Pale Drying Gel
Pale Drying Gel is a firm oil gel medium made with linseed oil and fumed silica. Add to hasten drying of oil colors for creating transparency for glazes and faster-drying paint layers. Contains manganese driers, so use it sparingly to avoid drying cracks in paint layers. See the detailed product information below.
Pale Drying Gel is a firm oil gel medium made with linseed oil and fumed silica. Add to hasten drying of oil colors for creating transparency for glazes and faster-drying paint layers. Contains manganese driers, so use it sparingly to avoid drying cracks in paint layers. Add directly to your paint to give it transparency without thinning its consistency. Add to pigments or extenders to thicken the gel to create impasto effects that do not sink in.
Pale Drying Gel increases transparency without flow out and leveling
When Pale Drying Gel is added to oil colors, it increases transparency without causing the flow out and leveling of brushstrokes as when adding oil to paint.
Linseed oil is a drying oil extracted from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, Linaceae). Pale Drying Gel is made from well-settled, filtered raw linseed oil from selected North American flax seeds. The oil is heated in closed kettles with the scientific addition of driers. Meets standards in ASTM D 260, Type 1, and Federal Specification TT-L-190.
In the past, before soluble liquid driers were developed, metallic driers could only be dissolved and thus made effective by reacting the metal salt or oxide (such as litharge or manganese borate) with the oil at high temperature. It was, therefore, necessary to heat or "boil" the oil if you wanted an oil that already contained a drier. Our pale drying gel is made by heating raw linseed oil at a low temperature to slightly polymerize it and adding liquid driers.
Pale Drying Gel is fast drying. This is the best way to speed up the drying of your oil paint. Add small amounts to your grinding oil when making oil colors, or add to tube oil paint to promote faster drying. Add to painting mediums and oil colors to speed drying without the danger of adding excessive amounts of driers. This is a good substitute for "black oil" and driers.
Use turpentine, spike oil, or mineral spirits as the solvent for oil painting mediums and brush and studio clean-up.
Add directly to your paint on your palette to give it transparency without thinning its consistency. Add to pigments or extenders to thicken the gel to create impasto effects that do not sink in.
To make your own paint with Pale Drying Gel, add directly to pigment powder until a stiff paste is obtained (the consistency of a thick paste). Grind the paste with a muller on a flat surface before storing it in a collapsible tube.
|Linseed Linum usitatissimum
|Linseed oil with driers
|Typical Fatty Acid Profile
|24 Hours Maximum
Health and Safety
No acute or known chronic health hazards are associated with this product's anticipated use (most chemicals are not thoroughly tested for chronic toxicity). Protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhaling spraying mists, sanding dust, and vapors from heating. Conforms to ASTM D-4236.
WARNING: Rags or paper towels contaminated with vegetable drying oils, particularly those containing iron oxide pigments, are susceptible to spontaneous combustion. To prevent unexpected fires, used rags or paper towels contaminated with oil-based materials should be collected in a closable, air-tight container. Store water-dampened rags or paper towels in a metal container with an air-tight top. Alternatively, washing contaminated rags will remove contaminating materials and eliminate risk.
For more information on handling artist's materials safely, please read How to Safely Handle Art Materials and Pigments.
For best results, store in a cool, dry place tightly closed.
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