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Michael Harding Oleo Resin Medium PM5 is a historic glaze medium based on light coloured Canada balsam fused with dammar resin and linseed stand oil.

This versatile medium provides high gloss levels while imparting depth to paint films. This is a light sensitive product so store in a cool dark place. Canada Balsam, one of the ingredients in this oil painting medium, a turpentine made from the resin of the Balsam fir tree used in oil painting to achieve a glow and encourage fusion.

Ingredients: Dammar resin, Canada Balsam, Linseed stand oil and Double rectified turpentine

Recommendation: Add 5-10% to neat oil colour as required, please see the  FAQs below

Question: What is the toxicity of Canada balsam compared to turpentine and mineral spirits? I’m trying to do glaze layers which I find straight oil to be too wrinkled for.

A: Canada balsam medium also contains turpentine, I suggest you paint in a well-ventilated area. Wrinkling occurs when there is to much oil and or to much siccative within the mix if siccative is being added separately, also if applied very thickly with a fast-drying colour.

Question: Is the medium ok to dilute with white spirit?

A: Not really as it will weaken the film strength, a slight amount might be okay. Save the WS for cleaning your brushes as it causes embrittlement.

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