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  • Gallon
  • 4 oz.
  • 16 oz.


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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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Product Questions and Answers

How do you remove it from a paint brush?

- Asked by Marcia F on 16-Aug-13

The thinner and glazing medium for Dorland's Wax Medium is turpentine or poppy seed oil, so this should also clean your brushes.

- Answered by MisterArt on 26-Aug-13

Will Dorland's Wax act as a "sizing" to prevent Support Induced Discoloration? I've just coated the front side of a panel with Dorland's and tomorrow will paint onto the skim-coat of Dorland's. Will it work?

- Asked by phillyjoe on 07-May-13

The Dorland Wax medium is more of a sealing medium or a protective coating. It does not act as a sizing agent.

- Answered by MisterArt on 09-May-13

Is it firm almost like a candle but not fluid like gesso?

- Asked by byron keener arq on 16-Mar-13

The Wax Medium by Dorland's is a translucent frosted compound. It has a heavy paste like texture, but not as thick as candle wax.

- Answered by MisterArt on 20-Mar-13

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Customer Product Reviews

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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