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. Zest It Safe Oil Paint Dilutant And Brush Cleaner

    From £5.40 Save up to 20%

    From £0.02 per ml

    Available in 5 sizes
  2. Winsor & Newton Liquin Original Medium

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    From £0.03 per ml

    Available in 3 sizes
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    From £0.02 per ml

    Available in 4 sizes
  4. Winsor & Newton Distilled Turpentine

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    From £0.02 per ml

    Available in 4 sizes
  5. Winsor & Newton Refined Linseed Oil

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    From £0.03 per ml

    Available in 2 sizes
  6. Winsor & Newton Refined Linseed Oil 75ml

    £4.95

    From £0.07 per ml

  7. Winsor & Newton Liquin Fine Detail Medium 75ml

    £6.95

    From £0.09 per ml

  8. Colourfull Arts Metal Twin Dipper

    £4.25

  9. Winsor & Newton Linseed Stand Oil 75ml

    £6.95

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  10. Winsor & Newton Artists' Painting Medium 75ml

    £6.95

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  11. Winsor & Newton Blending and Glazing 75ml

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  13. Zest It Clear Painting Medium

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  14. Michael Harding Resin Oil Wax Medium

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  15. Michael Harding Beeswax Paste

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    From £0.06 per ml

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  16. Michael Harding Oil Paint Medium 250ml

    £12.50

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  17. Michael Harding Dammar Glaze Medium

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    From £0.06 per ml

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  18. Michael Harding Oil Paint Medium 1 litre

    £32.40

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  19. Michael Harding Oleo Resin Medium 100ml

    £19.80

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  20. Michael Harding Balsam Resin Glaze Medium 100ml

    £19.20

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  21. Colourfull Arts Artists Distilled Turpentine

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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?