Oil Products

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Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil.

The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried oil paint film.

Oil paints have been used in Europe since the 12th century for simple decoration, but were not widely adopted as an artistic medium until the early 15th century. Common modern applications of oil paint are in finishing and protection of wood in buildings and exposed metal structures such as ships and bridges. Its hard-wearing properties and luminous colors make it desirable for both interior and exterior use on wood and metal.

Due to its slow-drying properties, it has recently been used in paint-on-glass animation. Thickness of coat has considerable bearing on time required for drying: thin coats of oil paint dry relatively quickly.

Northwich Art Shop

111 Witton Street

Northwich

CW9 5DY

Tel: 01606 42770

 

WE ARE CLOSED ON A SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

Our normal opening hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am - 4pm

Saturday 10.00am to 2.30pm (Except Artisan Market Days 10.00 - 4pm)

 

We have planned CLOSURES as follows:

May 27th (Bank Holiday Monday)

June 15th (Saturday Middlewich FAB Festival)

July 6th (Saturday) 12th (Friday Patchings) & 27th (Grand Day Out Northwich)

August 3rd (Saturday) 24 - 26th (Bank Holiday Weekend)

September 21st to October 7th (North Coast 500!)