Galkyd is an alkyd resin painting medium that increases the fluidity of oil colours and speeds drying time. Its viscosity is similar to traditional painting mediums made from stand oil. Galkyd levels brush strokes, creates a strong, flexible paint film and leaves an enamel-like finish.
Galkyd Lite is formulated to have a lower viscosity than Galkyd. Because of this lower viscosity, it will leave brush strokes in thicker layers. Glazes look slightly less glossy than those made with traditional mediums or Galkyd. Like Galkyd, it will thin oil colors and maintain strong paint films. A lighter painting medium with longer working time (approximately three hours).
Both Galkyd and Galkyd Lite are excellent glazing mediums. Thin layers will be ready to paint over within 24 hours. Thin with odorless mineral spirits.
Galkyd Slow Dry keeps the surface of oil paintings open for approximately three days. A good choice blending or working wet into wet. Use 1 part Galkyd Slow Dry and 1 part oil colour. DO NOT DILUTE.
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