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Gamblin Gamsol is an odourless solvent that allows oil painters to thin oil colours. A little goes a long way; stiff oil colours relax immediately when a little Gamsol is added.

Be careful not to thin oil colours too much with Gamsol alone, this can compromise the ability of the paint to form a paint film. Please note that Gamsol has been marketed  in Australia as a medium to be used without oil. Our professional opinion is that this is erroneous and we recommend the use of an underpainting medium which artists can make in their studio from oil and solvent (odourless or otherwise) or it can be purchsed, see Langridge  Low Toxic Solvent. We make this statement because the overuse of odourless solvent IS creating adhesion problems and causing damage in paintings, this damage will begin to become evident after ten years. Do NOT block in your underpainting using just odourless solvent!

For use in modifying painting mediums: Gamblin’s Galkyd line of painting mediums are formulated with Gamsol, so they readily accept Gamsol as a thinning agent. Note: Gamsol should not be added to painting mediums made with natural resins (dammar, copal, mastic). They require organic solvents such as rectified turpentine.

Gamsol is a petroleum distillate but all the aromatic solvents have been refined out of it, less than .005% remains. Aromatic solvents are the most harmful types of petroleum solvents.
Gamsol’s flash point is so high it can ship via air cargo as a non-hazardous material.

For an Australian Made identical alternative please see Langridge Solvent 75.

Gamblin Gamsol 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!

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