Galkyd Lite is different from Galkyd because it is made from an alkyd resin that has a lower viscosity. The viscosity of Galkyd Lite is very similar to that of a traditional damar/refined linseed oil/turpentine painting medium. Galkyd Lite is also ready to use. Because of its lower viscosity, Galkyd Lite will leave brush strokes in thicker layers. Glazes made with Galkyd Lite look slightly less glossy than those made with traditional mediums or Galkyd. Like Galkyd, Galkyd Lite is formulated to thin oil colors and maintain strong flexible paint films. Besides painters who prefer a lighter painting medium, landscape painters and others who enjoy painting outdoors will appreciate the longer working time of Galkyd Lite (approximately three hours). Thin layers will be ready to paint over within 24 hours. Thins with odorless mineral spirits.
NEO MEGILP Oil Painting Medium is a soft, silky gel. Neo Megilp gives body to paint, decreases viscosity, and can produce a luminous Turner-like atmosphere, suspending and supporting paint in a soft gel. And it is made from contemporary materials so it will not turn yellow or dark as it did in the 17th and 18th centuries. Neo Megilp can also replace Maroger Medium for artists who love the working properties but are now concerned about Maroger's poor aging qualities.
Galkyd is an alkyd resin painting medium that increases the fluidity of oil colors and speeds their drying time. Thin layers of oil colors are dry in 24 hours. The viscosity of Galkyd is similar to traditional painting mediums made from linseed stand oil. Galkyd levels brush strokes, creates a strong flexible paint film and leaves an enamel like glossy finish. Galkyd is ready to use. Thins with odorless mineral spirits. Painters can add up to 50% by volume odorless mineral spirits to change the viscosity of Galkyd for glazing. Galkyds are excellent glazing mediums.
Galkyd Gel "G-Gel"
G-Gel is a gelled alkyd resin painting medium, which Robert formulated for painters who want to create transparent impasto. Thixotropic G-Gel holds marks and brush strokes. G-Gel makes impasto of approximately 1/4" thick. You can apply multiple layers. G-Gel does not contain driers so it does not dry as fast as most gel mediums. Adding driers causes oil paintings to darken and become brittle over time. G-Gel contains a very small amount of silica so it is very transparent and lightweight.
Cold Wax Medium
Cold Wax can be used to make oil colors thicker and more matte. A soft paste formulated to knife consistency, Gamblin Cold Wax medium is made from naturally white unbleached beeswax, alkyd resin and odorless mineral spirits (OMS). Gamblin Cold Wax Medium can be thinned to brush consistency by dissolving in a small amount of OMS. The surface of paintings made with beeswax mediums will become only as hard as a beeswax candle. Adding Galkyd to cold wax painting medium/oil colors mix will increase the sheen and flexibility of the paint film. Use a small amount to make Galkyds more matte. Gamblin Cold Wax Medium contains no oil so it can be applied as a wax varnish over a dry oil painting.
Gamsol OMS 16oz. 13.45
Gamsol OMS 32oz. 20.25
Gamsol OMS 128oz. 53.95
Gamvar Varnish 8oz. 21.55
Galkyd Gel 150ml 17.95
Galkyd Medium 16oz. 25.95
Galkyd Medium 32oz. 46.75
Galkyd Lite 8oz. 15.25
Galkyd Lite 16oz. 25.95
Neo-Megilp 8oz. 15.25
Neo-Megilp 16oz. 25.95
Gamsol - Odorless Mineral Spirits
Excellent solvent for thinning Gamblin mediums and for general painting, including studio and brush cleanup. Flashpoint 145 degrees F.
Gamsol is 100% pure odorless mineral spirits (OMS). Some painters think OMS is more toxic because you cannot smell it. This is not true. Odorless mineral spirits is less toxic because harmful aromatic solvent has been removed. By using odorless mineral spirits (OMS), you can cut down on your exposure to solvent vapors. During a three hour painting session, about 20% of OMS evaporates in the air around you. Compare that with the evaporation rate of turpentine, which is so fast that during a three hour painting session, approximately 90% of the turpentine evaporates.
Oil Painting Mediums
Galkyd painting mediums are made with odorless mineral spirits, which can also be used to thin Galkyds and for brush and studio clean up. Gamblin Galkyd Painting Mediums thin oil colors for painting and glazing and speed drying time of oil colors. Galkyds are made with alkyd resins.