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Langridge Oleogel is a solvent-free gel. Versatile medium that, when applied vigorously, will become highly fluid allowing easy brushing. As soon as the medium stops being moved it immediately ‘sets up’ and does not drip or lose its position. A solvent free, soft gel medium for extending oil colours.  Aids fluidity and paint handling. Refined Safflower Oil base.

Constituents: Refined Safflower Oil, Fumed Silica, Castor Wax, Cobalt Drier, Calcium Drier.

Langridge Oleogel may be added to oil colours to aid paint flow and brush handling. Langridge recommends no more than one-third addition of Oleogel to pale colours, especially whites, to prevent any observable potential discolouration of the paint film upon ageing. Very small additions will enhance brush strokes and aid of the handling qualities of existing oil colours. As more medium is added to the oil colour, the transparency will be increased due to the further suspension of the pigment throughout the medium.  Langridge recommends that Oleogel is applied only is thin paint films as thicker application may lead to wrinkling and crazing upon drying. Artists wishing to apply thick impasto passages of paint are recommended to use Langridge Impasto Medium.

Langridge Oleogel has a high oil content and, as such, is a ‘fat’ medium. It should not to be used for underpainting if oil colours with no additional medium are to be applied on top. Dries to a gloss finish.

Nature of drying oleogel-paint film: To create dimensional stability during the drying process the formula’s addition of fumed silica and waxes creates a flexible, soft paint film for an extended period (approximately 6 months) and may be confused for paint film incorrectly drying. Oleogel used under normal conditions should form a polymerised-oxidised film in 72 hours and is capable of further over-painting. 

Thinning: For best results thin with Low Toxic Solvent. However, Artists White Spirit or Distilled Gum Turpentine may be substituted. Langridge Oleogel is a clear gel with characteristic safflower oil odour. Very fresh medium may exhibit a bluish-grey cast. The colour of the medium will not effect the oil colours with which it is mixed.

Clean brushes with any artists’ solvent (eg Low Toxic Solvent, Gum Turpentine, etc.). For further washing apply a small quantity of Marseille or other pure olive oil soap and massage the bristles of the brush to release any remaining colour. Wash thoroughly in warm water. Leave to fully dry before using for oil colours.

Drying Times: 48-72 hours to touch dry. Any airflow over the surface will evaporate the solvent more rapidly which will reduce drying times. Full film drying 3-6 months

Langridge Oleogel is available in-store and online at The PaintBox, home to the widest range of traditional and progressive Art Supplies in Adelaide.  At The PaintBox we source and stock quality Art Supplies which we import directly. This means that you have access to a greater variety and pay less. These are perfect for any artists from amateur to professional. It is also perfect for any budget size. Check out our loyalty rewards programme, which makes your artistic ambitions achievable. At these prices why not give these a go. Be sure to check out our other fabulous finds on our website and start saving today. Our knowledgeable staff at The PaintBox can guide you through our carefully selected ranges of Art Supplies for all applications. This is only a small selection of our stock. We sell many brands, weights, and textures, in-store only. Please call 08 8388 7776 to enquire. We offer art tuition too! LANGRIDGE OLEOGEL CAN BE DELIVERED ANYWHERE WITHIN AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND


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