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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

 

Normal Hours of Trade

Monday  :  10.00am - 4.00pm

Tuesday :  10.00am - 4.00pm

Wednesday : Closed

Thursday:  10.00am - 4.00pm

Friday     : 10.00am - 4.00pm

Saturday : 10.00am - 2.30pm

We are closed on 28th May, 16th June, 17th July