Charvin Oil Paint Drying Oils
Fine oxidizing oils for paint binders and mediums!
Drying oils are vegetable oils that react chemically with oxygen to solidify into a film, as opposed to non-drying oils which do not harden. There are various different drying oils and each has different qualities, but all are beautifully suited for producing oil paints and can be blended together to wonderful effect! These high-quality artist grade drying oils from Charvin are the top of the line, and are designed to increase the gloss, transparency, and flexibility of your oil paints without having a negative effect on the stability of the final film. Based on over 175 years of tradition and innovation, Charvin Drying Oils are among the premiere oil binders and mediums available!
Carthame Oil (Purified Safflower Oil) - Increases fluidity, less yellowing than Linseed, great for light colors.
Clarified Linseed Oil - Flexible, fast-drying, and strong; excellent binder for oil paints and mediums.
Clarified Poppy Seed Oil - Non-yellowing and slow-drying; perfect for whites and light colors.
Walnut Oil - Pale, thin, and slow-drying; greatly increases fluidity. Made with nuts: may cause allergic reaction.
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