Langridge Distilled Gum Turpentine

Untitled-4Natural diluent when used in small quantities with oil colours. Unlike petrolleum distillate based solvents (Low Toxic Solvent, Mineral Turpentine, White Spirit, etc.) its function is not solely to break-down oil but aids in dilution, keeping the richness and fatness of the oil with which it is mixed.Care should be taken, however, in diluting purely with Gum Turpentine as its over-use can easily underbind paint and lead to a dull, dry lifeless film with potential for dusting or flaking off. Artists wishing to create very fluid working qualities should refer to painting mediums constructed for that purpose.

Gum Turpentine can be added to artists’ drying oils to add extra fluidity. It is  generally found that Gum Turpentine has greater wetting powers than petrolleum distillates so that much smaller quantities may be added to achieve fluidity of paints and oils.

Available in 100ml, 500ml, 1 Litre, & 4 Litre.