Mediums & Varnishes

Holbein Acrylic Mediums

Exceptional quality, professional grade Acrylic Mediums designed to meet the demands of today’s acrylic artist.

Holbein’s 6 Pastes and 7 Gels along with 3 Base Gesso painting grounds and 6 painting mediums are sure to support all of your artistic creativity.

Holbein DUO Mediums

Holbein Duo Aqua Oil Mediums were designed specifically for use with Duo Aqua Oil Colors. Use them to enhance transparency or translucency, create a gloss or matte finish, accelerate drying time, or aid brushability and flow. All may be thinned with water and dry clear.

Holbein Oil Mediums

The consistency of oil paints may be enhanced and altered by using oil painting mediums. It has been said that Oil Colors are the actors on the stage, whilst the Painting Oils, Varnishes and Mediums are the Directors. The finished production is the combination of the Oil Colors brilliantly acting their parts on the surface, directed by the Painting Oils, Varnishes and Mediums from behind the scenes. Never think of Painting Oils, Varnishes and Mediums just as thinners for oil color; they are more than that. The entire painting technique can be controlled by these directors in your production. Holbein uses the very finest ingredients to produce a variety of widely acclaimed Painting Oils, Varnishes, Mediums.

Holbein Watercolor Mediums

Use Holbein watercolor mediums to create interesting effects and enhance the properties of watercolors.