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 mediums are often used to create a wide variety of effects in acrylic paint. By adjusting the consistency of acrylic paint to something more workable, you can create beautiful pieces of artwork without buying a complete new set of paints. We supply a wide range of acrylic mediums for creating matte and gloss finishes. From thin to thick gel, our selection of acrylic mediums will create your desired consistency with ease. At Cowling and Wilcox, we supply a wide selection of acrylic mediums from leading brands such as Winsor & Newton and Liquitex. Shop online today.

  • 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

    Oil varnishes are used to coat oil paintings, and are used to give the painting a fresh, vibrant appearance. Adding a smooth varnish to your artwork will keep your oil painting looking its best, and will preserve it for from dirt and dust. We supply an entire range of both matte and gloss varnishes, so you can select the right varnish for you depending on your style. At Cowling and Wilcox, we supply a wide selection of oil varnishes and mediums from leading brands such as Winsor & Newton and Daler-Rowney. Shop online today.

  • Pouring Mediums

    A pouring medium is used to improve the consistency of acrylic paints, allowing them to pour more fluidly. Mixing your paints with pouring mediums will enable you to create excellent acrylic pour art. When using a pouring medium, it is essential to check the mixing ratios on the back of the product to create your perfect pouring medium consistency. At Cowling and Wilcox, we supply a wide range of pouring mediums from leading brands such as Liquitex and Daler-Rowney. Shop online today.

  • Watercolour Mediums

    The possibilities with watercolour are ever expanding, and now artists can use watercolour mediums to experiment with finish and texture. Watercolour mediums are added to watercolour paint to create a fresh, new desired look. Whether you're looking for pearlescent, iridescent or gloss finish, Cowling and Wilcox supply the watercolour medium for your style of art. We supply watercolour mediums from a wide range of leading art brands, such as Schminke and Winsor & Newton. Shop online today.

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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.