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Hello, I recently joined this forum and I am very new to cold wax. I used cold wax (Gamblin) and mixed the wax with oil paint but it left a residue that looks like I had added sand to the mix. I used a pallet to mix the medium and applied to a wood panel. The ratio that I used was about 50/50. I also tried the cold wax medium on its won; thick and thin layers but also shows sand like (or tiny bubbles) on the surface. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix or avoid the problem? Thank…Continue
I want to finish my paintings with a layer of cold wax but haven't been able to figure out how thick that layer should be or what apparatus it should be applied with. Any suggestions? I was thinking about applying it with a paper towel but from…Continue
I know sometimes people use solvents to get certain effects with their oil and cold wax paintings. I am wondering if there is a product I can use with water-miscible oil paint in place of the solvents. Thanks. Continue
Ok after 30 + years of using oil paint I did it...I was overcome by the fumes this past weekend. I have great ventilation but the long day of using oil paints, solvents and cold wax was just too much. Headache, dizzy and I wanted to puke. So here…Continue
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