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    What is the replacement for Wingel?

    The nearest product to Wingel in the current Winsor & Newton range is Liquin Light Gel. Now discontinued, Wingel was a little difficult to break down and to mix smoothly with colours and for this reason...

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    How to remove varnish from acrylic paintings

    To maintain your painting at its best, Winsor & Newton Acrylic Varnishes can be readily removed when dirty. Simply apply Artists' Acrylic Varnish Remover or Galeria Varnish Remover and gently rub into the varnish film.

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    Choosing a surface for Acrylic painting

    Read our guide to five types of acrylics surfaces that can lend your art a decidedly different look and feel, and open up new creative possibilities.

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    Choosing a Water Colour Surface

    When you use water based media, good results rely almost as much on the paper surface as on the quality of the colour used. A paper must provide a suitable surface for painting in terms of absorbency, colour and long-term stability.

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    Five Water Colour Mediums that Will Transform Your Art in 2015

    Whether you are blending, adding texture or layering and juxtaposing washes within your water colour practice, our phenomenal range of mediums will add new dimensions to your artwork, potentially reinventing your paintings altogether...

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    How To: Get the Most Out of Professional Water Colour Sticks

    The debut of Winsor & Newton’s Professional Water Colour Sticks marked an innovative leap for the medium. Introducing a versatile, fresh new take on painting in water colour, the Sticks allow for fluid movement between drawing and painting, working wet and dry, and mixing with traditional forms of water colour.

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    Brush glossary

    When choosing a brush, the wide selection of hair types, head shapes and handle lengths mean that there are many words used to describe the characteristics of each one. This glossary provides a guide to terms...

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    All about priming canvas

    Priming your canvas by applying a layer or two of gesso to the surface will help the colours in your work really stand out. When using oil colour on canvas, and the canvas is poorly primed, the oil may sink...