Does Cold Wax Medium dry?

Gamblin Cold Wax medium is slow drying, and depending on the thickness of the paint layer and absorbency of your ground the drying rate can be longer. As contumacious mentions, 6+ days is a good average. Adding in a medium like Galkyd is a great solution to speed drying and make the paint layer more flexible.

How long does Cold Wax Medium take to dry?

Wait for the cold wax painting to dry, then thinly spread a layer of pure cold wax medium over the surface. Wait for it to dry and leave it for a matte finish, or buff after around 6 hours for a satin finish.

How long does it take for wax medium to dry?

Art and Success – Instead, varnish with a thin rubbed-on coat of Cold Wax Medium. Allow to dry 24hrs for a matte finish or gently buff after 4-6hrs with a soft cotton cloth for a satin sheen.

How long does it take for cold wax and oil paint to dry?

Gamblin Cold Wax medium is slow drying, and depending on the thickness of the paint layer and absorbency of your ground the drying rate can be longer. As contumacious mentions, 6+ days is a good average.

Can you paint on top of Cold Wax Medium?

Cold Wax Medium is compatible with all traditional oil paints, including quick drying alkyd oils. Our own Ken Bromley Artists’ Oil Paints work particularly well with the medium.

How do you buff medium cold wax?

Pat a small amount of wax onto a soft, lint-free cotton cloth and rub it thinly over the painting using small circular motions. Avoid scooping a large dollop of wax on the cloth. For a satin finish, allow the wax to dry for 4 – 6 hours and then buff the surface gently with another soft cloth.


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