Primers - Auxiliaries

Varnish Mat Oil Talens 003 Spray 400 ml
Purpose: Durable protection of an oil painting (final varnish). Composition bottle: Synthetic resin, turpentine oil, waxes. Composition spray can: Synthetic resin, white spirit, silica • Apply when paint film has completely dried (approx. 1 year with normal layer thickness) • When applying with a brush do so in one layer and in one direction • Dries in a few hours • Does not yellow • Varnish in bottle gives a satin gloss, varnish in spray can is matter • The degree of gloss is increased when mixed with Picture varnish gloss 002 • Can be thinned with turpentine • Clean brushes with white spirit or turpentine • Dry varnish coats can be removed with white spirit or turpentine • If the contents become cloudy place bottle in warm water • Flammable (in spray can: extremely flammable)
Fixative Pastel Talens 061 75ml
Purpose: Improving the adhesion of the particles of pastels to the surface. Composition: Colourless resins, ethanol, acetone • Preferably apply in each pastel layer • Use sparingly • Apply using a fixative atomiser at approx. 40 cm distance • Quick-drying • Non-yellowing • Highly flammable
Fixative Spray Talens 064 150ml
Purpose: Improving the adhesion of particles of pastels, charcoal, chalk and graphite to the surface. Composition: Colourless resins, ethanol. In combination with pastel use preferably in every layer. Use sparingly. Quick-drying. Non-yellowing. More concentrated than Fixative for pastel 061. Retouches the so-called ‘blooming’ (white veil formation) in colour pencil drawings. Extremely flammable
Masking Film Watercolours Talens 052 75ml



Purpose: Temporary masking of sections in a water colour painting
Composition: Dispersion of natural rubber in water

Prevents adhesion of water colour to areas of the painting that are treated with Liquid masking film
Dries in 10 minutes
Once dry remove with the fingertips or an eraser within a few days
Becomes more difficult to remove after some time
Can cause discolouration on cellulosic paper
Can also be used for water-based inks



Pouring Medium Talens 014 250ml
Change the flow of your Amsterdam Standard and Expert Series acrylics or acrylic ink, by adding an Amsterdam pouring medium. This medium is specifically developed to be self-leveling and increase the flexibility of the paint film to prevent cracking. Depending on the desired flow, you can change the mixing ratio to your liking.
Venetian Turpentine Talens 019 75ml
Purpose: Increasing the flow and transparency of glazing layers in oil colour. Composition: Natural balsam, turpentine oil • Traditional glazing medium • Increases the drying time of the paint film • Increases the durability of the paint film • Makes the brush stroke run, depending on the amount added • Increases the gloss • Slightly yellowing • Can be thinned with white spirit or turpentine • Flammable
Oil Medium Talens 083 75ml
Purpose: Increasing the flow and/or transparency of oil colour, and making the paint fatter. Composition: Vegetable oils, synthetic resins, white spirit • No influence on the drying time of the paint • Increases the durability and elasticity of the paint film • Makes the brush stroke run slightly, depending on the amount added • Increases gloss • Does not yellow • Can be thinned with white spirit or turpentine • Flammable