Standing Oil is a type of Linseed oil that is heated at 300°C in a vacuum environment, which helps to remove Hydroperoxide in the oil (the main cause of yellowing) causing the color of most colors. It doesn't turn yellow, so it's ideal for mixing with pale colors and whites. Has a honey-like consistency, when dry creates a flexible film that limits cracking very well.
• Gamblin Stand Oil has a consistency like honey. Adding Stand Oil to colors increases flow and slows dry times. Use sparingly or mix with an equal amount Gamsol to create a traditional slow-drying, high-viscosity painting medium, will level brushstrokes, creating an enamel-like surface.
• Recommended for glaze and detail.
• Made in USA.
|WORKING PROPERTIES & DRYING RATES
• The chart below details differences in working properties and drying rates among Gamblin painting mediums. Also included
are 50/50 mixtures of Stand Oil, Refined Linseed Oil, Poppy Oil and Gamsol. As with all painting mediums ever invented, our
mediums fall into three categories: Low Viscosity (thin), High Viscosity (thick) and Gel. Within each type of viscosity is a variety
of drying rates. You will discover one or two mediums that will be perfect for your work. For example: Robert Gamblin uses the fluid Galkyd Lite in earlier layers of his painting because it thins paint quickly and dries fast. In subsequent glaze layers he switches to the gel Neo Megilp because he needs more working time and wants the glazes to stay put.
• To modify your painting medium, add a moderate amount of Gamsol to reduce the viscosity and/or a moderate amount of
Refined Linseed, Stand or Poppy Oil to slow drying. All Gamblin mediums are compatible with each other.