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: Using Stand Oil

05-27-2015, 10:07 AM
Hi Everyone
Is there a way using Stand Oil or Linseed Oil without getting any shine? Or even less shine?


05-27-2015, 10:38 AM
Well if you add a little white to the color it will remove the shine but that also changes the color and it is not something I would want to do.

Personally I love the shine of adding oil. I use Walnut Alkyd medium and it speeds up drying considerably. I also have added Walnut Oil and it extends drying time till eternity.

05-27-2015, 11:08 AM
Thank you Terry for the quick respond.
To be hones, I don't dislike the shine. I am an abstract Expressionist... and in a large painting, I thought to reduce the shine a bit. I do like the Medium and I like what it does to the paint. I don't mind the shine on a small (12x12--18x18 and even 24x24). But on large works like 48x60 or 74/60 the shine gets bit to much for my test. I just thought if someone has more experience in using Oil Mediums can suggest something. I am going to expermint on this a bit and I get some results, I will post it.

Thanks again Terry

05-27-2015, 11:41 AM
Yes please let us know what you find out. It took me awhile to find a medium that I like with oils. Like I said Walnut Alkyd Medium is my preference at least for now. There is no smell and it really speeds up the drying time.

05-27-2015, 11:53 AM
Just use lots and lots and lots of it.. and your painting can double as a hallway mirror :p