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Thinning the Cold Wax Painting Medium

thinning the cold wax
Thinning the wax

Thinning the Cold Wax Painting Medium

Depending on the type of painting you are doing, there are times when you may want to thin the Cold Wax Painting Medium to a 'thin as ink' consistency.

You may wish to add thin branches to a tree, put a colour wash over an already painted area, tint the canvas/paper/board before painting.

Being a reusable, biodegradable product that has no CFC's and is also non-flammable, therefore, very little evaporates to the atmosphere, the Zest-it Wax Solvent is ideal for doing this.

Use a brush to pull some wax/oil away from the pile, use a small amount of Wax Solvent to thin the mixture as desired.

Thinning the Cold Wax Painting Medium with the Wax Solvent leaves just a thin skim of coloured wax on the surface after the solvent has evaporated off.

Only a small amount of  Wax Solvent is needed because the thinned wax can be brushed out very well, so a little goes a long way.

Just a hint of colour, as indicated on the canvas in the right hand image, gives a good base to start a painting.

You can paint into this coloured surface or allow to dry before painting.

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