Langridge Wax Paint Paste is a Wax medium with a thick, buttery consistency. The Wax Paint Paste is used as a highly stable impasto medium that keeps colours bright.
Constituents: Stand Oil (40 Poise), Microcrystalline Wax, Distilled Gum Turpentine, Damar Resin, Cobalt Drier.
Langridge Wax Painting Paste may be added to oil colours to alter the body or thickness of oil colours with which it is mixed. It has been formulated to be added in any proportion desired but is highly effective as an impasto medium for extending oil colours whilst keeping a strong bodied brush or palette knife stroke. The wax content holds brush marks so that robust direct painting techniques may be achieved effortlessly. Wax holds its shape during and after full drying, without the dangers of ‘surface-crawl’ and excessive yellowing evident in thick oil mediums that use fillers such as Alumina Hydrate, Aluminium Strearate and similar reology altering agents (Reology refers to the flow characteristics of fluid materials).
As more medium is added to the oil colour so the opacity of the resulting paint will be reduced. By adding Wax Painting Paste in quantities over 70% coloured translucent glazes are created. Using Wax Painting Paste as a glaze gives paintings a soft glow, particularly when used over pale back-ground colours.