Winsor & Newton Distilled Turpentine

MP Code #MP-00407-001   
$6.99 - $36.99
$4.99 - $27.19

A highly refined essential oil used as a dilutent for oil colors and the cleaning of brushes.

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A highly refined essential oil used as a dilutent for oil colors and the cleaning of brushes. Should be stored in a cool, dark place to prevent the product from thickening.
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    Reviewed on 6/24/2013

    As reviewed by Sterling Badon

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    This is high grade Turpentine. Unlike some brands it does not seem to go bad fast. Turpentine is an organic and can go rancid. Turpentine is the best solution for certain things odorless solvents can not do. To oil out you painting once it is dry. Mix 2/3rds turpentine to 1/3rd stand oil. Wipe on with a lint free cloth. let sit for two minutes and wipe excess off. let this dry. There is no need to varnish after oiling out. This will level the colors and add a thin flexible protective film. I prefer making my own mixture over using the Oil Painting Medium that Winsor and Newton makes. It dries allot faster which means it gathers less lint while drying. Put a small amount of turpentine in a bottle you will use and store the rest in the fridge. The cold will make it last allot longer. Using q-tips with turpentine also helps cleaning up misplaced brushstrokes or other techniques easier than thinners. Just remember to use good ventilation while using this product. I advise using odorless solvents for brush cleaning only. The rest of the time Turpentine is far superior. It will even eat off paint dried in out brushes. Something thinner won't do. Mix up to 1/10th turpentine to your paint and use as a base coat or to sketch in a painting. Too much and the turpentine will break down your paint. Remember that just because odorless thinners state the are odorless and safer. They still evaporate and you are still breathing in toxic fumes. Use proper ventilation.

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