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Langridge glass grinding slabs are 8mm thick tempered glass slabs used for the manufacture of artists paint. Each slab has an etched face for the high-shear grinding of pigment with binders. 

These slabs are essential in the studio production oil paint, watercolour, gouache acrlic etc but the recipe below pertains to oil paint:

Take a handful of pigment, make a well in it and pour in about a tablespoon of oil.
Mix into a stiff paste using a palette knife.

Grinding is best done standing, applying pressure whilst moving a muller in a figure of eight motion on the glass slab.

Periodically scrape paste into the centre of the slab and off the muller.

When properly ground no grains should be seen and no grittiness may be heard or felt.

Store the paint in containers such as empty paint tubes or clean glass jars with airtight lid.

Pigment to oil ratios vary depending on chosen pigment. Always try to make paint with the minimum of oil to produce a workable consistancy, thereby minimising yellowing and wrinkling.

  • 20x30cm

Langridge glass grinding slabs are are 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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