Chroma Archival Oil

Chroma Archival Oil

Archival Odourless Mediums and Solvents evaporate much more slowly than turpentines so that very little vapour is generated during a painting session. Archival Mediums are based on fast drying alkyd resins which out perform ‘traditional’ mediums and are better for health.Archival Odourless Mediums and Solvents are based on fast drying alkyd resins which out perform ‘traditional’ mediums and are better for health. They evaporate much more slowly than turpentines so that very little vapour is generated during a painting session.

The main reason why artists develop allergic reactions to oil painting, is not because of the paint but because of the toxicity of traditional mediums. Oil paints are relatively non-hazardous in themselves.

Traditional mediums evaporate very fast releasing toxic vapors which cause health problems. Aromatic solvents like gum or mineral turpentine will affect your health with years of regular use because you cannot escape the fumes. Using toxic solvents and mediums in public shared spaces is like passive smoking. Ultimately it is best to avoid these types of solvents.

All of the Archival Mediums use low toxic odourless solvents.

Non-toxic Solvents

Paint companies do not ‘invent’ odourless solvents: they have been around for many years and are supplied by the major oil companies. They are petrochemicals, with the toxic aromatic (smelly) fractions removed, making them much less toxic than gum turpentine, mineral turpentine, or white spirit.

Odourless solvents are much slower evaporating than turpentines, so that very little vapour is generated during a painting session, and this factor is more important than the lower toxicity itself – they do, however, evaporate over time.

Drying racks as well as work spaces still need to be ventilated and painters in lofts should not recirculate the same studio air in living and sleeping areas because a slow vapour build up could become toxic.

Archival Mediums Are Flexible Like Archival Oils

It is important not to use other brands of mediums with Archival Oils because they would introduce brittle layers. The flexibility of Archival Oils, when used with Archival Mediums, is such that overpainted layers can stretch to accommodate movement as the painting settles down and cures and this is why they can be used with such freedom of technique.

The Archival Mediums, are based on fast drying alkyd resins and present an array of possible techniques beyond what is possible with ‘traditional’ mediums.


Chroma Archival Oils CLASSIC MEDIUM 100ml

Chroma Archival Oils CLASSIC MEDIUM 100ml

CLASSIC MEDIUM - This medium is a modern version of the classic resin/oil mediums. It gives a long manipulation time and great control over detail. Mediums containing resin are ideal for glazing because the paint layers fuse together giving a depth and brilliance not obtainable with simple mixtur..

Product Code: MV300

Retail Price: $7.30
Ex Tax: $6.64

Chroma Archival Oils CLASSIC MEDIUM 500ml

Chroma Archival Oils CLASSIC MEDIUM 500ml

CLASSIC MEDIUM - This medium is a modern version of the classic resin/oil mediums. It gives a long manipulation time and great control over detail. Mediums containing resin are ideal for glazing because the paint layers fuse together giving a depth and brilliance not obtainable with simple mixtur..

Product Code: MV301

Retail Price: $16.48
Ex Tax: $14.98

Chroma Archival Oils FAT MEDIUM 100ml

Chroma Archival Oils FAT MEDIUM 100ml

ARCHIVAL ODOURLESS FAT MEDIUM - Some painters like the matte effect of diluting paint with turps only. This can be done with Archival Oils, but drying to the sticky stage is quite rapid. Slow Drying is designed to give 24 hours working time. - 100ml - All these specialised Mediums are based on Al..

Product Code: MV310

Retail Price: $7.30
Ex Tax: $6.64

Chroma Archival Oils FAT MEDIUM 500ml

Chroma Archival Oils FAT MEDIUM 500ml

ARCHIVAL ODOURLESS FAT MEDIUM - Some painters like the matte effect of diluting paint with turps only. This can be done with Archival Oils, but drying to the sticky stage is quite rapid. Slow Drying is designed to give 24 hours working time. - 500ml - All these specialised Mediums are based on Al..

Product Code: MV311

Retail Price: $16.48
Ex Tax: $14.98

Chroma Archival Oils LEAN MEDIUM 100ml

Chroma Archival Oils LEAN MEDIUM 100ml

ODOURLESS LEAN MEDIUM - This medium will be familiar to artists who have used and liked "Liquin". It is used for underpainting paint thinned with Liquid Gel, dries overnight and can be worked on the next day. It "tacks up" within hours for those who like working into a surface with "pull". It ten..

Product Code: MV307

Retail Price: $7.30
Ex Tax: $6.64

Chroma Archival Oils LEAN MEDIUM 500ml

Chroma Archival Oils LEAN MEDIUM 500ml

ODOURLESS LEAN MEDIUM - This medium will be familiar to artists who have used and liked "Liquin". It is used for underpainting paint thinned with Liquid Gel, dries overnight and can be worked on the next day. It "tacks up" within hours for those who like working into a surface with "pull". It ten..

Product Code: MV308

Retail Price: $16.48
Ex Tax: $14.98

Chroma Archival Oils ODOURLESS SOLVENT  100ml

Chroma Archival Oils ODOURLESS SOLVENT 100ml

Archival Odourless solvent 100ml. A general purpose, low toxicity solvent which may be used as a safe replacement to gum and mineral turpentine for thinning paint and cleaning brushes.. Archival Odourless Mediums and Solvents are based on fast drying alkyd resins which out perform ‘traditional’ m..

Product Code: MV809

Retail Price: $7.30
Ex Tax: $6.64

Chroma Archival Oils ODOURLESS SOLVENT  500ml

Chroma Archival Oils ODOURLESS SOLVENT 500ml

Archival Odourless Solvent  500ml . A general purpose, low toxicity solvent which may be used as a safe replacement to gum and mineral turpentine for thinning paint and cleaning brushes. . Archival Odourless Mediums and Solvents are based on fast drying alkyd resins which out perform ‘..

Product Code: MV810

Retail Price: $16.48
Ex Tax: $14.98

Chroma Archival Oils ODOURLESS SOLVENT 1L

Chroma Archival Oils ODOURLESS SOLVENT 1L

Archival odourless solvent 1lt. A general purpose, low toxicity solvent which may be used as a safe replacement to gum and mineral turpentine for thinning paint and cleaning brushes.. Archival Odourless Mediums and Solvents are based on fast drying alkyd resins which out perform ‘traditional’ med..

Product Code: MV811

Retail Price: $23.85
Ex Tax: $21.68

Chroma Archival Oils SMOOTH GEL MEDIUM   40ml

Chroma Archival Oils SMOOTH GEL MEDIUM 40ml

SMOOTH GEL - This medium will be familiar to those who have used Oleopasto. To promote rapid thorough drying in thick layers of oil paint add at least one part Smooth Gel to 2 parts paint. The medium is cheaper than paint so reduces cost. MORE IMPORTANT: If the artist wants to work on top of thic..

Product Code: MV1000

Retail Price: $7.85
Ex Tax: $7.14

Chroma Archival Oils SMOOTH GEL MEDIUM 120ml

Chroma Archival Oils SMOOTH GEL MEDIUM 120ml

SMOOTH GEL - This medium will be familiar to those who have used Oleopasto. To promote rapid thorough drying in thick layers of oil paint add at least one part Smooth Gel to 2 parts paint. The medium is cheaper than paint so reduces cost. MORE IMPORTANT: If the artist wants to work on top of thic..

Product Code: MV315

Retail Price: $15.71
Ex Tax: $14.28

Chroma Archival Oils SMOOTH GEL MEDIUM 300ml

Chroma Archival Oils SMOOTH GEL MEDIUM 300ml

SMOOTH GEL - This medium will be familiar to those who have used Oleopasto. To promote rapid thorough drying in thick layers of oil paint add at least one part Smooth Gel to 2 parts paint. The medium is cheaper than paint so reduces cost. MORE IMPORTANT: If the artist wants to work on top of thic..

Product Code: MV316

Retail Price: $31.46
Ex Tax: $28.60

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