By its very nature, oil colour is incompatible with water and dissolves only in turpentine, white spirit or low-odour thinners. Artists’ oil colours are made by dispersing pigments in an oil medium to create a smooth, slow-drying paint. The choice of oil mediums from the wide variety available depends on the surface and the finish required, and the working properties preferred during painting.
Acrylic mediums will help you make the most of your paint. The versatility of acrylics and their popularity led to the introduction of acrylic mediums which are designed to enhance the benefits of acrylics and allow you to achieve special effects. They will allow you to change the consistency of acrylic colours and add special effects.