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SICCATIVE OILS

Drying oils
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How do siccatives oils dry ?
They dry by oxidation which means that they absorb oxygen to go from liquid state to solid and hold the pigments they contain onto a canvas.

Cold pressed linseed is the recommenced binder when you want to make oil paint.

Stand oil is used in the manufacture of painting mediums because of its viscosity and also because it yellows much less than regular linseed oil.

Walnut oil is a semi siccative oil that yellows less than raw linseed oils but takes considerably longer to dry.

Double boiled linseed may also be used in some mediums but is widely used in the preparation of varnishes for wood finishing.