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To modify various characteristics of oil colours


Medium W Gel

for water mixability


Jelly like ("lean") medium for mixing oil colours with water instead of organic solvents such as turpentine or turpentine substitute. Increases gloss and transparency, reduces viscosity; harmonizes drying process; odourless. Mix 2 parts of oil colour and 1 part of medium W gel on a palette, than add water like you want; if necessary add more medium W gel. Painting tools can be cleaned with water. There is no change of the product quality based on the colour change of the raw material alkyd resin. Dosage: 50%.

Thinner: Water


Medium W is also available in a liquid alternative >


  • Mix one part medium W gel with two parts oil paint on your palette; than add water as desired or more medium as needed.
  • Please clean tools like brushes or palettes as soon as possible with water or water and soap.
  • There is one typical property that medium W gel has in common with commercially available “readyto-use” water-soluble oil paints and many types of acrylic colours. In a yet undried state, oil paints mixed with medium W gel and water undergo a shift in colour, appearing to be somewhat lighter in hue or even “milky”. (Effect depends on the colour shades of the oil paint involved and the amount of water added: The darker the oil paint and the more water is added, the lighter in hue the wet paint film will appear.)
  • Close immediately after use.
  • Store in a cool and dry place.
  • Individual pre-tests are required.


Sizes: 35 ml and 120 ml

Contains: Modified alkyd resin.

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