Cold Wax is an oil painting medium which is a buttery soft paste made of beeswax mixed with a small amount of solvent and resin. The cold wax paste is mixed with the oil paint on the palette. Cold wax adds body, transparency and depth to the oil paint. It also speeds up drying time, increases the paint’s workability. Cold wax medium also combines readily with other mediums such as dry pigment, powdered charcoal, marble dust, chalk pastel, graphite and oils sticks.
Cold Wax Medium allows you to build on traditional methods of painting and work in unique ways. Using a variety of tools and techniques to scrape, scratch, rub, and add and subtract paint to the surface.