax and a 37 ml tube of G-Gel along  with the Gamblin Guide To Oil Painting  Mediums.   Excellent Holiday Gift Idea!
GAMSOL  Odorless Mineral Spirits  Gamsol is the safest  solvent that allows oil  painters to utilize all  traditional painting  techniques without  compromise.  Primary Uses for Gamsol: Thinning oil colors. A little goes a long way; stiff  oil colors relax immediately when a little  Gamsol is added. Be careful not to thin oil  colors too much with solvent alone, this can  compromise the ability of the paint to form a  paint film.  Modifying painting mediums. Our Galkyd line  of painting mediums are formulated with  Gamsol, so they readily accept Gamsol as a  thinning agent. Note: Gamsol should not be  added to painting mediums made with natural  resins (dammar, copal, mastic). They require  strong solvents such as turpentine.  Studio clean up: brushes, palettes, palette  knives, etc.  How does Gamsol achieve this level of  performance and safety? Most solvents available  to artists come from the industrial paint  industry where solvent power and cheapness is  prized. Gamsol is special: it is made for  products and processes that come into more  intimate contact with the body such as  cosmetics, hand cleaners, and cleaning food  service equipment.  Gamsol is a petroleum distillate but all the  aromatic solvents have been refined out of it,  less than .005% remains. Aromatic solvents are  the most harmful types of petroleum solvents. 
GAMVAR  The perfect picture varnish. ™  Gamvar saturates and  gives greater depth to  the colors in your  painting and gives your  work a unified and  protective semi-gloss  surface. Developed in  collaboration with the  National Gallery of Art,  Gamvar goes on water-clear,  stays water-clear and can be easily and safely  removed with Gamsol. Gamvar is virtually  odorless and ready to apply.  Brush apply. Do not spray.  Gamvar can be applied when the thickest areas  of your painting are thoroughly dry and firm to  the touch. Please visit our Using Varnishes page for  additional information, including application  tips and the use of Cold Wax Medium as a  matte varnish.
Venetian Turpentine  A heavy, thick and resinous  liquid made from European  pine trees and used in oil  mediums, varnishes and  resins. As a medium, it offers  transparency and a glossy  surface to oil painting.  Because it has a  characteristic of yellowing  with time, it should be used  in combination with dry oils  like stand oil or volatile oils  like turpentine.   Available in 55ml bottles.
Spike Lavender Oil  Distilled from a variety of the  lavender plant family, this  fragrant oil has properties  similar to turpentine but has  a greater tendency to oxidize  or gum and does not  evaporate as readily.  Available in 55ml bottles. 
Artist’s Painting Medium  A slow drying, gloss medium  which is ideal for fine detail work,  glazing and smoothly blended  areas with no brush marks.  Reduces consistency & improves  flow. Suitable for oiling out &  enriching dull patches.  Resistant to yellowing. 
Thickened Linseed Oil  A pale refined oil of syrupy consistency which behaves like Linseed Stand Oil but dries quicker and darker.  Improves flow & gloss.   Increases the durability of paint film. Reduces brush stroke retention. Liquin This reliable favorite is a general purpose semi gloss medium which speeds drying, improves flow and reduces brush stroke retention.      Halves the drying time of conventional oil colour (touch dry in 1-6 days depending on  colour & film thickness).     Resists yellowing.     Not suitable as a varnish or final coat. Refined Linseed Oil Our most popular oil. A low viscosity alkali refined oil of pale colour that dries slowly.  Reduces oil colour consistency. Increases gloss & transparency. Add to other oils to slow drying. Sansodor A low odor solvent which evaporates slowly, increases blending time and is suitable for thinning oil colours and cleaning brushes.  Suitable for oil & alkyd colour. Well suited to artists who prefer to avoid exposure to turpentine. Blending & Glazing Medium This new medium slows drying & improves flow. Ideal for blending, glazing, stroke work, antiquing and staining.  Improves transparency and depth. Dries to a durable gloss finish. Distilled Turpentine A fast evaporating, highly refined essential oil with the strongest thinning & brush cleaning power of all Artists’ grade solvents.  Suitable for removing varnish (including Dammar Varnish). Keep tightly closed and away from light to prevent oxidation. Do not use if it has thickened. Drying Linseed Oil Darker than refined Linseed Oil, this oil promotes the fastest drying rate of all the oils, whilst increasing gloss.   Improves flow. Increases gloss & transparency. Add to other oils to speed drying. Drying Poppy Seed Oil A fast-drying, pale oil made from poppy seeds which is well suited for whites and pale colours.  Reduces consistency. Increases gloss & transparency. Resists yellowing. Linseed Stand Oil A pale viscous oil that slows drying while imparting a tough, smooth enamel finish with no brush marks.   Increases film durability.  Ideal for glazing & fine detail if mixed with solvent. Liquin Fine Detail The most fluid of the Liquin family of products, this quick drying, gloss medium is ideal for fine details, glazing & blending or to produce a smooth surface picture.  Speeds drying (touch dry in 1-6 days depending on colour & film thickness).  Resists yellowing. Not suitable as a varnish or final coat. Cold Press Linseed Oil A slightly yellow oil, which is extracted without the use of heat & dries slightly quicker than refined linseed oil.  Improves flow. Increases gloss & transparency. Reduces consistency & brush strokes.  Ideal for grinding pigments. Dammar Varnish A pale yellow varnish which dries to a high gloss for use on oil and alkyd paintings. It tends to darken with aging and is removable with Distilled Turpentine.  Quick drying. Do not sue until painting is completely dry (6-12 months). Use in warm, dry conditions. Do not use as a medium. ZEC A clear and colorless colloidal oil painting medium that accelerates drying time. Formulated to accompany MG® Underpainting White. Zec® maintains the consistency and hue of the colors and holds any desired texture. Formulated to be used with color when MG® Underpainting White is used in underpainting. In normal applications, paintings dry to the touch in 4 to 6 hours. Can be diluted with Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine or Grumtine™ only. Petroleum solvents and paint thinners and odorless paint thinners are not compatible with this product. Mixtures of ZEC® in excess of 1:1 will result in a brittle dry paint film. Recommended for use on rigid supports ALKYD PAINTING MEDIUM FOR GLAZING AND DRYING  The ultimate alkyd painting vehicle, Grumbacher® Alkyd Painting Medium is a thixotropic painting medium (the more you stir, the more fluid it becomes). Lubricates oil color for easier gliding over surface while retaining control. Allows up to 8 hours of painting with little, if any, brush drag. Surface will dry to the touch, enough to paint over within 12 hours. Ideal for use as glazing medium producing rich, transparent, luminous glazes over dried under-paintings. Odorless, possessing no chemical or petroleum aroma. For best results, shake well before using. May be diluted with any conventional oil painting solvents. Non-yellowing and archival. Add in small doses to paint until desired consistency is met. COBALT DRIER ARTISTS OIL MEDIUM  The only scientifically proven, least harmful siccative for fine art painting. Speeds drying of oil colors and oil painting mediums. Extremely strong, use sparingly by applying in drops. Do not mix directly into artists oil paints. It is strongly recommended this product be first mixed into an oil painting medium, and the resulting mixture be added into the paint. Test product before using it in a painting. COPAL PAINTING MEDIUM  A traditional 19th century painting medium prepared especially for hobbyists and decorative painters (i.e. tole painters). Made with a modern synthetic copal resin, this painting medium has all of the manipulative and drying characteristics of the original 19th century preparation. When added to oil colors it improves flow, accelerates drying, and imparts hardness and a high gloss to the dry paint film. Because this product may cause yellowing and darkening of the colors with time, we recommend its use for occasional or impermanent painting only. Product may be diluted with Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine or Grumtine™ only. DAMAR VARNISH ARTISTS OIL MEDIUM  Pure gum damar processed by a special Grumbacher method. Clear and transparent. A high gloss final varnish that deepens and enriches artists' dry oil paintings. Protects oil paintings from dirt, moisture and scuffing. Quick-drying and permanent. When properly used it will not "bloom", or cloud with age. Easily removed with Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine or Grumtine™. Not soluble in mineral spirits, petroleum solvents or any odorless paint thinners Japan Drier  A reliable alkyd resin based liquid siccative intended for use by sign painters, artisans, and craftspeople. Japan Drier is not generally recommended for fine arts applications because it has a tendency to yellow and darken oil colors over long periods of time. Ideal medium for oil gilding. Simply apply to an appropriate surface, allow drying to a high tack. Apply gold or silver leafing, smooth and burnish Linseed Oil Finest quality purified alkali refined linseed oil, for us with artists' oil colors. Improves flow, increases gloss. This product may be added directly to Artists Oil Color. It is recommended linseed oil be pre-diluted with Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine, Grumtine™, or Odorless Paint Thinner. OIL PAINTING MEDIUM 1 -   For use with artists' oil colors where a matte finish is desired. Especially useful for under-painting on an absorbent gesso ground or mural work. Does not affect the brilliance of even the most subtle tints. Add to oil color in small quantity. Increases fluidity. This product may be diluted with either Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine or Grumtine™. Odorless Paint Thinners or petroleum solvents are not compatible with this product. OIL PAINTING MEDIUM 2 -   Formulated especially to retard the drying time of oil colors and to impart a high gloss finish to the dried paint film. Ideal painting medium for alla prima (wet-in-wet) painting techniques. For best results, add to colors in small amounts until the consistency desired is obtained. This product may be diluted with Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine or Grumtine™. OIL PAINTING MEDIUM 3 -   A classic, traditional formulation that accelerates the drying time of oil colors. Imparts a rich high gloss to the dried paint film. It is particularly effective for executing glazes over a properly prepared under-painting. It is especially effective in reducing the drying time of slow drying colors such as, Alizarin Crimson and the Cadmium Colors. Add to colors in small amounts until the desired consistency is obtained. This product may be diluted with Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine or Grumtine™. It is not compatible with Odorless Paint Thinners or petroleum solvents. OIL PAINTING RESTORER -  SURFACE CLEANING AGENT  A classic, traditional surface cleaner for old oil paintings that revives, refreshes and conditions the paintings surface. It removes surface soil and helps to restore freshness in appearance. To use, dampen a soft lint free cloth (such as a piece of washed-out cotton bed sheet) with the Restorer and gently rub the surface of the painting, constantly turning the cloth so as not to rub the dirt into its surface. Do this for the entire surface of the painting paying careful attention to grooves, nooks and crevices. When done, remove with Turpentine dampened clean lint free rag, finishing with a dry lint free rag. NOTE: Please use caution when cleaning and restoring highly textured or impasto paintings being sensitive to possible surface damage due to excessive abrasion. A light touch is best! PALE DRYING OIL  A safe, non-toxic fast drying painting medium intended for artisans, hobbyists and decorative painters. Reduces the consistency of tube oil colors and accelerates drying time. Use sparingly in conjunction with any oil painting solvent. Because excessive use causes severe yellowing and paint film embrittlement, this product is not recommended for fine arts applications. Poppyseed Oil  A slow drying, finest quality, purified oil for use with artists' oil colors. Retards drying of rapid drying colors, improves flow. Excellent color retention, does not yellow. Perfect for alla prima painting techniques. May be diluted with Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine, Grumtine™, or Odorless Paint Thinner. STAND OIL ARTISTS OIL MEDIUM  Polymerized linseed oil made by heating pure linseed oil to high temperatures in the absence of air. High-viscosity, non-yellowing. Intended for use with oil painting mediums, as well as diluted with conventional solvents. Improves fluidity of paint and assists in laying down (smoothing out) brush strokes. Slow drying and improves dry paint film flexibility. May be diluted with any conventional oil painting solvents SUN-THICK LINSEED ARTISTS OIL MEDIUM  A heavy bodied purified oil. For use in preparing oil painting mediums. Excellent resistance to yellowing and extremely flexible. Improves flow and increases gloss. Thicker than regular linseed oil but not as thick as stand oil. It is recommended that it be pre-diluted with Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine, Grumtine™, or Odorless Paint Thinner. Brush Cleaner  A nonflammable brush cleaning solution with no harsh smell for DUO, oil, water and acrylic brushes. When cleaning traditional oil color brushes with DUO Brush Cleaner do not use brushes until completely dry. Store in a cool dark place. Painting Oil Medium  DUO Painting Oil Medium enhances transparency and gloss finish while accelerating drying time. Aids in brush ability and flow. Use DUO Painting Oil Medium alone or with water. A milky appearance may appear from adding water, this will become clear once dry. While DUO Painting Oil Medium may become cloudy over time, performance will not be affected. Store in cool dark place. Quick Drying Medium Gloss  An aqueous paste medium that, when mixed with DUO, results in a transparent and gloss finish while dramatically accelerating drying time. When mixing DUO Quick Drying Medium Gloss and DUO Color in equal parts substrate surface will become tacky in as little as 30 minutes. Use caution when applying thick layers as this may cause wrinkling. DUO Quick Drying Medium Gloss can be thinned with water, reducing the gloss effects. A milky appearance may appear from adding water, this will become clear when dry. Quick Drying Medium Mat  An aqueous paste medium that, when mixed with DUO, results in a translucent and mat finish while dramatically accelerating drying time. When mixing DUO Quick Drying Medium Mat and DUO Color in equal parts substrate will become tacky in as little as 30 minutes. Overall mat effect varies from color to color. Use caution when applying thick layers as this may cause wrinkling. DUO Quick Drying Medium Mat can be thinned with water, reducing the mat effect. The milky appearance from adding water will become clear when dry. Walnut Alkyd Medium  This special medium was developed to provide a non-toxic, environmentally responsible alternative to solvent based, rapid drying alkyd mediums. It closely resembles combinations of sun-thickened oil and natural resins. Walnut Oil  Walnut Oil has been used interchangeably with linseed oil for over a thousand years. It flows more freely, and has less tendency to crack or yellow.  Today it is known that Renaissance masters such as Da Vinci and Durer generally favored walnut oil over linseed oil.
A cold wax painting medium  that can be mixed with oil  paints, powdered pigments,  colored sands, dyes and other  compatible fine art materials.  Dorland’s Wax Instructions
Toll Free 1-888-725-4666 email: desertartsupply@aol.com Cobra Painting Medium  Based on vegetable oil, synthetic resin, and water, Cobra Painting Medium makes Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors smoother and fatter, allowing the paint to be smeared out easily and the brush strokes to become less distinct. It also increases sheen and the durability of the paint layer without affecting drying time. Cobra Painting Medium can be mixed with water and still applied in the layered painting technique very well. Home Services NEW PRODUCTS Events/Classes Contact Home About Architectural Modeling Supplies Airbrushes & Supplies Basic Art Supplies Calligraphy Supplies Canvas, Surfaces & Accessories Carving Classes & Events Clay & Accessories Custom Framing Digital Printing / Sublimation Easels Furniture Gold Leafing Supplies Graphic Arts / Printmaking Ink Jet Papers & Canvas Instructional Books Jewelry Supplies Markers Models & Supplies Molding & Casting Supplies NEW PRODUCTS One Shot Paints & Mediums Paints & Mediums Pens & Inks Services Spray Paint Smooth-On Tapes & Adhesives Contact Paints - Mediums