Oil Painting Mediums

If you’re exploring ways of making your oil painting stand out from the rest of the crowd, or if you’re trying to make something less traditional, then why not explore the different oil painting mediums available? We stock a range of painting mediums here, so if you’re looking to alter the finish, the drying time, or the general properties, you can be sure to pick up the correct supplies here to ensure that you can carry out a variety of techniques and styles using a range of brands including Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney, Cobra and Michael Harding.

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  1. Winsor & Newton Sansodor Low Odour Solvent

    From £4.80

    From £0.02 per ml

    Available in 4 sizes
  2. Winsor & Newton Liquin Original Medium

    From £6.35

    From £0.03 per ml

    Available in 3 sizes
  3. Winsor & Newton Liquin Impasto Medium

    From £8.15

    From £0.10 per ml

    Available in 2 sizes
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  4. Zest It Clear Painting Medium

    From £11.80

    From £0.04 per ml

    Available in 2 sizes
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  5. Michael Harding Resin Oil Wax Medium

    RRP: £18.54 £15.50

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  6. Michael Harding Beeswax Paste

    From £10.50

    From £0.06 per ml

    Available in 2 sizes
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  7. Michael Harding Oil Paint Medium 250ml

    RRP: £16.07 £13.40

    From £0.05 per ml

  8. Michael Harding Oleo Resin Medium 100ml

    £20.50

    From £0.20 per ml

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  9. Michael Harding Balsam Resin Glaze Medium 100ml

    £23.50

    From £0.19 per ml

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  10. C Roberson Impasto Medium 120ml

    RRP: £16.40 £12.40

    From £0.10 per ml

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  11. Schmincke Hilfsmittel Diluent and Odourless Thinner

    From £7.50

    From £0.07 per ml

    Available in 2 sizes
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  12. Schmincke Hilfsmittel Mussini Medium1 60ml

    RRP: £9.93 £8.95

    From £0.15 per ml

  13. Schmincke Hilfsmittel Mussini Medium3 60ml

    RRP: £9.93 £8.95

    From £0.15 per ml

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  14. Schmincke Hilfsmittel Medium W 60ml

    RRP: £9.93 £8.95

    From £0.15 per ml

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  15. Schmincke Hilfsmittel Mussini Medium2 60ml

    RRP: £9.93 £8.95

    From £0.15 per ml

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  16. Cobra Watermixable Glazing Medium 75ml

    RRP: £7.40 £5.75

    From £0.08 per ml

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  17. Cobra Odourless Picture Varnish

    RRP: £13.55 £12.50

    From £0.03 per ml

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  18. C Roberson Rectified Spirit of Turpentine

    £157.95

  19. Cranfield Spectragel Medium

    From £10.65

    From £0.02 per ml

    Available in 3 sizes
  20. Golden Black Gesso

    From £18.50

    Available in 2 sizes

Oil Painting Mediums

These painting medium techniques can include scumbling, which allows you to build up multiple layers of “broken” colour, which is essentially speckled or deliberately cracked to produce a base layer that shows through the top layers, giving a sense of depth, texture and colour variation to the piece that you’re working on. This can be achieved with opaque or transparent colours, with opaque working best; additionally the base layer needs to be thinned with Winsor & Newton Liquin Original as well as being lighter than the upper layer.

Or maybe you want to explore texture further by using the impasto technique, which allows painters to create textured areas in an oil painting by making thick layers of paint show visible brush strokes. Depending on the type of medium used, such as the Winsor & Newton Liquin Impasto medium, this can often increase the drying time of oil colours whilst thickening and adding to the paint tube colour and also retaining crisp textures at the same time.

As such, with any of our mediums being used in your artwork, you’ll soon find new techniques and styles to help create some absolutely stunning artwork. If you’re looking for further information on how to use the different mediums in oil paints, then why not explore our guide here and see how it can help you on your art journey?