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Old 10-04-2017, 07:47 AM
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Holbein incompatible with W&N thinner???

In my searches, I've found some vague references to Holbein Duo Aqua being incompatible with W&N thinner. In general, people seem to freely mix WMO paints and mediums across brands. What is the problem with Holbein and W&N thinner?
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:40 PM
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Re: Holbein incompatible with W&N thinner???

I would not be surprised. My Holbein Duos and impasto gel both have issues. The former requires 'extra' mediums, the latter is sticky like rotten chewing gum ... here in Alabama climate ... on alkyd-oil primed surfaces.

The Duos serve well enough for underpaintings and plein air ... where detail and style are not so critical.

But they do not flow as well as my W&N, Old Holland, or RGH oil paints.

Atlelier Interactive acrylics are similar dull muddy trade-offs for extended water miscibility.

Hence, I am forced to keep the palette limited with WMOs and acrylics.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:35 PM
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Re: Holbein incompatible with W&N thinner???

I tried HDA Imidazolone Orange (PO36 Benzimidazolone Orange) with the W&N thinner and it kinda worked with just a few drops. Adding more, it seemed OK at first, but when brushed out it was kind of lumpy, like a Thai peanut sauce.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:20 AM
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Re: Holbein incompatible with W&N thinner???

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In general, people seem to freely mix WMO paints and mediums across brands. What is the problem with Holbein and W&N thinner?

I've never used W&N thinner - so can't address your question. Nor do I have any concrete info for you, but I do seem to remember that some of the early companies making WMOs did recommend not mixing mediums with other brands. That's just a vague memory - so may be completely wrong - but I never mix WMO mediums. I wouldn't hesitate mixing different brands of paint however, and WMOs can be mixed with traditional oil paints as well.

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