Refined Safflower Oil

  • – Safflower oil is a pale, slow-drying oil which can be used to brighten and thin oil paints.
  • – As it is a paler yellow than linseed oil, paler pigments (whites and pale blues especially) maintain their brightness when mixed with safflower oil.
  • – Paints thinned with this product should not be used under faster drying layers, e.g. Fast Drying Medium, earth colours etc.

Safflower oil is similar in properties to poppy oil. However, it forms a more flexible paint film than poppy oil and so is more suited to painting on flexible supports like stretched canvas. It is also well suited as a glazing oil. Safflower Oil is popular for grinding whites and light coloured pigments. Safflower Oil is brighter and paler than linseed oil.

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