Join Date: May 2016
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Some say that bleached linseed oil, after it has been applied, will become as yellow as boiled linseed oil with time, although it might take many years. I don't know if it's correct. These oil mediums are kind of old school, causing diverse problems, such as yellowing, slow drying time, etc. I prefer alkyd medium, such as Liquin. The paint layer becomes somewhat more flexible, reducing the risk for craquelure. It yellows less and dries faster. Alkyd mediums come in different formulas, such as pastose and flowing formulas. They can be thinned with regular solvent. Of course, one can also mix them with oil medium.
One should also consider using an alkyd white paint, instead of a linseed white.
Last edited by M Winther; 12-23-2017 at 06:45 AM.