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Hybrid Paint Medium, 300 ml. squeeze bottle.

  I created Hybrid Paint Medium as a medium to thin down my oil paints at the palette while painting. I needed an alternative to the use of toxic solvents or more oils. Too much oil causes yellowing. Hybrid Paint Medium fortifies the paint as it thins it and it's non-yellowing. It has the consistency of slippery hand lotion.
  This emulsion dries to a clear film like oils and is invisible in paints. It is non-darkening and 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.
  Make it yourself if you prefer, instructions are on my paint page.
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 faster than most store bought brands of white, 1 to 3 days depending upon thickness.
  Each batch is tested and a test sample is included with every order.
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Phone
416-456-1601, 9am-9pm. or send an email to info@thomashirsz.ca
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$ 9.75 ea. or 3 for $25.00 + shipping & taxes. 
$14.50  + shipping & taxes.
Brush Cleaner, 250 ml. jar.

A
simple formula for cleaning brushes. It's completely safe and non-toxic. Specially designed for oil paints but suitable for acrylics too.
  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.

  Make it yourself if you prefer, instructions are on my paint page.
Potassium Oleate Gel Soap, 250 ml. jar.
                                  $ 4.75  + shipping & taxes.
                                 



Wash & Glaze Medium, 300 ml. 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.

  Make it yourself if you prefer, instructions are on my paint page.
$11.00 + shipping & taxes.
Wash & Glaze Medium, 300 ml. squeeze bottle.
Brush Cleaner
250 ml. jar.
$ 7.75 + shipping & taxes.
Hybrid Paint Medium
Dried Alkyd Resin Medium, 300 ml. squeeze bottle.
  A blend of 75% long oil soya alkyd resin and 25% washed and UV modified safflower 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.


                                  

Fumed Silica Paint Modifier, 250 ml. jar.
  Makes paint light yet frosting buttery. Excellent for palette knife artwork. I like to add some Hybrid Paint Reducer to my paint first, then add some Fumed Silica to create a very light palette knife paint. Too much fumed silica creates a weak paint with a dull sheen. Use just enough to acheive the desired consistency.
  It's a very light, fluffy powder and caution is required as it is an irritant if inhaled. Used commonly as a thickener in toothpaste, milkshakes and epoxy resins.
                                       $4.25  + shipping & taxes.
                                     

HANDMADE ART SUPPLIES
Patiently made in small batches with thought & care.
$19.75  + shipping & taxes.
                                 
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Brush Cleaner in a smaller 120 ml. size jar.

  This is enough cleaner to last for many paintings if you use small or medium sized brushes.
$ 4.50
Acrylic Polymer Medium, 550 ml. squeeze bottle.
  This is a high quality acrylic polymer medium.
  It has a high solids content of 51% and contains UV stabilizers to protect your art from the sun's effects. A typical milky white emulsion that dries crystal clear.
  Specify what sheen you prefer, gloss or satin.


                  
$14.00 each  + shipping & taxes. 
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.

$20.00 each.
10 for $180.00
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great for classrooms.
$20.00 + shipping & taxes.
Cedar Tabletop Easel
10 for $180.00
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Cobalt Blue Pigment, 160 grams in a plastic jar.
  Genuine cobalt blue pigment, PB28, a cobalt aluminate compound. Semi-transparent, good for all paint types and a very good drier in oil paints. This is a heavy pigment which is why a full jar weighs 160 grams. Pigments are sold by weight.
                                      
$23.00  + shipping & taxes.

Bulk quantities are available.
Call or email for pricing.
                                     

Blue Green Teal Pigment, 100 grams in a plastic jar.
  Genuine cobalt chromite blue green teal pigment, PG26. Semi-transparent, good for all paint types and a very good drier in oil paints. This is an average weight pigment which is why a full jar weighs 100 grams. Pigments are sold by weight.


$15.00  + shipping & taxes.


Bulk quantities are available.
Call or email for pricing.
                                     

$23.00 each  + shipping & taxes. 
$15.00 each  + shipping & taxes. 
Small Power Muller Drill Attachment,

   This is the Poor Man's Paint Mill! It is a silly looking tool but it is amazing at what it does which is to mull paint. If you have been using a hand muller you will be especially happy to use this time saving device. It can mull up a batch of paint in 10 minutes. It does the job very thoroughly, missing nothing and in a neat and tidy manner. The shape of the bowl is very helpful in keeping the paint down. The bottom is flat. It requires a drill with a minimum 4 amps power amperage and the speed must be slow in order to prevent flinging the paint. If your drill is too fast you will need a speed reducer. They are commonly sold at woodworker's tool suppliers.
  The device consists of a white glass bowl filled with epoxy putty and with a 1/4" steel shaft that is actually an Allen key embedded into the epoxy.

                                  $ 30.00  + shipping & taxes.
                                 



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$30.00 each  + shipping & taxes.