Bursting with colour and character

The expanding Cranfield Artists’ Oil range has an exceptional level of intensity and clarity.

In praise of the daily grind

After mixing, the pigments and oils are passed through triple roll mills, either stone or steel according to pigment type. We grind our colours just the right amount to release the full ‘colour value’ and ensure a smooth oil paint. Some pigments, like Ultramarine, need only gentle milling whereas coarser, pigments can require longer processing.

Patience is rewarded

Some colours are left to stand for some time. Historically known as ‘sweating’, this allows the pigment and oil ratio to reach equilibrium. Only then is the batch signed off by our colourmen, ready to be hand-pressed out into tins and our familiar aluminum tubes.

Better for you, too.

The palette includes a full range of low soluble Cadmiums sourced from reliable suppliers, as well as excellent non-toxic alternatives to Leads and Chromates.

Made by professionals for professionals

Our skilled artisans use the finest grade pigments and the purest refined oils available to create paints that are full of character, luminous and vibrant. Each recipe is as natural and true as possible, made with a ‘lighter touch’ to preserve and reveal the beauty of individual pigments.

Our Artists’ oil paints have the reliable buttery texture that is admired in quality British oil colours the world over - each paint responding easily to an artist's brush or knife and handling beautifully. They are a step up from our Studio range in that they have a higher pigment content, and have undergone further milling and sweating.

Cranfield-Artists-Oils

Below is a full list of our colours, you can refine your search by series. Simply click the relevant tabs below.

Colour swatch Product name Properties
Cranfield Artists Oils Titanium White (Linseed Oil) Cranfield Artists Oils Titanium White (Linseed Oil)
Series 1
Highly opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77947), Zinc oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Titanium White (Safflower Oil) Cranfield Artists Oils Titanium White (Safflower Oil)
Series 1
Highly opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77947) Zinc oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Zinc White Cranfield Artists Oils Zinc White
Series 1
Slightly transparent
PW4 (C.I 77947) Zinc oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Unbleached Titanium White Cranfield Artists Oils Unbleached Titanium White
Series 1
Opaque
PW6:1 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide & Iron oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Bright Yellow Lake Cranfield Artists Oils Bright Yellow Lake
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow
Organic
Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Yellow Lemon Genuine Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Yellow Lemon Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Yellow Lake Cranfield Artists Oils Yellow Lake
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow
Organic
Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Yellow Genuine Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Yellow Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Indian Yellow Cranfield Artists Oils Indian Yellow
Series 2
Transparent
PY83 (C.I 21108) Dis Azo Yellow
Organc
Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Orange Genuine Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Orange Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PO20 (C.I 77202) Cadmium selenosulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Napthol Vermillion Cranfield Artists Oils Napthol Vermillion
Series 3
Semi Opaque
PR188 (C.I 12467) Monoazo red (Napthol AS)
Organic
Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Red Light Genuine Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Red Light Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PR108 (C.I 77196) Cadmium selenosulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Red Genuine Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Red Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PR108 (C.I 77196) Cadmium selenosulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Red Deep Genuine Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Red Deep Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PR108 (C.I 77196) Cadmium selenosulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Alizarin Crimson Cranfield Artists Oils Alizarin Crimson
Series 3
Transparent
PR83 (C.I 58000) Dihydroxyanthraquinone
Organic
Cranfield Artists Oils Quinacridone Magenta Cranfield Artists Oils Quinacridone Magenta
Series 3
Transparent
PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone
Organic
Cranfield Artists Oils Ultramarine Violet Cranfield Artists Oils Ultramarine Violet
Series 2
Transparent
PV15 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Violet Dioxazine Cranfield Artists Oils Violet Dioxazine
Series 3
Transparent
PV23 (C.I 51319) Polycyclic dioxazine
Organic
Cranfield Artists Oils Prussian Blue Cranfield Artists Oils Prussian Blue
Series 1
Transparent
PB27 (C.I 77510) Iron (iii) hexacyanoferrate (ii)
Inorganic.
Cranfield Artists Oils Phthalo Blue GS Cranfield Artists Oils Phthalo Blue GS
Series 2
Transparent
PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Artists Oils French Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade) Cranfield Artists Oils French Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade)
Series 1
Transparent
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Cobalt Blue Genuine Cranfield Artists Oils Cobalt Blue Genuine
Series 5
Semi opaque
PB28 (C.I 77346) Oxides of cobalt and aluminium
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Kings Blue Light Cranfield Artists Oils Kings Blue Light
Series 2
Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide | PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Cerulean Blue Genuine Cranfield Artists Oils Cerulean Blue Genuine
Series 5
Opaque
PB36 (C.I 77368) Oxides of cobalt and tin
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Phthalo Turquoise Cranfield Artists Oils Phthalo Turquoise
Series 2
Opaque
PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Viridian Green Cranfield Artists Oils Viridian Green
Series 4
Semi transparent
PG18 (C.I77289) Hydrated chromium sesquioxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils  Phthalo Green Cranfield Artists Oils Phthalo Green
Series 2
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Artists Oils Chrome Oxide Green Cranfield Artists Oils Chrome Oxide Green
Series 3
Opaque
PG17 (C.I 77288) Anhydrous chromic oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Terre Verte Cranfield Artists Oils Terre Verte
Series 1
Transparent
PG23 (C.I 77009) Mineral green clays
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Artists Oils Yellow Ochre Cranfield Artists Oils Yellow Ochre
Series 1
Opaque
PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Artists Oils Raw Sienna Cranfield Artists Oils Raw Sienna
Series 1
Semi opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Artists Oils Burnt Sienna Cranfield Artists Oils Burnt Sienna
Series 1
Sem opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Artists Oils Raw Umber Cranfield Artists Oils Raw Umber
Series 1
Semi transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Artists Oils Burnt Umber Cranfield Artists Oils Burnt Umber
Series 1
Semi transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Artists Oils Payne's Grey Cranfield Artists Oils Payne's Grey
Series 1
Semi opaque
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PBk9 (C.I 77267) Calcined bone black | PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists Oils Ivory Black Cranfield Artists Oils Ivory Black
Series 1
Semi opaque
PBk9 (C.I 77267) Calcined bone black
Inorganic

Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Titanium White (Linseed Oil)
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Cranfield Artists Oils Titanium White (Safflower Oil)
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Cranfield Artists Oils Zinc White
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Unbleached Titanium White
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Bright Yellow Lake
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Yellow Lemon Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Yellow Lake
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Yellow Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Indian Yellow
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Orange Genuine
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Napthol Vermillion
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Red Light Genuine
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Red Genuine
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Cadmium Red Deep Genuine
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Alizarin Crimson
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Quinacridone Magenta
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Ultramarine Violet
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Violet Dioxazine
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Prussian Blue
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Phthalo Blue GS
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils French Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade)
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Cobalt Blue Genuine
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Kings Blue Light
Product name Properties
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Cranfield Artists Oils Cerulean Blue Genuine
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Phthalo Turquoise
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Viridian Green
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils  Phthalo Green
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Chrome Oxide Green
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Terre Verte
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Yellow Ochre
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Raw Sienna
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Burnt Sienna
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Raw Umber
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Burnt Umber
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Payne's Grey
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists Oils Ivory Black
Product name Properties
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Ancillary Product information
Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer

This is our multi-purpose primer for all types of oil painting, allowing paint to adhere consistently and offering an opaque gesso-like surface suitable for all types of painting supports.
Thixotropic means a fluid which is viscous but becomes freer-flowing when it is shaken or brushed on, and which returns to its viscous state over a predictable timescale when it comes to rest. These qualities are useful to artists in offering controllable application and reliable drying.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Spectragel Medium Cranfield Spectragel Medium

This is a thixotropic alkyd medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Spectragel is a gloss medium and is quick drying. It is a clear medium based on a synthetic resin that improves the weather resistance of oil colours; ideal for glazing and extending colours while retaining gloss and structure of paint.

Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium

This thixotropic alkyd is a medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Matt Spectragel is a quick drying, clear, weather-resistant medium based on synthetic resin. Ideal for extending colours, Matt Spectragel Medium will retain structure and dry to a matt finish.

Cranfield Spectraflow Medium Cranfield Spectraflow Medium

This free flowing, slightly thixotropic medium is alkyd based and will not increase gloss when added to oil colours. It is quick drying.

Cranfield Alkaflow Medium Cranfield Alkaflow Medium

A free flowing, alkyd based, gloss medium which may be used to thin oil paints.
Alkaflow helps to remove brush strokes and give a smooth gloss finish. It is quick drying.

Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium

An almost transparent painting medium based on refined linseed oil and alumina. It is similar in consistency to Studio Oil Colours in tubes. It does not promote quick drying and may be used to extend oil colours.
It can be used in large ratios where the desired effect is to increase yellowing and darkening of pale colours. It will not increase gloss.

Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium

A pereparation of pure beeswax in white spirit, this is used to achieve a soft sheen on your finished painting.
It will retard drying, allowing you to achieve a range of effects.

Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil

This is a general-purpose linseed oil of the highest quality which you can use with all oil colours. It retards drying, and can be thinned with turpentine or white spirit.

Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil

This is an untreated oil for use with high-quality oil paints. Artists agree that this oil creates films of greater flexibility with less tendency to brittleness. You can thin this product with turpentine or white spirit.

Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil

A linseed oil-based medium for speeding the drying time of oil paints. You can achieve effective results by using approximately 5% by paint volume.
Note that any oil paint which is encouraged to dry too quickly may be prone to wrinkling, so concentrations of accelerated drying oil above 5% are not advisable.

Cranfield White Spirit Thinner Cranfield White Spirit Thinner

A quality white spirit formulated for artists, this is ideal for thinning and for general cleaning of brushes, palettes and knives, etc. Our white spirit is a virgin product and contains no recycled impurities.

Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner

A pure, non-recycled turpentine for reducing viscosity of oil colours and mediums. You can also use our turpentine for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment.

Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner

Our low odour hydrocarbon-based solvent. A great way to reduce contact with the more volatile components found in turpentine. You can use our Non Aromatic Thinners for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment as well as thinning oil colours.
This is especially important in commercial and educational institutions, reducing exposure to potentially harmful substances associated with other solvents. It is biodegradable and pleasant to use.

Cranfield Picture Varnish Cranfield Picture Varnish

For use on oil or acrylic paintings, this versatile varnish creates a durable gloss finish. This aldehyde-based varnish can be removed with white spirit or turpentine, and may be used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde (Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish

An aldehyde-based varnish ideal for use on oil or acrylic paintings, this product creates a pleasing matt finish which can be removed with white spirit or turpentine. It is also used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde ( Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

Cranfield Damar Varnish Cranfield Damar Varnish

This varnish is based on gum Damar resin in turpentine, and will give your work a low gloss.
It dries to a hard film with lower bloom than mastic varnish.
For best results, build up several thin layers and allow sufficient drying time between each. Damar Varnish is removable with turpentine or white RESIN: Natural Gum Damar SOLVENT: Turpentine

Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer
Product name Product code
Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer
Additional Information

This is our multi-purpose primer for all types of oil painting, allowing paint to adhere consistently and offering an opaque gesso-like surface suitable for all types of painting supports.
Thixotropic means a fluid which is viscous but becomes freer-flowing when it is shaken or brushed on, and which returns to its viscous state over a predictable timescale when it comes to rest. These qualities are useful to artists in offering controllable application and reliable drying.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size
Product name Product code
Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size
Additional Information

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size
Product name Product code
Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size
Additional Information

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Spectragel Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Spectragel Medium
Additional Information

This is a thixotropic alkyd medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Spectragel is a gloss medium and is quick drying. It is a clear medium based on a synthetic resin that improves the weather resistance of oil colours; ideal for glazing and extending colours while retaining gloss and structure of paint.

×

Oil Mediums

Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium
Additional Information

This thixotropic alkyd is a medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Matt Spectragel is a quick drying, clear, weather-resistant medium based on synthetic resin. Ideal for extending colours, Matt Spectragel Medium will retain structure and dry to a matt finish.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Spectraflow Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Spectraflow Medium
Additional Information

This free flowing, slightly thixotropic medium is alkyd based and will not increase gloss when added to oil colours. It is quick drying.

×

Oil Mediums

Cranfield Alkaflow Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Alkaflow Medium
Additional Information

A free flowing, alkyd based, gloss medium which may be used to thin oil paints.
Alkaflow helps to remove brush strokes and give a smooth gloss finish. It is quick drying.

×

Oil Mediums

Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium
Additional Information

An almost transparent painting medium based on refined linseed oil and alumina. It is similar in consistency to Studio Oil Colours in tubes. It does not promote quick drying and may be used to extend oil colours.
It can be used in large ratios where the desired effect is to increase yellowing and darkening of pale colours. It will not increase gloss.

×

Oil Mediums

Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium
Additional Information

A pereparation of pure beeswax in white spirit, this is used to achieve a soft sheen on your finished painting.
It will retard drying, allowing you to achieve a range of effects.

×

Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil
Additional Information

This is a general-purpose linseed oil of the highest quality which you can use with all oil colours. It retards drying, and can be thinned with turpentine or white spirit.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Additional Information

This is an untreated oil for use with high-quality oil paints. Artists agree that this oil creates films of greater flexibility with less tendency to brittleness. You can thin this product with turpentine or white spirit.

×

Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil
Additional Information

A linseed oil-based medium for speeding the drying time of oil paints. You can achieve effective results by using approximately 5% by paint volume.
Note that any oil paint which is encouraged to dry too quickly may be prone to wrinkling, so concentrations of accelerated drying oil above 5% are not advisable.

×

Oils & Thinners

Cranfield White Spirit Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield White Spirit Thinner
Additional Information

A quality white spirit formulated for artists, this is ideal for thinning and for general cleaning of brushes, palettes and knives, etc. Our white spirit is a virgin product and contains no recycled impurities.

×

Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner
Additional Information

A pure, non-recycled turpentine for reducing viscosity of oil colours and mediums. You can also use our turpentine for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment.

×

Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner
Additional Information

Our low odour hydrocarbon-based solvent. A great way to reduce contact with the more volatile components found in turpentine. You can use our Non Aromatic Thinners for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment as well as thinning oil colours.
This is especially important in commercial and educational institutions, reducing exposure to potentially harmful substances associated with other solvents. It is biodegradable and pleasant to use.

×

Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Picture Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Picture Varnish
Additional Information

For use on oil or acrylic paintings, this versatile varnish creates a durable gloss finish. This aldehyde-based varnish can be removed with white spirit or turpentine, and may be used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde (Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

×

Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish
Additional Information

An aldehyde-based varnish ideal for use on oil or acrylic paintings, this product creates a pleasing matt finish which can be removed with white spirit or turpentine. It is also used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde ( Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

×

Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Damar Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Damar Varnish
Additional Information

This varnish is based on gum Damar resin in turpentine, and will give your work a low gloss.
It dries to a hard film with lower bloom than mastic varnish.
For best results, build up several thin layers and allow sufficient drying time between each. Damar Varnish is removable with turpentine or white RESIN: Natural Gum Damar SOLVENT: Turpentine

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Paints made from the finest pigments for durability and performance.

The range was created for the professional user and you can select from a range of sizes, including economical larger quantities ideal for universities and art departments.

Choose from our range of oil primers, mediums and varnishes to achieve every possible texture, opacity, finish and drying time your work may demand.

Each pigment is ground in a refined linseed oil and our paints are roller-milled. Our obsession with detail means we insist on knowing the provenance of all our raw materials and work with suppliers to make sure we give you only the highest quality.

Please note that products containing Cadmium require careful handling and use.

Cranfield-Studio-Oils-

 

Below is a full list of our colours, you can refine your search by series. Simply click the relevant tabs below.

Colour swatch Product name Properties
Cranfield Studio Oils Titanium White Cranfield Studio Oils Titanium White
Series 1
Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Quick Drying Titanium White Cranfield Studio Oils Quick Drying Titanium White
Series 1
Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Zinc White Cranfield Studio Oils Zinc White
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Mixing White Cranfield Studio Oils Mixing White
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide
Inorgamic
Cranfield Studio Oils Primrose Yellow Cranfield Studio Oils Primrose Yellow
Series 3
Semi Opaque
PY53 (C.I 77788) Nickel titanate
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Lemon Yellow Cranfield Studio Oils Lemon Yellow
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Yellow Pale Genuine Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Yellow Pale Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Yellow Cranfield Studio Oils Yellow
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow

Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Yellow Genuine Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Yellow Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Yellow Deep Cranfield Studio Oils Yellow Deep
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | PO5 (C.I 12075) Monoazo (dinitroaniline)
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Orange Cranfield Studio Oils Orange
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | PR4 (C.I 12085) Monoazo (beta napthol)
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Scarlet Cranfield Studio Oils Scarlet
Series 1
Transparent
PO5 (C.I 12075) Monoazo (dinitroaniline)
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Red Cranfield Studio Oils Red
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PR188 (C.I 12467) Monoazo (napthol AS) | PR4 (C.I 12085) Monoazo (beta napthol)
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Red Genuine Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Red Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PR108 (C.I 77196) Cadmium selenosulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Red Deep Cranfield Studio Oils Red Deep
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PR3 (C.I 12120) Monoazo
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Crimson Cranfield Studio Oils Crimson
Series 3
Semi Transparent
PR188 (C.I 12467) Monoazo red (napthol AS) | PR4 (C.I 12085) Monoazo (beta napthol) | PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Alizarin Crimson Cranfield Studio Oils Alizarin Crimson
Series 2
Transparent
PR83 (C.I 58000) Dihydroxyanthraquinone
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Rose Madder Quinacridone Cranfield Studio Oils Rose Madder Quinacridone
Series 3
Transparent
PV19 (C.I 73900) Polycyclic quinacridone
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Magenta Cranfield Studio Oils Magenta
Series 2
Transparent
PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Violet Cranfield Studio Oils Violet
Series 1
Transparent
PV23 (C.I 51319) Polycyclic dioxazine
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils French Ultramarine Blue Cranfield Studio Oils French Ultramarine Blue
Series 1
Transparent
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Cobalt Blue Hue Cranfield Studio Oils Cobalt Blue Hue
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Mixed Inorganic & Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Phthalo Blue (Red Shade) Cranfield Studio Oils Phthalo Blue (Red Shade)
Series 1
Transparent
PB15:1 (C.I 74160) Alpha copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Prussian Blue Cranfield Studio Oils Prussian Blue
Series 1
Transparent
PB27 (C.I 77510) Iron (iii) hexacyanoferrate (ii)
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Cerulean Blue Hue Cranfield Studio Oils Cerulean Blue Hue
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Mixed Inorganic & Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Phthalo Green Cranfield Studio Oils Phthalo Green
Series 1
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Viridian Green Cranfield Studio Oils Viridian Green
Series 1
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | Beta copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Emerald Green Cranfield Studio Oils Emerald Green
Series 1
Opaque
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Mixed Inorganic & Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Green Light Cranfield Studio Oils Green Light
Series 1
Opaque
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine
Mixed Inorganic & Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Opaque Oxide of Chromium Cranfield Studio Oils Opaque Oxide of Chromium
Series 3
Opaque
PG17 (C.I 77288) Anhydrous chromic oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Sap Green Cranfield Studio Oils Sap Green
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PY3 (C.I 11710) PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Mixed Inorganic & Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Terre Verte Cranfield Studio Oils Terre Verte
Series 1
Transparent
PG23 (C.I 77009) Mineral green clays
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Studio Oils Indian Yellow Hue Cranfield Studio Oils Indian Yellow Hue
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Mixed Inorganic & Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Yellow Ochre Cranfield Studio Oils Yellow Ochre
Series 1
Opaque
PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Studio Oils Raw Sienna Cranfield Studio Oils Raw Sienna
Series 1
Opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Studio Oils Burnt Sienna Cranfield Studio Oils Burnt Sienna
Series 1
Opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Studio Oils Raw Umber Cranfield Studio Oils Raw Umber
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Studio Oils Burnt Umber Cranfield Studio Oils Burnt Umber
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Studio Oils Van Dyck Brown Cranfield Studio Oils Van Dyck Brown
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PBk9 (C.I 77267) Calcined bone black
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Mars Violet Cranfield Studio Oils Mars Violet
Series 1
Opaque
PR101 (C.I 77491) Di iron trioxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Indian Red Cranfield Studio Oils Indian Red
Series 1
Opaque
PR101 (C.I 77491) Di iron trioxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Light Red Cranfield Studio Oils Light Red
Series 1
Opaque
PR101 (C.I 77491) Di iron trioxide
Inorganic.
Cranfield Studio Oils Flesh Tint Cranfield Studio Oils Flesh Tint
Series 1
Opaque
PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide | PV19 (C.I 73900) Polycyclic quinacridone | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide
Mixed Inorganic & Organic
Cranfield Studio Oils Payne's Grey Cranfield Studio Oils Payne's Grey
Series 1
Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491 C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Ivory Black Cranfield Studio Oils Ivory Black
Series 1
Transparent
PBk9 (C.I 77267) Calcined bone black
Inorganic
Cranfield Studio Oils Mars Black Cranfield Studio Oils Mars Black
Series 1
Transparent
PBk11 (C.I 77489, C.I 77499) Tri iron tetraoxide
Inorganic

Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oils Titanium White
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Cranfield Studio Oils Quick Drying Titanium White
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Cranfield Studio Oils Zinc White
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Cranfield Studio Oils Mixing White
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Cranfield Studio Oils Primrose Yellow
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Cranfield Studio Oils Lemon Yellow
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Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Yellow Pale Genuine
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Cranfield Studio Oils Yellow
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Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Yellow Genuine
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Cranfield Studio Oils Yellow Deep
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Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine
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Cranfield Studio Oils Orange
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Cranfield Studio Oils Scarlet
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Cranfield Studio Oils Red
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Cranfield Studio Oils Cadmium Red Genuine
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Cranfield Studio Oils Red Deep
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Cranfield Studio Oils Crimson
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Cranfield Studio Oils Alizarin Crimson
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Cranfield Studio Oils Rose Madder Quinacridone
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Cranfield Studio Oils Magenta
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Cranfield Studio Oils Violet
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Cranfield Studio Oils French Ultramarine Blue
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Cranfield Studio Oils Cobalt Blue Hue
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Cranfield Studio Oils Phthalo Blue (Red Shade)
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Cranfield Studio Oils Prussian Blue
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Cranfield Studio Oils Cerulean Blue Hue
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Cranfield Studio Oils Phthalo Green
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Cranfield Studio Oils Viridian Green
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Cranfield Studio Oils Emerald Green
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Cranfield Studio Oils Green Light
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Cranfield Studio Oils Opaque Oxide of Chromium
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Cranfield Studio Oils Sap Green
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Cranfield Studio Oils Terre Verte
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Cranfield Studio Oils Indian Yellow Hue
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Cranfield Studio Oils Yellow Ochre
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Cranfield Studio Oils Raw Sienna
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Cranfield Studio Oils Burnt Sienna
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Cranfield Studio Oils Raw Umber
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Cranfield Studio Oils Burnt Umber
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Cranfield Studio Oils Van Dyck Brown
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Cranfield Studio Oils Mars Violet
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Cranfield Studio Oils Indian Red
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Cranfield Studio Oils Light Red
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Cranfield Studio Oils Flesh Tint
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Cranfield Studio Oils Payne's Grey
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Cranfield Studio Oils Ivory Black
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Cranfield Studio Oils Mars Black
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Ancillary Product information
Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer

This is our multi-purpose primer for all types of oil painting, allowing paint to adhere consistently and offering an opaque gesso-like surface suitable for all types of painting supports.
Thixotropic means a fluid which is viscous but becomes freer-flowing when it is shaken or brushed on, and which returns to its viscous state over a predictable timescale when it comes to rest. These qualities are useful to artists in offering controllable application and reliable drying.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Spectragel Medium Cranfield Spectragel Medium

This is a thixotropic alkyd medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Spectragel is a gloss medium and is quick drying. It is a clear medium based on a synthetic resin that improves the weather resistance of oil colours; ideal for glazing and extending colours while retaining gloss and structure of paint.

Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium

This thixotropic alkyd is a medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Matt Spectragel is a quick drying, clear, weather-resistant medium based on synthetic resin. Ideal for extending colours, Matt Spectragel Medium will retain structure and dry to a matt finish.

Cranfield Spectraflow Medium Cranfield Spectraflow Medium

This free flowing, slightly thixotropic medium is alkyd based and will not increase gloss when added to oil colours. It is quick drying.

Cranfield Alkaflow Medium Cranfield Alkaflow Medium

A free flowing, alkyd based, gloss medium which may be used to thin oil paints.
Alkaflow helps to remove brush strokes and give a smooth gloss finish. It is quick drying.

Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium

An almost transparent painting medium based on refined linseed oil and alumina. It is similar in consistency to Studio Oil Colours in tubes. It does not promote quick drying and may be used to extend oil colours.
It can be used in large ratios where the desired effect is to increase yellowing and darkening of pale colours. It will not increase gloss.

Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium

A pereparation of pure beeswax in white spirit, this is used to achieve a soft sheen on your finished painting.
It will retard drying, allowing you to achieve a range of effects.

Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil

This is a general-purpose linseed oil of the highest quality which you can use with all oil colours. It retards drying, and can be thinned with turpentine or white spirit.

Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil

This is an untreated oil for use with high-quality oil paints. Artists agree that this oil creates films of greater flexibility with less tendency to brittleness. You can thin this product with turpentine or white spirit.

Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil

A linseed oil-based medium for speeding the drying time of oil paints. You can achieve effective results by using approximately 5% by paint volume.
Note that any oil paint which is encouraged to dry too quickly may be prone to wrinkling, so concentrations of accelerated drying oil above 5% are not advisable.

Cranfield White Spirit Thinner Cranfield White Spirit Thinner

A quality white spirit formulated for artists, this is ideal for thinning and for general cleaning of brushes, palettes and knives, etc. Our white spirit is a virgin product and contains no recycled impurities.

Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner

A pure, non-recycled turpentine for reducing viscosity of oil colours and mediums. You can also use our turpentine for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment.

Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner

Our low odour hydrocarbon-based solvent. A great way to reduce contact with the more volatile components found in turpentine. You can use our Non Aromatic Thinners for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment as well as thinning oil colours.
This is especially important in commercial and educational institutions, reducing exposure to potentially harmful substances associated with other solvents. It is biodegradable and pleasant to use.

Cranfield Picture Varnish Cranfield Picture Varnish

For use on oil or acrylic paintings, this versatile varnish creates a durable gloss finish. This aldehyde-based varnish can be removed with white spirit or turpentine, and may be used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde (Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish

An aldehyde-based varnish ideal for use on oil or acrylic paintings, this product creates a pleasing matt finish which can be removed with white spirit or turpentine. It is also used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde ( Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

Cranfield Damar Varnish Cranfield Damar Varnish

This varnish is based on gum Damar resin in turpentine, and will give your work a low gloss.
It dries to a hard film with lower bloom than mastic varnish.
For best results, build up several thin layers and allow sufficient drying time between each. Damar Varnish is removable with turpentine or white RESIN: Natural Gum Damar SOLVENT: Turpentine

Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer
Product name Product code
Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer
Additional Information

This is our multi-purpose primer for all types of oil painting, allowing paint to adhere consistently and offering an opaque gesso-like surface suitable for all types of painting supports.
Thixotropic means a fluid which is viscous but becomes freer-flowing when it is shaken or brushed on, and which returns to its viscous state over a predictable timescale when it comes to rest. These qualities are useful to artists in offering controllable application and reliable drying.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size
Product name Product code
Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size
Additional Information

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size
Product name Product code
Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size
Additional Information

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Spectragel Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Spectragel Medium
Additional Information

This is a thixotropic alkyd medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Spectragel is a gloss medium and is quick drying. It is a clear medium based on a synthetic resin that improves the weather resistance of oil colours; ideal for glazing and extending colours while retaining gloss and structure of paint.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium
Additional Information

This thixotropic alkyd is a medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Matt Spectragel is a quick drying, clear, weather-resistant medium based on synthetic resin. Ideal for extending colours, Matt Spectragel Medium will retain structure and dry to a matt finish.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Spectraflow Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Spectraflow Medium
Additional Information

This free flowing, slightly thixotropic medium is alkyd based and will not increase gloss when added to oil colours. It is quick drying.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Alkaflow Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Alkaflow Medium
Additional Information

A free flowing, alkyd based, gloss medium which may be used to thin oil paints.
Alkaflow helps to remove brush strokes and give a smooth gloss finish. It is quick drying.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium
Additional Information

An almost transparent painting medium based on refined linseed oil and alumina. It is similar in consistency to Studio Oil Colours in tubes. It does not promote quick drying and may be used to extend oil colours.
It can be used in large ratios where the desired effect is to increase yellowing and darkening of pale colours. It will not increase gloss.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium
Additional Information

A pereparation of pure beeswax in white spirit, this is used to achieve a soft sheen on your finished painting.
It will retard drying, allowing you to achieve a range of effects.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil
Additional Information

This is a general-purpose linseed oil of the highest quality which you can use with all oil colours. It retards drying, and can be thinned with turpentine or white spirit.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Additional Information

This is an untreated oil for use with high-quality oil paints. Artists agree that this oil creates films of greater flexibility with less tendency to brittleness. You can thin this product with turpentine or white spirit.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil
Additional Information

A linseed oil-based medium for speeding the drying time of oil paints. You can achieve effective results by using approximately 5% by paint volume.
Note that any oil paint which is encouraged to dry too quickly may be prone to wrinkling, so concentrations of accelerated drying oil above 5% are not advisable.

×

Oils & Thinners

Cranfield White Spirit Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield White Spirit Thinner
Additional Information

A quality white spirit formulated for artists, this is ideal for thinning and for general cleaning of brushes, palettes and knives, etc. Our white spirit is a virgin product and contains no recycled impurities.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner
Additional Information

A pure, non-recycled turpentine for reducing viscosity of oil colours and mediums. You can also use our turpentine for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner
Additional Information

Our low odour hydrocarbon-based solvent. A great way to reduce contact with the more volatile components found in turpentine. You can use our Non Aromatic Thinners for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment as well as thinning oil colours.
This is especially important in commercial and educational institutions, reducing exposure to potentially harmful substances associated with other solvents. It is biodegradable and pleasant to use.

×

Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Picture Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Picture Varnish
Additional Information

For use on oil or acrylic paintings, this versatile varnish creates a durable gloss finish. This aldehyde-based varnish can be removed with white spirit or turpentine, and may be used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde (Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

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Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish
Additional Information

An aldehyde-based varnish ideal for use on oil or acrylic paintings, this product creates a pleasing matt finish which can be removed with white spirit or turpentine. It is also used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde ( Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

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Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Damar Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Damar Varnish
Additional Information

This varnish is based on gum Damar resin in turpentine, and will give your work a low gloss.
It dries to a hard film with lower bloom than mastic varnish.
For best results, build up several thin layers and allow sufficient drying time between each. Damar Varnish is removable with turpentine or white RESIN: Natural Gum Damar SOLVENT: Turpentine

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