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supplies for oil paintingOil paint has existed in various forms since the fourteenth century. Originally, it was made by painting apprentices. However, the quality of oil paint at that time was much lower than today's oil paints. Nevertheless, the process is still roughly the same as in the 15th century. Pigment is ground (crushed into small particles and mixed) with a binder. Linseed oil, derived from flax, or sometimes the lighter and slower-drying safflower oil is used as a binder. Nowadays, this grinding is all done mechanically, and the processes are optimized to produce the best possible result. Depending on the type of pigment, the process and the amount of oil added can even vary.

OilpaintThe resulting oil paint is a thicker paste that is very pleasant to work with. Because the paint is thicker, it is easy to apply. You can optionally add something to the paint to make it even thicker and more pasty. You can then create relief more easily, which can suggest more depth in your work. The paint dries slowly, allowing you to work on a painting for days and make adjustments to it continuously. Because it takes a long time for the work to dry, overpainting previously applied images is not quick, or one must use retouching spray. Sometimes it takes several months for the paint to dry enough that it no longer gives off when touched and about a year before the paint is completely cured. Only then can the protective varnish layer be applied.

PaletteOil paint can be mixed with various mediums, oils, or solvents, each with its own purpose. Each brand has its own oils, mediums, and solvents.

Some possibilities:
· Liquin
· Wingel
· Oleopasto
· Artists' painting medium
· Courtrai siccative
· Venetian turpentine

· Turpentine
· Mineral spirits
· Sansodor
BrushesFor oil paint, canvas is usually used as a support, but wooden panels, MDF, hardboard, canvas board, and even specially prepared paper are also suitable. To apply the paint, mainly brushes, paintbrushes, and palette knives are used. The brushes and palette are cleaned after use with a solvent or water and soap.
Oil sticksThere are also water-miscible oil paints, which generally have the same properties as traditional oil paints but produce less odor and also dry about twice as fast. Combining water-miscible and traditional oil paint is possible but not recommended. Combining oil and acrylic paints is also very possible. For example, you could create a background with acrylic paint and then paint an image over it with oil paint. This can produce beautiful effects. Make sure the acrylic paint is completely dry before applying the oil paint. However, it has recently been found that this technique causes problems in painting restoration. In addition to tubes, oil paint is also available in stick form, a kind of oil pastel.