BINDERS, SOLVENTS, DRIERS, MEDIUMS VARNISHES & ADDITIVES

Thinners, driers, mediums & varnishes, additives essential to fully enjoy the  qualities of oil-based paint.

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Sennelier Pastel Primer - 500ml

Sennelier surface primer for pastel, charcoal or chalk.

 

Gives the surface (canvas, paper etc) an abrasive, micro-fibrous texture. Can be used as is or tinted with acrylic colours.

 

Water soluble, dries rapidly.

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Sennelier Gel N Dry Medium - 40ml

This is the gel version of Flow ’N Dry alkyd medium.

Use it to speed drying and improve fluidity and gloss by adding 15–20% to paint. Suitable for impasto techniques, it comes in a 40 ml (1.4 oz) tube that travels well into the field for plein air painting.

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Sennelier Veronese Medium - 40ml

Veronese medium is useful for melding adjacent brush strokes. Beeswax based, it provides a uniform matte finish, covers quickly, and makes pastes richer.

Thin Sennelier's Veronese Paste with very diluted medium (4 parts Veronese Paste to 1 part turpentine or mineral/white spirits).

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Sennelier Van Eyck Medium - 40ml

Van Eyck Gel is a mastic-based medium that allows the artist to superimpose oil colors rapidly, even when paint is fresh, without diluting the underlying coats.

It fixes brush strokes, giving them a varnished, enamel finish. It also increases gloss, transparency and depth of color.

Suitable for glazing and modeling.

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Sennelier Impasto Medium - 200ml

 Vegetable oil and natural resin base adds thickness and relief. Firm paste but light under the brush. For thick coats, you must mix with Van Eyck Medium, or even oil color, to make the paste flexible and more resistent to cracking. Becomes more matte if turpentine is added. Do not add driers.

 

Also see: Oil Colours

http://www.vibrant-art.com/oil-paints-extra-fine-artists-colours/

http://www.vibrant-art.com/oil-paints-etude-student-colours/

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Sennelier Venice Turpentine

Add to oil paints, mediums and varnishes for an exquisite jewel-like quality and tough, enamel-like surface. 

Derived from European larch trees, this resin has the consistency of honey and is offered in its pure, undiluted state. Dilute with 20% turpentine and use sparingly to a 5% maximum of the total paint mixture.

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Sennelier Acrylic Binder - 200ml

Sennelier acrylic binder, resin-based, pure, shiny, transparent, and drying to either a smooth or a glossy finish, depending on the proportion of acrylic used

 

Also see: Pigments

http://www.vibrant-art.com/dry-pigments-caution-intense-colours-ahead/

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Sennelier Gesso - White

Universal White Gesso provides a matte surface and exceptional tooth for maximum paint adhesion. It's perfect for painting with both acrylics and oils, on surfaces such as canvas, wood, paper, and board. Use it full strength, or dilute it with water up to 20% to achieve the desired consistency. It may also be tinted by pre-mixing it with Sennelier acrylic colors. As a preparation for acrylic paints, one layer of gesso is sufficient. For oil-based paints, two layers are recommended.

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Sennelier SEMI-ABSORBENT Gesso - White 500ml

Semi-Absorbent Gesso for Watercolour creates a matte, porous surface similar to watercolor paper that allows for improved penetration and diffusion of color for watercolours, egg tempera, gouache, or casein. It also provides a resistance to water that is greater than traditional watercolor paper.

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Sennelier Gesso - White - 5 Litre bucket

Universal White Gesso provides a matte surface and exceptional tooth for maximum paint adhesion. It's perfect for painting with both acrylics and oils, on surfaces such as canvas, wood, paper, and board. Use it full strength, or dilute it with water up to 20% to achieve the desired consistency. It may also be tinted by pre-mixing it with Sennelier acrylic colors. As a preparation for acrylic paints, one layer of gesso is sufficient. For oil-based paints, two layers are recommended.

 

Perfect size for large art works, sharing with fellow artists or in classroom settings. Air tight cover for best storage conditions. Works out to be almost 1/2 the price of the standard packaged sizes.

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Sennelier Gesso - Red Ochre - 500ml

Red Ochre Gesso — Similar to White Gesso, Sennelier Colored Gesso provides exceptional coverage and a matte surface for maximum paint adhesion. An excellent surface for acrylic and oil-based paints, Sennelier Colored Gesso allows paintings to be started on an opaque, colored surface.

 

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Sennelier Gesso - Yellow Ochre - 500ml

Yellow Ochre Gesso — Similar to White Gesso, Sennelier Colored Gesso provides exceptional coverage and a matte surface for maximum paint adhesion. An excellent surface for acrylic and oil-based paints, Sennelier Colored Gesso allows paintings to be started on an opaque, colored surface.

 

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Sennelier Gesso - Light Grey - 500ml

Light Grey Gesso — Similar to White Gesso, Sennelier Colored Gesso provides exceptional coverage and a matte surface for maximum paint adhesion. An excellent surface for acrylic and oil-based paints, Sennelier Colored Gesso allows paintings to be started on an opaque, colored surface.

 

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Sennelier Gesso - Black - 500ml

Black Gesso — Similar to White Gesso, Sennelier Colored Gesso provides exceptional coverage and a matte surface for maximum paint adhesion. An excellent surface for acrylic and oil-based paints, Sennelier Colored Gesso allows paintings to be started on an opaque, colored surface.

 

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Sennelier Universal Medium

Sennelier's Universal Medium is a liquid, colorless gloss medium. Shortens drying time, improves fluidity and increases gloss and transparency while leaving a uniform surface. It is non-yellowing.

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Sennelier Turner Gloss Medium

Sennelier Turner Gloss Medium - Based on Damar gum, Turner Medium can be mixed with oil colors in any proportion. Turner Medium is particularly suited for work with fresh paints. It reinforces the cohesion of brush strokes, accentuates gloss, and it is useful for transparent washes and glazing.

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Sennelier Final Matte Varnish- 250ml

Sennelier's Final Matte Varnish is a synthetic final varnish. Rapid drying, colorless. Only apply to completely dry paint. May be thinned with turpentine.

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Sennelier Odour Free Mineral Spirits - 75ml

Used to extend the oil colors or certain varnishes. This fuel oil has high penetrating power. Also used for cleaning brushes coated with fresh colors, because it does not dry out and unlike gum turpentine. 

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Sennelier Mineral Spirits (Essence De Petrole)

Sennelier Essence De Petrole is a mineral spirit which has the advantage over the plant species to better keep in contact with air. Less greasy and less odorous when compared to turpentine, and evaporates less quickly. Used for extending colors or touch-up varnishes. 

 

Is also used for cleaning brushes coated with fresh colors, because it does not dry out and unlike gum turpentine. 

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Sennelier Turpentine ( Essence De Turpentine)

The pure turpentine is a thinner, and is recommended for traditional oil painting. Mixed with colors, it gives the paints a smooth paste texture .

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Sennelier Standolie

Allows you to significantly attenuate or smooth thin brush strokes.

Linseed oil polymerised in the absence of air. Full bodied, very bright, clear, honey-like viscosity medium made by heating pure linseed.

 

Improves transparency, fluidity and smoothes brushstrokes. Can be used straight but, due to high viscosity, it is preferable to thin with spirits.

 

Excellent medium for glazing and detail work. Reduces possible appearance of cracking. Slows drying. Slightly yellowing. Favors gloss.

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Sennelier Clarified Poppy Seed - 250ml

Sennelier clarified poppy seed oil is clearer and less yellowing than linseed oil, though also less effective as a dryer. It is recommended for light colours and blue tones.

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Sennelier Safflower Oil

Safflower Oil is a clarified vegetable oil, a good drier with low acidity. It is resistant to yellowing and has excellent compatibility with pigments. Mix with oil colors to accentuate their fluidity, transparency and gloss without altering the hue's brilliance during drying.   

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Sennelier Clarified Linseed Oil

Sennelier clarified linseed oil, purified, transparent, slightly yellowing, with a natural amber tint, and used to give body to pigment pastes.

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Sennelier Extra Fine (Damar) Picture Varnish 250ml

 

- In the same family as the Fine Picture Varnish, this varnish is made with hand selected natural damar of the highest quality.

- A very resistant surface it provides a spectacularly beautiful gloss surface.

- A final varnish, it is reversable and can be removed or thinned with Turner Mineral Spirits or gum turpentine.

 
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Sennelier Pure Mastic Gum Varnish - 75ml

This is a very attractive varnish with an unbeatable gloss appearance, and it is also one of the most expensive. Used a great deal by past generations of painters.

 

33% Mastic gum (from Chios) final painting varnish. Resistant film, high gloss and high build, with a tendency to discolor slightly over time. Easily reversible. Only apply on completely dry paint. Thinner: Rectified Turpentine spirit.

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Sennelier Touch Up Varnish - 75 ml

Alcohol-based varnish is recommended for professionals and art restorers due to its delicate use and opening of the paint layer. It is a clear, non-yellowing synthetic resin based varnish that is applied on very dry bases to brighten colors. Dries in several minutes.  Thin with alcohol.

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Sennelier Turner Retouching Varnish

Sennelier Turner Retouching Varnish - Light, rapid drying. Used to correct sinkage or for restoring oil work on a dry base. May be used as a temporary painting varnish. Can be thinned with petroleum spirits or turpentine. 

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Sennelier Gloss Picture Varnish

- Synthetic resin-based varnish.

- Rapid drying, colorless, satin finish

- Non-yellowing and highly resistant.

- Transparent, reflection-free finish.

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Sennelier Extra Fine Painting Varnish

- Same family as Fine Picture Varnish

- Made with hand selected natural Dammar of the highest quality

- A very resistant surface, it provides a spectacularly beautiful gloss surface. A final varnish of superior characteristics, it is reversable and can be removed or thinned with Mineral Spirits or turpentine.

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Sennelier Satin Picture Varnish

- A synthetic resin-based final picture varnish.

- Features a very resistent satin surface that is colourless. 

- Does not have the amber tint of natural resins.

- Rapid drying: Apply in 2-3 thin coats.

- Thin only with gum turpentine.

  
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Sennelier Matt Painting Varnish

- Matte synthetic resin and colloidal silicabased, finishing varnish for oil paintings.

- Colourless varnish dries quickly to a tough elastic film

- Thinned only with turpentine.

- Apply only on paintings which have throughly dried.

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Sennelier Isolating Barrier Painting Varnish - 250 ml

Sennelier Isolating Barrier Varnish is an alcohol-based intermediate varnish that produces a clear, gloss film on fully dried paint layers. In contrast with a retouching varnish, it should not be used until the underlying paint has fully dried and cured.

 

Used particularly in the double varnishing technique, it reduces the risk of shrinkage and allows re-painting by isolating the previous coats. It can be over-coated with any final painting varnish without risk of distempering the paint coats. Thins with alcohol.

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Sennelier White Drier

Sennelier White Drier (Siccative)- Colourless drier containing calcium salts which activate the natural drying characteristics of the pigments. No effect on hue or the quality of the brushstroke. Non-yellowing. Up to 15% may be added.

 

ABOUT SENNELIER DRIERS: The vegetable oils used in paint dry naturally, however, it is sometimes necessary to increase drying qualities and to harmonize hardening type, that is the role of driers. Driers must be used in moderation, and the recommended doses must be respected. Products fully mixable with oil, combining a minimum of coloration with regular, deep drying.

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Sennelier Courtrai Drier (Siccative)

Sennelier Courtrai Drier - Greater drying power than White Drier. Reduces the difference that exists between the normal drying nature of most colors and the slow drying tendency of certain other colors. 

 

Contains calcium and zirconium salts. Dries the oil in-depth. May be mixed directly with the oil color (2% maximum) or thinner, adding several drops (5 maximum) per 5 ml. Excess drier adversely affects the final quality of the paint film.

ABOUT SENNELIER DRIERS: The vegetable oils used in paint dry naturally, however, it is sometimes necessary to increase drying qualities and to harmonize hardening type, that is the role of driers. Driers must be used in moderation, and the recommended doses must be respected. Products fully mixable with oil, combining a minimum of coloration with regular, deep drying.

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Sennelier Cobalt Drier (Siccative Cobalt) - 75ml
Cobalt Drier - Highly concentrated, use in very small amounts. Excess could lead to cracking. Provides well-balanced drying. No effect on hue or gloss.
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Sennelier Flow 'n Dry Alkyd Medium

Sennelier's Flow Dry / Alkyd Medium - oil based resin medium accelerates drying time and provides a creamy texture to oil paint, improving fluidity and increasing gloss. It resists yellowing. Ideally suited for glazes.

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Sennelier Fluid 'N Dry Medium

 

Sennelier's Fluid and Dry is a oil-based resin medium that is easy to use. Accelerates drying, provides creaminess, improves fluidity, increases gloss and resists yellowing.  A fluid version of Flow 'N Dry which leaves uniform surface.
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Sennelier Modeling Paste

Modeling Paste allows the creation of coatings and relief. It holds tool marks and keeps the imprint of the relief created perfectly, while offering great suppleness to the film. It can be applied as it is or tinted by pre-mixing with Sennelier Acrylique colors to achieve desired colour. When mixed, the original tone of the Sennelier Acrylique color will be slightly lighter. When drying, it produces a very fine, granular, off-white surface, which can be painted, sanded, or sculpted. It is watersoluble, dries rapidly, and is water-resistant when dry.

 
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Sennelier Light Modeling Paste - 500 ml

Light Modeling Paste is a white paste with a light, supple, airy consistency allowing the creation of coatings and relief. It holds tool marks and keeps perfectly the imprint of the relief created, while offering great suppleness to the film. It can be applied as it is or tinted by pre-mixing it with Sennelier Acrylique Paints, with very little shade alteration. When dry, it can be painted, sanded, or sculpted. It is watersoluble, dries rapidly, and is water-resistant when dry.

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Sennelier Thick Modeling Paste - 500 ml

Thick Modeling Paste allows the creation of coatings and relief. It holds tool marks and keeps the imprint of the relief created perfectly, while offering great suppleness to the film. It can be applied as it is or tinted by pre-mixing with Sennelier Acrylique colors to achieve the desired colour. When mixed, the original tone of the Sennelier Acrylique color will be slightly lighter. When drying, it produces a rough, granular, off-white surface, which can be painted, sanded, or sculpted. It is watersoluble, dries rapidly, and is water-resistant when dry.

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Sennelier Gloss Gel Medium

Gloss Gel Medium — With a texture similar to Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paint, Gloss Gel Medium improves the transparency, depth, and brightness of colors. Add it in any proportion to the acrylic paint, or mix it with Sennelier Matte Gel Medium to create satin effects. It is watersoluble, and dries rapidly to a transparent, water-resistant, non-cracking finish.

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Sennelier Thick Gloss Gel Medium

Sennelier Thick Gloss Gel Medium is thicker than Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paint and adds to the consistency of the acrylic paint. It retains tool marks and relief imprints, and improves the transparency, depth, and brightness of colors. Add it in any proportion to the paint, or mix it with Thick Matte Gel Medium to create a satin effect. It is watersoluble, and dries rapidly to a transparent, water-resistant, non-cracking finish.

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Sennelier Matt Gel Medium

Matt Gel Medium — With a texture similar to Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paint, Matte Gel Medium improves the transparency, depth, and matte quality of colors. Add it in any proportion to the acrylic paint, or mix it with Sennelier Gloss Gel Medium to create satin effects. It is watersoluble, and dries rapidly to a translucent, water-resistant, non-cracking finish.

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Sennelier Matt Thick Gel Medium

Matt Thick Gel Medium is thicker than Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paint and adds to the consistency of the paint. It retains tool marks and relief imprints, and improves the transparency, depth, and matte quality of colors. Add it in any proportion to the paint, or mix it with Thick Gloss Gel Medium to create a satin effect. It is watersoluble and dries to a translucent finish.

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Sennelier Fluid Retarder

Fluid Retarder has a texture similar to Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paint, it is designed to extend working and drying time and dries transparent.

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Sennelier Matt Fluid Medium

Add Matt Fluid Medium to Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paint to improve its fluidity, transparency, and matte quality. Add it in any proportion, or mix it with Gloss Fluid Medium to achieve a satin effect.

 

Matt Fluid Medium is watersoluble, and dries rapidly to a translucent, water-resistant finish.

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Sennelier Bright Fluid Medium

Bright fluid medium is indispensable for optimizing the qualities of Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paints. These acrylique fluid mediums create a wide variety of effects and have an adhesive property that adapts well to collage and inlay work.

 

Add Gloss Fluid Medium in any proportion to Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paint to improve fluidity, transparency, and brightness of colors, or mix it with Matte Fluid Medium to create a satin effect.

 

It is watersoluble and dries rapidly to a transparent, water-resistant finish.

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Sennelier Gel Retarder - 60 ml tube

Gel Retarder has a texture similar to Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paint, it is designed to extend working and drying time and dries transparent.

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Sennelier Gloss Fluid Glazing Medium

Add Gloss Fluid Glazing Medium to Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paint to improve fluidity, luminosity, and depth of the colors, and to create gloss glazes.

 It is watersoluble and is dries rapidly to give a transparent, water-resistant finish.

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Sennelier Matt Lacquer with UV Protection

It can be applied with a paintbrush or brush on a completely dry surface. Containing anti-UV agents, it creates a protective film that attenuates the brightness of colours and is resistant to the harmful effects of light and to scratches.

 

To be used as it is or diluted in water. It can be mixed with gloss lacquer to obtain a custom satin finish. Interior or exterior use. Translucent, non-yellowing, water resistant, and irreversible when dry.

 

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Sennelier Gloss Lacquer with UVLS

It can be applied with a paintbrush or brush on a completely dry surface. Containing anti-UV agents, it creates a protective film that attenuates the brightness of colours and is resistant to the harmful effects of light and to scratches.

 

To be used as it is or diluted in water. It can be mixed with gloss lacquer to obtain a custom satin finish. Interior or exterior use. Translucent, nonyellowing, water resistant, and irreversible when dry.

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