Rublev Colours Wax Medium BeesWax
Rublev Colours Wax Medium is blend of naturally bleached beeswax, ceresin wax and a partially hydrogenated, thermoplastic resin in a soft paste. This blend produces a harder film and more shine than wax or wax paste alone. It is a soft paste formulated to make oil colors thicker.
Wax Medium gives a satin finish to colors, yet does not extend the drying time of oil paint, making it thicker and more workable. Add to oil colors as a working medium to add body to paint. When making your own oil colors add wax medium to oil when grinding pigments. The wax helps to give the paint a buttery consistency and guards against oil separating from pigment.
Rublev Colours Wax Medium can be used in a cold wax painting technique called "encaustic." To make a encaustic paint moisten pigment with mineral spirits or turpentine to form a paste. Add wax medium to the pigment paste until the desired consistency is reached.