The leanest medium, Art Spectrum Artist's Oil Medium No. 1 contains a balanced amount of Stand Oil and turpentine for a stable, permanent paint layer. Ready to use straight from the bottle. Pour a little in a dish and dip your brush as required. Hardens overnight, depending on climate and thickness of paint application. Also useful to clean and lessen the absorbency of pre-primed canvas panels and stretched canvasses. (Wipe on and wipe off).
- Oil mediums should be used sparingly and bought according to need to maintain freshness and effectiveness.
Art Spectrum Artist's Oil Painting Medium No. 1
When one layer of oil paint contains an equal amount of oil as the next layer, the top layer will dry while the bottom layer will be deprived of oxygen and remain wet. This will cause wrinkling and eventually cracking. To prevent this problem, use Artists’ Oil Painting Medium No. 1 first and then Artists’ Oil Painting Medium No. 2 for subsequent layers. This will give an even tension throughout the painting. This method is known as ‘lean to fat’.