Langridge Cold Pressed Safflower Oil

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Natural drying oil used as a traditional binder for grinding oil colours. Has increased wetting power and imparts flexibility to paint films.

Constituents:

Safflower Oil. Extracted from Safflower seed (Carthamus tinctorus) using cold pressing method.

Product Application:
Made by crushing the safflower seed under great pressure, it is considered, alongside poppy, to be the most desirable drying oil for making white, blue and other pale coloured oil paints.

Paint films using safflower oil have very minimal yellowing with age.
Used even in small quantities, adds a loose, slippery quality when added to oil colours.

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Description

Natural drying oil used as a traditional binder for grinding oil colours. Has increased wetting power and imparts flexibility to paint films.

Constituents:

Safflower Oil. Extracted from Safflower seed (Carthamus tinctorus) using cold pressing method.

Product Application:
Made by crushing the safflower seed under great pressure, it is considered, alongside poppy, to be the most desirable drying oil for making white, blue and other pale coloured oil paints.

Paint films using safflower oil have very minimal yellowing with age.
Used even in small quantities, adds a loose, slippery quality when added to oil colours.

Cold Pressed Safflower Oil is very slow drying. The paint film will stay open and is easily moved or reworked for up to 72 hours, the surface of the paint film staying wet for up to a week.

Artists should use safflower oil specifically for two reasons:
To be used sparingly with whites and pale colours to minimise yellowing.
To slow down the drying rate of oil colours if the artists’ particular technique demands it.

Safflower oil does not dry to as tough a final film as linseed and the use of safflower should be kept to a minimum as a medium to aid fluidity or transparency. Use sparingly, and if wishing to employ a traditional glaze technique Langridge recommends the use of Stand Oil, a virtually non-yellowing oil which dries to a tougher, more resiliant film than safflower, as the basis for painting mediums.

Langridge Cold Pressed Safflower Oil should be considered a slow drying ‘fat’ medium. It should not to be used for underpainting if oil colours with no additional safflower oil is to be applied on top.
Dries to a gloss finish.

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Oil Medium Options

Langridge CP Safflower Oil 100ml, Langridge CP Safflower Oil 500ml, Langridge CP Safflower Oil 1 Litre, Langridge CP Safflower Oil 4 Litre