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Oil Mediums/Varnishes

Sennelier’s extra-fine additives for oils are essential to fully appreciate the qualities of extra-fine oil-based paint. Our additives allow painters to follow their creative instincts by enabling them to alter the working properties of the colors to suit their artistic needs.

There are four types of additives: 

Thinners (also called spirits) enable you to modify the liquidity of the paints, by dissolving the pastes and thus make it easier to work with colors. Most often made with petroleum spirits and oils, thinners are used during the first stages of production in order to respect the “thick on thin” rule, allowing for quicker drying.

Mediums ensure the work’s cohesion to surfaces and can modify the drying time. They also change the consistency and appearance of the finish by modifying the gloss, highlighting particular areas or facilitating impasto techniques. Mediums are especially valuable when working Plein Air.

Driers, as their name suggests, speed up the drying process or, more accurately, the hardening of the paint. The role of driers is to both increase drying qualities of the paint and harmonize hardening types. They must be used in moderation.

Varnishes change the final appearance of the painting prior to any preservation of the work. These can either be used as touch-up varnishes or as final varnishes to protect a work from natural and chemical harm. They are to be applied only on completely dry paintings, in two phases.

Oil Mediums/Varnishes
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Flow'n Dry Alkyd Medium 1 Liter Bottle 10-135515 * Flow'n Dry Alkyd Medium 1 Liter Bottle 3046450467007 $69.95
Stand Oil 75ml Bottle 10-135383 Stand Oil 75ml Bottle 3046450466895 $17.50
Turner Retouching Varnish 400ml Aerosol Spray 10-135187 * Turner Retouching Varnish 400ml Aerosol Spray 3046450445807 $34.50
Turner Touch Up Varnish 250ml Bottle 10-135183 Turner Touch Up Varnish 250ml Bottle 3046450138570 $28.50
Turner Touch Up Varnish 75ml Bottle 10-135181 Turner Touch Up Varnish 75ml Bottle 3046450466796 $16.15
Satin Varnish w/UV Protection 13.5 fl oz Aerosol Spray 10-135157 Satin Varnish w/UV Protection 13.5 fl oz Aerosol Spray 3046450074403 $23.50
Satin Painting Varnish 250ml Bottle 10-135153 * Satin Painting Varnish 250ml Bottle 3046450138327 $29.50
Satin Painting Varnish 75ml Bottle 10-135151 * Satin Painting Varnish 75ml Bottle 3046450466772 $16.25
Mat Varnish w/UV Protection 13.5 fl oz Aerosol Spray 10-135147 Mat Varnish w/UV Protection 13.5 fl oz Aerosol Spray 3046450074380 $23.50
Veronese Paste Medium 40ml Tube 10-130181 * Veronese Paste Medium 40ml Tube 3046450466925 $17.80