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Hybrid Paint Medium, 500 ml. squeeze bottle or 1 litre squeeze bottle.

  Hybrid Paint Medium is a medium to thin down oil paints at the palette while painting. It was created as an alternative to the use of toxic solvents. Hybrid Paint Medium fortifies the paint as it thins it and it's non-yellowing. It has the consistency of slippery hand lotion. 
  It contains a very small amount of stoddard solvent, approximately 5%, a necessary consequence of the alkyd resin component.
  This emulsion dries to a clear film like oils and is invisible in paints. It gives your paintings a homogeneous satin sheen.  Causes paints to flow off the brush easily while maintaining form. Excellent for fine detail brushwork.
  It can be used directly as a paint making medium on its own or mixed with any proportion of paint oil.
  In acrylic paints, Hybrid Paint Medium gives acrylics an oil-like painting quality. It is also suitable as a retarder and thinning medium.

$25.00 500 ml. squeeze bottle.
$40.00 1 litre squeeze bottle.
Titanium White Oil Paint, 37 ml. tube.                      

  Handmade titanium white paint using a custom formulation designed to dry well without yellowing. This is the only white I use. Well suited to the addition of my mediums. Dries in 1 to 5 days depending upon thickness.
  Each batch is tested.

$12.50 per 37 ml. tube, 3 for $30.00
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded.
To place an order,
Phone or text 416-456-1601, 9am-9pm. or send an email to info@thomashirsz.ca
Brush Cleaner, 250 ml. jar
A simple formula for cleaning brushes. It's completely safe and non-toxic. Suitable for all paints.  Just dip your brush into the cleaner and work it in, then wipe it off and repeat until the brush is clean. This formula will wash off in water, but I like to simply wipe it off really well and shape the bristles. It helps to condition them as well.

$7.00 250 ml. jar or $10.00 500 ml. squeeze bottle.
Wash & Glaze Medium, 500 ml. or 1 litre squeeze bottle.

This medium is the ideal solution to the problem of thinning oil paints without using any toxic solvents such as turpentine or the other VOC based thinners. This particular formula is meant to be used as a wash or glaze and is not suitable for reducing paints that are too thick such as is often done at the palette. For reducing thick paints another medium is used called  Hybrid Paint Medium.
  This medium is designed for the addition of a very small percentage of oil paint which creates a thin transparent wash. It needs to be mixed with the paint well and mixes slower than it would with turpentine, but with no fumes at all. It's formula is based on pure acrylic mediums and safe, non-toxic solvents and surfactants. It dries clear and has a nice even satin sheen.
  The Wash and Glaze Medium is ideal for creating acrylic paint washes too and is completely compatable with acrylics.

  $25.00 500 ml. squeeze bottle.
  $40.00 1 litre squeeze bottle.

Dried Alkyd Resin Medium, 300 ml. squeeze bottle.

  A blend of 75% long oil soya alkyd resin and 25% heat bodied linseed oil. Most of the solvents within the alkyd resin have been removed via evaporation and ultraviolet light pre-polymerization. It is necessary to add an oil, otherwise the resins would solidify due to runaway polymerization. The solvents were there for a reason!
  Soya based long oil alkyd is known for its non-yellowing properties and is well suited for use in artists paints. 
  A syrupy consistency.
Contains approximately 15% stoddard solvents.

$25.00 500 ml.



Patiently made in small batches with thought & care.
Cedar Tabletop Easel.

  This tabletop easel is handmade of solid cedar. It is 22" tall and can accomodate any thickness of canvas or panel up to a maximum height of 16". It is light, sturdy and easy to use. To transport your painting simply carry the easel by the hole on top into your car and place a weight onto the base. The design is such that it actually grips the painting when lifted.
Shown with a 12"x16" canvas.

$35.00 each.
10 for $300.00,
great for classrooms.