Oil Painting Solvents
As well as the paints themselves, for oil painting you will need to get your hands on some oil painting solvents. These additions will help you to manipulate the characteristics of the paint so that it is just right for your needs. This means that you can thin the paint if needed; you can speed up the drying time; and you can even make sure that your brushes are properly cleaned with some solvents too.
Oil Paint Thinner
Oil paint thinners, sometimes also known as diluents, can be really useful if you would like to make the consistency of your oil paint more runny. Many of the solvents here can be used not only to clean brushes but also thin out the paint. In this way you can play with the consistency so that the paint takes on qualities of a drizzle, wash or a glaze. You will find that we also have some excellent non-toxic options on this front which allow you to have healthier air in your studio even when using your solvent.
Oil Paint Brush Cleaner
You will also find plenty of solvents in our range which are made so that you can clean your paint brush effectively. The solvent which does this the most effectively is usually turpentine. But you can also use substitutes for turpentine for just as effective cleaning methods. These alternatives can also have the benefit of being near enough odourless. These alternatives can be purchased from us here in this range, and they are excellent mediums as well as brush cleaners.
You will be able to purchase high quality pure turpentine here which will do the job perfectly. Turpentine is made out of distilling pine tree resin. You will find that the purity of the distilled resin in this collection makes it particularly useful for the artist. It is when turpentine is processed in such a way as to make it impure that it loses its effectiveness in the studio. As with all standard solvents, it is important when you use these products to ensure that your studio space has good ventilation.