Oils, mediums, solvents and varnishes
A wide range of traditional oils, mediums, and solvents to help you control your colour as well as varnishes to protect your work.
Winsor & Newton Drying Oils, used in conjunction with oil colour, will modify the colours existing consistency, gloss and drying time. Using oils maintains the flexibility of paint films, particularly when working fat over lean, and prevents over-thinning, which can happen when using solvents.
Used to alter or enhance the characteristics of oil colour, mediums are used to modify the rate of drying, increase gloss, improve flow or add texture. Based on the binders used in milling the colours mediums should be used in moderation when used with colour.
Solvents are used to clean brushes and palettes after painting. They should only be used sparingly for thinning colour to not change the integrity of the paint. Our solvents are made specifically for artists' use and are fully volatile, meaning that they leave no residual matter behind upon evaporation from the paint mixture.
The final coatings for finished pictures, varnishes protect from the build-up of dirt and grease. Available in different finishes, matt, satin and gloss, it is important to wait until oil paintings are thoroughly dry before varnishing.