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Old 01-31-2018, 09:17 AM
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Can i use oil paint?

Hello people! I hope you all doin fine!
I need to do a customized color for my wooden frame, will oil paint from the tubes do the trick?

I will thin it up with white spirit, or should i use linseed oil? Or eggs?

I am so confused! Also i have another question. What type of paint old masters used to paint their frames??? Oil based?

I saw this interesting video about a company in Germany that creates replicas of frames, and follows the exact procedure.


P.S frame has no paint, neither a base color.

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Old 01-31-2018, 03:05 PM
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Re: Can i use oil paint?

okay i thinned the oil paint with white spirit, this is the result until now.
As you can see it has low coverage, should i wait to dry for a second hand?
Can i use varnish on top of it ?

I didn't make a lot of paint so i made more, the result? As you can see darker shade of blue, its very difficult to match the color again, so whoever tries it, please make a LOT of paint, better to throw it away than to try and match the color!

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Old 02-03-2018, 12:52 PM
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Re: Can i use oil paint?

Anyone to help me?
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Old 03-31-2018, 05:44 AM
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Re: Can i use oil paint?

You might want to use a primer on the wood to protect the wood from the paints over the long term. Oils painted directly on bare wood can be corrosive especially over time. Acrylics, however, can be used directly on wood.
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