Balsam Resin Glaze Medium

PM6 – Balsam Resin Glaze Medium 100 ml, 250 ml, 1 litre

Another historic paint medium, based on Austrian larch turpentine (also called Venice Turpentine) combined with dammar resin and linseed stand oil.   Larch or Venice turpentine adds a wonderful gloss, almost enamel-like, to oil paints.   This Balsam resin glaze medium can be added to your oil colours to enhance the depth, gloss and lustre of your paints. It smells wonderful!

Dammar Resin, Austrian Larch Turpentine, Linseed Stand oil, Double rectified turpentine

Recommendation: Add 5-10% to your neat oil colour as required

2 Responses to “Balsam Resin Glaze Medium”

November 04, 2021 at 2:16 pm, B said:

Interesting stuff, does larch/Venice turpentine oxidise and become yellow, like some waxes/resins/oils do?
Is one of its uses to stop resin/wax/oil mixes from cracking, and give them more flexibility?


January 10, 2022 at 5:27 pm, Michael said:

Hi B,

The addition of all oils or mediums increase the chance of yellowing, keep additions to a minimum and only when required rather than an ad hoc practice.


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