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Old 04-30-2018, 04:49 PM
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Water mixable oils?

It seems the only Naples Yellow available locally-or on Amazon Prime-is a water mixable from Windsor and Newton. Iíve never used water mixables; are they interchangeable with regular oils? Or should I order my usual and wait? (I hate waiting!)
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:58 AM
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Re: Water mixable oils?

Yes they are! You can use them with anything you use with your regular oils (medium, white spirit ...). You can't do it the other way around. So they will not be water miscible anymore when you add them to regular oils. Only if you add less than 30% of regular oils to water miscible ones, you can add water to dilute the mixture.

I hope this isn't too confusing
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:00 PM
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Re: Water mixable oils?

Note that if you're looking for the real Naples yellow, the W&N is a hue, not genuine. Michael Harding offers the real thing. And I'd bet Rublev has it.

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Re: Water mixable oils?

Just so I don't misunderstand - I probably have hundreds of $$$ of oil paint but I want to switch (though a little late) to water miscible paint. I can add them to my palate with my oil paints and combine them? Right?
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:56 PM
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Re: Water mixable oils?

Thatís my understanding, but I chickened out and waited for my usual oil. I did find some links that may shed some light.

All about Water Soluble Oils @ http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118687

Water-Mixable Subforum @
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=478

And there is a section about Water Miscible Oils in the FAQ page @
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=235455

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Re: Water mixable oils?

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Just so I don't misunderstand - I probably have hundreds of $$$ of oil paint but I want to switch (though a little late) to water miscible paint. I can add them to my palate with my oil paints and combine them? Right?

Yes. After a certain amount of mixing with regular oils they won't be water-miscible anymore BUT you can use something like Schmincke's W medium to make regular oils water-miscible and then you shouldn't have any problems.
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Re: Water mixable oils?

There's really no need to buy water-miscible paints as far as I can see. You can already clean normal paint out of brushes with soap and water as it is. I mix a little soap into the tuft, rinse and repeat until clean.
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Re: Water mixable oils?

I have mixed regular oil paint with Water mixable, and I have not seen any issues. I made sure to varnish the painting anyway, the painting is almost 4 years old and no problems.
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Re: Water mixable oils?

Use Schmincke's Medium W to convert regular oil paints to water miscible.
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Re: Water mixable oils?

Alex: I just bought a large bottle of the Schmincke W.
Looking forward to try it.
After mixing do you think acrylics can still be added like in Holbein Aqua Duo?
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I often store my traditional oil pallet in the freezer to extend usage time of the
paints. Would this be appropriate for water miscible oils?
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Re: Water mixable oils?

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There's really no need to buy water-miscible paints as far as I can see. You can already clean normal paint out of brushes with soap and water as it is. I mix a little soap into the tuft, rinse and repeat until clean.
Water mixable oils dissolve in water, regular oils don't. This means that you can thin them with water, you can't do that with regular oils.
While working with them you can clean out your brushes with only water, this can't be done with regular oils, and when you are done painting you can clean up brushes, palettes, and all else with only water.
Soap alone helps to clean out regular oils from brushes etc, but it is far easier and more thoroughly done with only water if using water mixable oils. It is far more difficult to clean out brushes as thoroughly with regular oils and soap and water. After scrubbing and scrubbing them forcefully, there will still be residual paint left up near the ferrule, which is bad for your brushes.
Water mixable paints,varnishes, glues, coatings, and lubricants are now being made in water mixable form which proves to be very helpful in a great many applications.
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Iíve never used water mixables; are they interchangeable with regular oils?
Yes, all are 100% compatible and mixable together.

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