Search Medium/Artist

Search by Colour

Gamblin Galkyd Lite Medium 125ml

Gamblin Galkyd Lite Medium is a versatile medium designed to enhance oil painting techniques. Here are the key features and details of this product:

  1. Thinning and Increasing Transparency: Galkyd Lite Medium is used to thin oil colors, making them more fluid and transparent. This allows for easier blending and glazing techniques, creating a sense of depth and luminosity in the artwork.
  2. Retaining Brushstrokes: When used in moderation with oil colors, Galkyd Lite will retain brushstrokes, preserving the artist’s expressive marks and textures in the painting.
  3. Less Glossy than Galkyd: Compared to Gamblin’s regular Galkyd medium, Galkyd Lite is less glossy. This makes it a suitable choice for artists who prefer a more subtle sheen in their finished paintings.
  4. Quick Drying Time: Galkyd Lite allows thin layers of oil paint to be touch-dry within 24 to 30 hours. This rapid drying time is particularly useful for artists who need to build up layers or work on multiple pieces in a short period.


3 in stock

Instructions for Use:

  • Begin by preparing your palette and oil colors as usual.
  • Add a small amount of Galkyd Lite Medium to your oil color, mixing thoroughly until you achieve the desired consistency and transparency.
  • Apply the thinned paint to your canvas, using the brushstrokes and techniques of your choice.
  • Allow the paint to dry according to the recommended time frame before applying additional layers or varnishing the artwork.

Please note that while Galkyd Lite Medium can increase transparency and fluidity, excessive use may lead to longer drying times and potential issues with adhesion. It is recommended to use the medium in moderation and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for best results.

Gamblin Galkyd Lite Medium is a valuable tool for oil painters, offering increased control over the paint’s fluidity and transparency, while also retaining the artist’s expressive brushwork. Its quicker drying time makes it a practical choice for artists working on time-sensitive projects or who prefer to build layers more efficiently.