Gamblin Mediums

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Trekell offers a wide-array of Gamblin’s premium mediums. These mediums have been painstakingly designed and tested to change the properties of paint in both subtle and profound ways, both in how it performs and its archival properties. In that sense, they act like a conduit, helping you express yourself more deeply through your art. Click “READ MORE” to explore Gamblin’s mediums and find the perfect one for your needs.

 

Galkyd

Galkyd is one of those mediums that makes you wonder if there’s anything Gamblin can’t do. This alkyd resin thins oil paints, making them more fluid, meaning you’ll see elevated levels of transparency and gloss. Mix in some more and you’ll change the paint’s texture, smoothing your strokes and getting a unique, harder surface once things dry. And that’s Galkyd’s claim to fame: its drying properties. Oil is a notoriously slow dryer, but Galkyd speeds up the process. In that respect, maybe you could call it a closer because it finishes up what you started. But, like many of Gamblin’s products, it’ll probably just leave you saying "wow."

Solvent-Free Mediums

Gamblin Solvent-Free Mediums get your paints and pencils to do what you want them to do. And, because it’s solvent-free, you know it’s safe. The safflower oil and alkyd resin ensures the product is gentle on you. But that doesn’t mean this gel is wimpy. No, unlike other solvent-free mediums, Solvent-Free Medium has a ton of applications. Search around the web or duck into any artist forum and you’ll find someone gabbing about a new technique that uses Solvent-Free Medium as the facilitator. Really, the uses are as limitless as your imagination, it’s just that Gamblin helps to bridge the gap and turns your dreams into a reality. Oh, and it dries moderately quickly; as if Solvent-Free Medium needed another virtue.

Refined Linseed Oil

Gamblin’s dedication to creating non-toxic mediums continues to shine in its Refined Linseed Oil. Perfected through a method consisting of pressing American flax seeds that are further refined by an alkalai process, Gamblin’s Refined Linseed Oil works miracles when thinning oils, especially when it comes to increasing the pop and translucence of colors. And yes, Gamblin’s Refined Linseed Oil has very low acidity, making it truly as “light and pure” as Gamblin’s website indicates.

Neo Megilp

Soft and silky: those are the most common words found in Neo Meglip testimonials. This Gamblin update on Maroger dries at a moderate rate which allows artists to fiddle with their creations until they’re content. But the look and feel are the qualities that artists love. Some say it bestows upon their colors a unique shimmer, a satin gloss that increases the atmosphere. And that makes sense, as this soft gel, per Gamblin’s website, increases “transparency and flow” which transforms oils into a pleasing substance that has a velvety tactility. Plus, due to its makeup – alkyd resin base sans toxic materials – it’s safe to use. Add in that it won’t yellow whites like other mediums and you just might be writing your own glowing testimonials after trying it.

Safflower Oil

We already know that Gamblin offers an unbeatable combination of quality and affordability, but how about this for stretching your dollar? Not only can you use Gamblin’s Safflower Oil as a non-toxic, solvent-free substance for cleaning your brushes, but it’s also a great painting medium that will amp up the flow of colors while extending the dry time. Plus, since this medium is non-yellowing, it’s ideal for lighter colors. Now that’s the kind of versatility that deserves the Gamblin name.

Galkyd Gel

Gamblin’s Galkyd Gel’s prosaic name belies the magic contained in every 150ml tube. Yes, it’s a “gelled alkyd resin.” But, as its many fans can attest, it’s so much more. Why else would a search turn up testimonials calling it the “best stuff ever”? What earns it that universally effusive praise is how Galkyd Gel interacts with paint, increasing transparency of oils and creating impasto of pleasing breadth and depth. Indeed, it transforms brushmarks, sharpening and deepening them. But many are simply wowed by the drying properties. Galkyd Gel is unique in that respect, finding a suitable middle ground. It dries quicker than some, but slower than cheaper gels that harden long before you want them to. That just-right ability means this gel can be applied in multiple layers. Because of that, you’re going to want to add multiple tubes to your toolkit.

PVA Size

Gamblin's PVA Size is a contemporary size for fabric supports. Diluted with distilled water, Gamblin PVA (Poly Vinyl Acetate) seals the porous surface of fabrics. Conservation scientists recommend painters use PVA size linen and canvas instead of rabbit skin glue. PVA provides a good size layer that seals the fabric but does not re-absorb atmospheric moisture, swell and shrink like rabbit skin glue does. 

Cold Wax Medium

Gamblin’s Cold Wax Medium is made primarily from unbleached pure beeswax. It comes out of the can as an inviting, natural white substance. It looks humble, but let us tell you, this medium’s many qualities are sneakily revolutionary. With a touch of alkyd resin and odorless mineral spirits added into the mix, Cold Wax Medium dries to matte surface, thickening oil colors. The true advantage, though, is its ease of use: you don’t need heat and it’s already formulated to be knife consistency. Without having to focus on laborious set-up or safety concerns, you can get right down to creating some truly jawdropping effects. Cold Wax Medium adds an evocative tangibility to your colors, one that can be increased or tamed by adding in other Gamblin mediums. Flexible and with a versatility that can be unlocked by the truly creative, it really is a wonder that white beeswax is able to do so much. Find out what it can do for you by picking up a 4oz jar or 16oz can today.

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SKU: GamMeds-01004

Galkyd

This alkyd resin thins oil paints, making them more fluid, meaning you’ll see elevated levels of transparency and gloss. 

Size MSRP Price Quantity
4.2 oz $11.59$8.96
8.5 oz $18.95$11.37
16.9 oz $30.95$18.57
33.8 oz $52.95$31.77

Gamblin Mediums Galkyd

4.2 oz
$8.96
$11.59

Gamblin Mediums Galkyd

8.5 oz
$11.37
$18.95

Gamblin Mediums Galkyd

16.9 oz
$18.57
$30.95

Gamblin Mediums Galkyd

33.8 oz
$31.77
$52.95

Galkyd Lite

This alkyd resin thins oil paints, making them more fluid, meaning you’ll see elevated levels of transparency and gloss. This differs from Galkyd due to having a lower viscosity. 

Size MSRP Price Quantity
4.2 oz $11.95$8.96
16.9 oz $30.95$18.57
33.8 oz $52.95$31.77

Gamblin Mediums Galkyd Lite

4.2 oz
$8.96
$11.95

Gamblin Mediums Galkyd Lite

16.9 oz
$18.57
$30.95

Gamblin Mediums Galkyd Lite

33.8 oz
$31.77
$52.95

Galkyd Slow Dry

This has been formulated to have strength and flexibility and to keep the surface of oil paintings open for approximately three days

Size MSRP Price Quantity
4.2 oz $11.95$8.96

Gamblin Mediums Galkyd Slow Dry

4.2 oz
$8.96
$11.95

Solvent-Free Fluid

Size MSRP Price Quantity
4.2 oz $11.95$7.17
8.5 oz $18.95$11.37
16.9 oz $30.95$18.57

Gamblin Mediums Solvent-Free Fluid

4.2 oz
$7.17
$11.95

Gamblin Mediums Solvent-Free Fluid

8.5 oz
$11.37
$18.95

Gamblin Mediums Solvent-Free Fluid

16.9 oz
$18.57
$30.95

Solvent Free Gel

Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel gets your paints and pencils to do what you want them to do. And, because it’s solvent-free, you know it’s safe.

Size MSRP Price Quantity
37mL $5.95$4.09
150mL $19.95$14.96

Gamblin Mediums Solvent Free Gel

37mL
$4.09
$5.95

Gamblin Mediums Solvent Free Gel

150mL
$14.96
$19.95

Safflower Oil

You cam use this as a non-toxic, solvent-free substance for cleaning your brushes, but it’s also a great painting medium that will amp up the flow of colors while extending the dry time.

Size MSRP Price Quantity
4.2 oz $9.25$6.94
8.5 oz $13.25$7.95
16.9 oz $21.75$13.05

Gamblin Mediums Safflower Oil

4.2 oz
$6.94
$9.25

Gamblin Mediums Safflower Oil

8.5 oz
$7.95
$13.25

Gamblin Mediums Safflower Oil

16.9 oz
$13.05
$21.75

Neo Megilp

This Gamblin update on Maroger dries at a moderate rate which allows artists to fiddle with their creations until they’re content.

Size MSRP Price Quantity
4.2 oz $11.95$8.96
8.5 oz $18.95$11.37
16.9 oz $30.95$18.57

Gamblin Mediums Neo Megilp

4.2 oz
$8.96
$11.95

Gamblin Mediums Neo Megilp

8.5 oz
$11.37
$18.95

Gamblin Mediums Neo Megilp

16.9 oz
$18.57
$30.95

Refined Linseed Oil

Gamblin’s dedication to creating non-toxic mediums continues to shine in its Refined Linseed Oil.

Size MSRP Price Quantity
4.2 oz $9.25$6.94
8.5 oz $13.25$7.95
16.9 oz $21.75$13.05
33.8 oz $32.95$19.77

Gamblin Mediums Refined Linseed Oil

4.2 oz
$6.94
$9.25

Gamblin Mediums Refined Linseed Oil

8.5 oz
$7.95
$13.25

Gamblin Mediums Refined Linseed Oil

16.9 oz
$13.05
$21.75

Gamblin Mediums Refined Linseed Oil

33.8 oz
$19.77
$32.95

Galkyd Gel

This Galkyd Gel interacts with paint, increasing transparency of oils and creating impasto of pleasing breadth and depth.

Size MSRP Price Quantity
150mL $19.95$14.96

Gamblin Mediums Galkyd Gel

150mL
$14.96
$19.95

PVA Size

Size MSRP Price Quantity
8.5 oz $12.95$9.71
33.8 oz $28.95$21.71

Gamblin Mediums PVA Size

8.5 oz
$9.71
$12.95

Gamblin Mediums PVA Size

33.8 oz
$21.71
$28.95

Cold Wax Medium

With a touch of alkyd resin and odorless mineral spirits added into the mix, Cold Wax Medium dries to matte surface, thickening oil colors. 

Size MSRP Price Quantity
4.2 oz $10.95$8.21
16 oz $26.65$20.21

Gamblin Mediums Cold Wax Medium

4.2 oz
$8.21
$10.95

Gamblin Mediums Cold Wax Medium

16 oz
$20.21
$26.65

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