Gamblin Gamsol is an excellent solvent for thinning Gamblin mediums and for general painting. It evaporates and leaves no residue in paint layers. Gamblin Gamsol is less toxic than other brands of Odourless Mineral Spirits, mineral spirits, or turpentine because the harmful aromatic solvent component has been removed. Most solvents available to artists come from the industrial paint industry where solvent power and cheapness is prized. Gamsol is special it is made for products and processes that come into more intimate contact with the body such as cosmetics, hand cleaners, and cleaning food service equipment. Gamsol is a petroleum distillate but all the aromatic solvents have been refined out of it, less than .005% remains. Aromatic solvents are the most harmful types of petroleum solvents.
The Gamsol SDS shows that it has an Exposure Limit Value higher than most solvents available to artists.
- Thinning oil colours, A little goes a long wa, stiff oil colours relax immediately when a little Gamsol is added. Be careful not to thin oil colours too much with solvent alone, this can compromise the ability of the paint to form a paint film.
- Ideal for Studio clean-up brushes, palettes, palette knives, etc.
- No solvent odours, only the wonderful smell of oil colours
- Widely used in oil painting classrooms