Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colour

Product Code: P00117

From £4.95

Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Colour strikes the ideal balance between the finest pigments and excellent handling and mixing qualities. 

  • Winsor & Newton is a company with a history of over 180 years of colour-making and a dedication to ever-improving quality.
  • You’ll find the buttery consistency of Artists’ Oil Colour brings out your best in a broad range of styles, with brush or palette knife, and that its tinting strength is outstanding both alone and combined with white or other colours in the range.

Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Colours are pure, stable and consistent and carry the highest degree of lightfastness and permanence.


UK Pricing Table

37ml
Series 1 £4.95 RRP: £7.75
Series 2 £7.45 RRP: £10.99
Series 4 £13.85 RRP: £20.50
Series 5 £22.50 RRP: £30.25
200ml
Series 1 £17.95 RRP: £28.99
Series 2 £29.05 RRP: £43.00
Series 4 £50.50 RRP: £75.00

Learn more about paint series prices, White Paint Guide  & Download a colour chart here


Stocked in all our UK stores. Full range available online.

Colour:
Winsor Yellow
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002542 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002654 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Cadmium Lemon
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002539 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Bismuth Yellow
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002540 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Lemon Yellow Hue
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002537 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Lemon
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002538 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002653 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Chrome Yellow Hue
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002543 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002544 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Transparent Yellow
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002541 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Cadmium Yellow
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002547 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Yellow Deep
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002548 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Orange
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002551 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Indian Yellow Deep
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002545 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Indian Yellow
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002546 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002655 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002549 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Cadmium Orange
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002550 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Portrait Pink / Flesh Tint
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002552 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Red
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002555 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Red Deep
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002558 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Cadmium Scarlet
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002553 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Scarlet Lake
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002554 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Cadmium Red
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002556 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
Sold Out Out of Stock
Cadmium Red Deep
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002559 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Rosé Dore
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002562 RRP: £30.25 £22.50
£0.61 per ml
In Stock
Quinacridone Red
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002560 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002565 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Alizarin Crimson
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002564 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002660 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
Sold Out Out of Stock
Permanent Carmine
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002566 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Permanent Rose
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002561 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002659 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Rose Madder Genuine
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002563 RRP: £30.25 £22.50
£0.61 per ml
In Stock
Magenta
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002573 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Permanent Magenta
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002572 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Permanent Mauve
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002568 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Cobalt Violet
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002567 RRP: £30.25 £22.50
£0.61 per ml
In Stock
Quinacridone Magenta
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002574 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Violet (Dioxazine)
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002569 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Violet Dioxine
Size Code Unit Price Availability
200ml 002661 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Ultramarine Violet
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002570 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Mauve (Blue Shade)
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002571 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Purple Madder
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002576 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Purple Lake
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002575 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Cobalt Blue Dp
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002580 RRP: £30.25 £22.50
£0.61 per ml
In Stock
Manganese Blue Hue
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002577 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002662 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Indanthrene Blue
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002585 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
French Ultramarine
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002584 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002665 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Ultramarine (Green Shade)
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002583 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Cobalt Blue
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002579 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002663 RRP: £75.00 £50.50
£0.26 per ml
In Stock
Cerulean Blue
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002578 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Indigo
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002587 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002666 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Blue (Red Shade)
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002582 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Prussian Blue
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002586 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002664 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Blue (Green Shade)
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002581 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Phthalo Turquoise
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002588 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002667 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Cobalt Green
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002591 RRP: £30.25 £22.50
£0.61 per ml
In Stock
Cobalt Turquoise
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002589 RRP: £30.25 £22.50
£0.61 per ml
In Stock
Cobalt Turquoise Light
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002590 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Emerald
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002593 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Viridian
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002601 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Cobalt Chromium Green
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002600 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Cadmium Green Pale
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002592 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Permanent Green Light
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002594 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Permanent Green
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002595 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Permanent Green Deep
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002596 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Green
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002603 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Prussian Green
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002604 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002602 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Chrome Green Deep Hue
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002599 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Terre Verte
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002597 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002668 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Sap Green
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002605 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002670 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Green Gold
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002607 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Olive Green
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002606 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002671 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Oxide Of Chromium
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002598 RRP: £20.50 £13.85
£0.41 per ml
In Stock
Jaune Brilliant
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002608 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Naples Yellow Light
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002609 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Naples Yellow
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002610 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Naples Yellow Deep
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002611 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Yellow Ochre Pale
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002612 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002672 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Yellow Ochre Light
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002613 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Yellow Ochre
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002615 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002673 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Gold Ochre
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002614 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Transparent Gold Ochre
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002617 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Brown Ochre
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002621 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Raw Sienna
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002616 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
Sold Out Out of Stock
200ml 002674 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Indian Red
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002626 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Burnt Sienna
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002618 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002675 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Vandyke Brown
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002630 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Burnt Umber
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002629 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002676 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Transparent Brown Oxide
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002619 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Transparent Maroon
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002620 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Transparent Red Ochre
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002622 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
Sold Out Out of Stock
Terra Rosa
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002623 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Light Red
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002624 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Venetian Red
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002625 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Mars Violet Deep
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002627 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Brown Madder
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002628 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Raw Umber
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002633 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002677 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Raw Umber (Green Shade)
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002632 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Raw Umber Light
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002631 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Davy's Grey
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002634 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002678 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Charcoal Grey
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002635 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Payne's Grey
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002636 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002679 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Blue Black
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002637 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Mars Black
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002638 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Ivory Black
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002639 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002680 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Lamp Black
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002640 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Perylene Black
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002641 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Iridescent White
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002531 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Flake White Hue
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002532 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
Titanium White
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002533 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002651 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Zinc White
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002536 RRP: £7.75 £4.95
£0.13 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002681 RRP: £28.99 £17.95
£0.09 per ml
In Stock
Gold
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002642 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002682 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Renaissance Gold
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002643 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002683 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
Copper
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002644 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Bronze
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002645 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Pewter
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002646 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
Silver
Size Code Unit Price Availability
37ml 002647 RRP: £10.99 £7.45
£0.22 per ml
In Stock
200ml 002684 RRP: £43.00 £29.05
£0.15 per ml
In Stock
  • Winsor Yellow

  • Cadmium Lemon

  • Bismuth Yellow

  • Lemon Yellow Hue

  • Winsor Lemon

  • Chrome Yellow Hue

  • Cadmium Yellow Pale

  • Transparent Yellow

  • Cadmium Yellow

  • Winsor Yellow Deep

  • Winsor Orange

  • Indian Yellow Deep

  • Indian Yellow

  • Cadmium Yellow Deep

  • Cadmium Orange

  • Portrait Pink / Flesh Tint

  • Winsor Red

  • Winsor Red Deep

  • Cadmium Scarlet

  • Scarlet Lake

  • Cadmium Red

  • Cadmium Red Deep

  • Rosé Dore

  • Quinacridone Red

  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Permanent Carmine

  • Permanent Rose

  • Rose Madder Genuine

  • Magenta

  • Permanent Magenta

  • Permanent Mauve

  • Cobalt Violet

  • Quinacridone Magenta

  • Winsor Violet (Dioxazine)

  • Winsor Violet Dioxine

  • Ultramarine Violet

  • Mauve (Blue Shade)

  • Purple Madder

  • Purple Lake

  • Cobalt Blue Dp

  • Manganese Blue Hue

  • Indanthrene Blue

  • French Ultramarine

  • Ultramarine (Green Shade)

  • Cobalt Blue

  • Cerulean Blue

  • Indigo

  • Winsor Blue (Red Shade)

  • Prussian Blue

  • Winsor Blue (Green Shade)

  • Phthalo Turquoise

  • Cobalt Green

  • Cobalt Turquoise

  • Cobalt Turquoise Light

  • Winsor Emerald

  • Viridian

  • Cobalt Chromium Green

  • Cadmium Green Pale

  • Permanent Green Light

  • Permanent Green

  • Permanent Green Deep

  • Winsor Green

  • Prussian Green

  • Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

  • Chrome Green Deep Hue

  • Terre Verte

  • Sap Green

  • Green Gold

  • Olive Green

  • Oxide Of Chromium

  • Jaune Brilliant

  • Naples Yellow Light

  • Naples Yellow

  • Naples Yellow Deep

  • Yellow Ochre Pale

  • Yellow Ochre Light

  • Yellow Ochre

  • Gold Ochre

  • Transparent Gold Ochre

  • Brown Ochre

  • Raw Sienna

  • Indian Red

  • Burnt Sienna

  • Vandyke Brown

  • Burnt Umber

  • Transparent Brown Oxide

  • Transparent Maroon

  • Transparent Red Ochre

  • Terra Rosa

  • Light Red

  • Venetian Red

  • Mars Violet Deep

  • Brown Madder

  • Raw Umber

  • Raw Umber (Green Shade)

  • Raw Umber Light

  • Davy's Grey

  • Charcoal Grey

  • Payne's Grey

  • Blue Black

  • Mars Black

  • Ivory Black

  • Lamp Black

  • Perylene Black

  • Iridescent White

  • Flake White Hue

  • Titanium White

  • Zinc White

  • Gold

  • Renaissance Gold

  • Copper

  • Bronze

  • Pewter

  • Silver

Delivery & Returns

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Q&A (8)
Q So how much exactly is the price of a 200ml tube of W&N oil colours?
A

If you select the colour you are after from the palette of colours below the size options available will appear and this will include the 200ml. The price will depend on the series number, for instance, series 1 will be £18.50 while series 4 is £39.95.

Q Can you let me know which colours are transparent ?
A

Transparent Yellow, Indian Yellow Deep, Indian Yellow, Scarlet Lake, Bright Red, Quinacridone Red, Permanent Rose, Rose Dore, Rose Madder Genuine, Rose Madder Genuine, Alzarin Crimson, Permanent Alzarin Crimson, Permanent Carmine, Winsor Violet, Ultramarine Violet, Permanent Magenta, Magenta, Quinacridone Magenta, Purple Lake, Purple Madder, Manganese Blue, Winsor Blue, Ultramarine, French Ultramarine, Indantherene Blue, Prussian Blue, Indigo, Pthalo Turqoise, Terre Verte, Viridian, Winsor Green, Prussian Green, Sap Green, Olive Green, Green Gold, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Transparent Brown Oxide, Brown Madder, Burnt Umber and Vandyke Brown.

Q I want to add to my basic set of fifteen artist oil paints could you recommend what next twenty colours to buy?
A

We'd reccomend expanding your range to include more blues, greens, reds and yellows and focusing on colours that cannot be mixed easily. Colours such as Flesh tint, Paynes Grey and Cobalt Turquoise light are examples of colours that are useful and difficult to mix.

Q What is the difference between the ‘series’?
A

Artist quality paints are priced in series numbers. These numbers are determined by the pigments used to create the paints, and depending on the how these pigments are sourced, these will differ in price. Colours of paint that are made using a pigment derived from precious stones for example will be more expensive than colours of paint that are made from an easily sourced pigment such as carbon. Only artist quality paints are priced in series numbers because they will only use ‘genuine’ single pigment, whereas beginner/student quality paints will often mix more economic pigments to create ‘hues’ of more expensive pigment in the interest of being cost effective.

Q What brush should I use to paint oil?
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The coarse hair used for hog brushes is firm and springy, and lends the brush the strength it needs to manage the weight and thickness of oil paint. Their hard-wearing nature also allows them to withstand the solvents and harsh substances needed for cleaning oil paint from brushes. Should you prefer to use synthetic brushes, any synthetic brush built specifically for use with oil paint will have very similar properties to hog brushes.

Q What are the benefits of painting oil as oppose to acrylic or watercolour?
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All three types of painting offer very different experiences. Oil paints boast beautiful colour depth and blending properties and their long drying time allows the painter the flexibility to make changes over longer periods of time than when painting with acrylic or watercolour. Oil painting is one of the more traditional art practices and holds historical significance, the oldest discovered oil painting dating back as far as the 7th century.

Q What surfaces do oil paints work best on?
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Canvas is a popular surface for painters using oil colour. You can also paint onto oil paper, wooden panels or non-absorbent materials such as metal or glass. All surfaces will need to be correctly prepared before using with oil colour to ensure the paint grips to the surface, as well as avoid any risk of the oil base of the paint seeping through the surface. You can ensure that your surface is safe to use with oil paint is by priming it beforehand with gesso.

Q What post-painting treatment will an oil on canvas painting require?
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To preserve your oil paintings, you'll need to use a final varnish. Depending on the look you're going for, you can use either a matt, satin or gloss varnish. You need to ensure that the painting has been allowed to dry for a minimum of 6 months before using a varnish.

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