Mediums & Varnishes

Mediums & Varnishes 

Our array of mediums and varnishes are perfect for bringing oil paintings to life! Shop brands like Schmincke, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and many more.
  • Acrylic Mediums
  • Acrylic Varnishes

    Applying acrylic varnish will protect your work from dust particles, UV rays and will also minimise the risk of unwanted yellowing. Acrylic varnish will also add a brilliant layer of shine that pulls the painting together by emphasising colour, whilst evening out the paint to create a clean uniform finish. At Cowling & Wilcox, we supply a wide range of gloss, satin, and matte finish acrylic varnishes to add to your work. If you are undecided of which finish to use, you can mix acrylic varnishes together to achieve your desired finish. We supply acrylic varnish from leading brands such as Galleria and Luiqitex, so you can rest assured these varnishes are of the highest quality. Take a look at our wide range of acrylic varnishes, today!

  • Oil Varnishes & Mediums
  • Pouring Mediums
  • Watercolour Mediums
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Mediums can be a very important tool when painting, affecting many elements of the performance of a particular paint. A variety of painting styles can benefit from the use of mediums, but perhaps the most common is oil painting. Oil paint mediums are an important part of the oil painting process. While you can work with oils without using a medium, this completely changes the process and many artists find this to be a very difficult way to work.

Depending on the item you use, the right medium can alter drying time to achieve either a slow drying time or a faster one. Mediums can also manipulate consistency and the finish of a painting. We carry a wide range of mediums including oils such as Linseed oil, varnishes, liquin, solvents, pouring mediums and more, from leading brands like Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Schmincke. Our range will allow you to find the perfect oil painting medium recipe to create just the effect you are looking for with your oils.

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