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PostSubject: Walnut Oil   Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:02 pm

Does it make much difference which brand of walnut oil I use? I know most of you are using M. Graham Walnut Oil, but it isn't available at Jerry's Artarama or ASW. They both carry Maimeri Walnut Oil and Charvin Extra Fine Walnut Oil along with the Lukas Berlin WMO's. I'd rather not pay separate shipping charges if one of the other brands are okay. Thanks for any help.
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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:26 am

I know Judy uses the Walnut Oil so maybe she'll have more to add. I wouldn't think that their would be that much of a difference from brand to brand. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:15 am

I've only used the M. Graham, but maybe Callie has used other brands. I can't see where there would be much difference as long as it is pure walnut oil.

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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:44 pm

Any artist's quality oil is fine. I've even used walnut oil from the grocery - Spectrum brand (no additives). I mainly use the M. Graham walnut alkyd, but I use the plain walnut oil when mixing regular and ws oils to "rinse" brushes in.
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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:42 pm

Thanks for all of you answering. I really appreciate your advise. Since Callie uses it for cleaning even regular oil paint on her brushes, I think I'll get a large bottle.
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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:37 pm

Charvin Extra Fine Walnut Oil is what I use, and I am one satisfied customer! I put some in a little dropper bottle, and have good control over how much I use.
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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:49 pm

Thanks Susan,

The dropper bottle sound like a good idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:03 pm

How does the fact that these mediums are not water soluble affect your painting process, if at all? Do you avoid the use of water? If you clean out a brush in water while painting, would the oil bead up on the brush if you didn't dry out the brush completely? Any affect at all?

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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:12 pm

I usually use several brushes if there is a need for not contaminating a color. If the brush all ready has color on it that has been mixed, I just wipe it off real good before going into the similar color. Wiping it with plain walnut oil also helps between similar colors. I reserve the soap and water clean up for the end.

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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:45 am

I wipe the brush with a paper towel and rinse in water and wipe again. I have never noticed beading.
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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:41 pm

Same here, I rinse the brushes out in water. I have one of those Silicoil jars that has the springy coil in it to wipe the brush on. The oil doesn't bead up.
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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Oil   Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:50 pm

No, the oil can't bead up because it does not come out into the water, and there is so little of it in the paint anyway. It basically is wiped onto the canvas! But I don't hesitate to rinse my brush in water for color changes, and the color does come out. It's easy and simple. I must say that I have a bar of soap on a dry dishcloth that I keep by my water and I work the brush on that too between rinses and when changing color.
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