Is it safe to oil-out an oil painting with Walnut oil? Absolutely!

I noticed that someone was wondering if oiling out an oil painting with Walnut oil is safe. Absolutely! In fact the old dutch masters used walnut oil as a medium and their paintings are still in tact hundreds of years later. So yeah, it’s safe. Make sure your painting is one hundred percent dry. Pour some Walnut oil into a ceramic dish and using a soft brush, brush it on your painting and then with a soft lint-free cloth, gently wipe it all off again.

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    • Wow, Bob, I didn’t know that M Graham’s walnut alkyd cleans up with water. So what you are saying, is that, as long as the colors are made with walnut oil, they are water miscible?

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  1. Naomi, I am not saying water miscilble, but I no longer use turps to clean brushes and very very sparingly use distilled turps with walnut oil/alkyd medium during early stages of a painting. I use baby oil to float the paint out of brushes before scubbing with water and bar soap.

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