Japan Drier

Japan drier is a chemical used to aggressively speed up the dry time of oil-based paint and glaze. The drying process is actually a chemical reaction that produces an organic plastic when mixed with a drying oil. These driers are derived by ions of certain metals such as: cobalt, iron, or manganese and prepared as […]

Linseed Oil

Linseed oil is an essential oil for the traditional decorative painter who uses an oil glaze. Linseed (or Flax) is a sicative oil – meaning it will eventually dry.  Walnut and poppy oil also fall into this category.  Most other oils like olive, peanut, etc. will never dry, and therefore, they are not useful for […]