Langridge Stand Oil (40 Poise)

$14.50$84.95

Non-yellowing oil for use in all oil mediums. Thick and honey-like oil, gives enamel-like qualities to paint.  To thick to use straight, it should be diluted with solvent. Slow drying to allow al la prima painting. Dries to a tough flexible film. Recommended for the home manufacture of oil mediums.

 

Constituents: 

Polymerised refined linseed oil (40 Poise)

 

Product Application:

Clear

Description

Non-yellowing oil for use in all oil mediums. Thick and honey-like oil, gives enamel-like qualities to paint.  To thick to use straight, it should be diluted with solvent. Slow drying to allow al la prima painting. Dries to a tough flexible film. Recommended for the home manufacture of oil mediums.

 

Constituents: 

Polymerised refined linseed oil (40 Poise)

 

Product Application:

Stand oil is manufactured by heating, in the absence of oxygen, linseed oil to approximately 570 deg. F.  The linseed oil polymerizes, molecules of linseed link up to create long chains to create Stand Oil.

A unique quality of Stand Oil compared to all other natural drying oils is it is virtually non-yellowing. The process of polymerisation, however, makes Stand Oil thick and honey-like which cannot be used without the addition of artists’ solvent*.

It is not suitable for milling oil colours due to its viscosity and the pH. Stand Oil has a pH of approximately 6.5. Oil colours are best milled in drying oils with a higher acid level, such as Cold Pressed Linseed Oil.

Dilute Stand Oil with Distilled Gum Turpentine.

 

General guide to manufacture of oil painting mediums:

Medium Stand Oil Distilled Gum Turpentine
Underpainting Medium 1 part 4 parts
Lean painting medium 1 part 2 parts
Fat painting medium 1 part 1 part

As the level of Stand Oil increases so the drying rate will slow. After 20-30 minutes of applying stand oil based mediums the surface will set-up to a tack that grabs any succeeding brush strokes. The wet, but tacky, paint surface can be readily painted into. This allows for a wet-in-wet technique with very controlled manipulation of paint including soft blending.

 

Stand oil has pronounced levelling qualities.

 

 

Because Stand Oil cannot be used without dilution, the proportion of oil to solvent determines whether it is a ‘fat’ or ‘lean’ medium. As a general rule it is considered a ‘fat’ oil and care should be used when using as an ‘underpainting medium’.

 

 

Mediums made with Stand Oil as their primary oil dry to a tough flexible film with a gloss finish.

Additional information

Oil Medium Options

Langridge Stand Oil 100ml, Langridge Stand Oil 500ml, Langridge Stand Oil 1 Litre, Langridge Stand Oil 4 Litre