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Wax Medium

by Dorland's


Translucent compound of waxes and resin to be mixed with oil paint, powdered pigments, powdered metals, colored sands, dyes, and other compatible fine art materials. Excellent for encaustic painting, hot or cold wax painting, and mixed media as a protective coating for paintings, wood, plastic, metal objects, or photos. Unexcelled as a protective and permanent sealing medium. Resists cracking and dries more quickly than oil paints used by themselves.

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Wax Medium

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Wendy from Alaska says:

I use this on my art journal pages to keep them from sticking together. I rub a little on each page and buff with a dry soft cloth. Works great. Just make sure EVERYTHING is dry.

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Rated by: Wendy in Alaska
I use this on my art journal pages to keep them from sticking together. I rub a little on each page and buff with a dry soft cloth. Works great. Just make sure EVERYTHING is dry.
Rated by: Jere C. in Georgetown, Tennessee
I've been using Dorland's wax mixed with oils for about 10 years and won't ever quit because of the versatility of the medium. It speeds drying allowing me to paint over and achieve translucent qualities that really appeal to me in my work. Of course, it 'extends' the paint as well. The matt finish is also desirable, eliminating hot spots on the surface. I like the body it gives paint since I have painted with my hands for 25 years.
Rated by: teresa g. in glastonbury, CT
I have only played with this product a little but it seems very easy to use right out of the jar vs heating up wax in a can. It mixes easily with oil paints. Cant wait to experiment more!!!
Rated by: Cecilia S. in Middletown, NJ
I love the versatility of Dorland's Wax Medium. I like to use it as an overcoat on some areas of collage to add depth and an interesting translucency. I also plan to experiment with mixing dry pigment into the wax for "cold wax painting."
Rated by: gloria g. in Kettle Falls, WA
This is a great medium. Goes on very smoothly. Cold wax. Great for encaustic. I want to buy the gallon size! I loved it. Has a little paraffin in it, so you have to watch it if you heat it up with a tiny blow torch like I do. Otherwise, I really love to mix dry pigment with it. Highly recommended.
Rated by: Katherine T. in Atlanta, GA
This product is wonderful for painting with a palette knife. Very little amounts make a large difference in extending your oil paint. Don't use too much though, or the paint ends up looking like Apple Sauce!
Rated by: Joan C. in forest hills, NY
Very pleasant medium; I like it very much. Recommend.
Rated by: Rashida A. in Chicago, IL
The Dorland's Wax Medium really extended the life of my paint. I'm very pleased with the results. I'd buy more of this product.

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