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Jacquardmod Jacquardmod
@Hovawart2 Yes 160 degrees F is more accurate. Safety considerations say do not heat above 160. It is not liquid at 75, but is very pliable.

@adacular You can do this, but the important thing to know about Dorlands is that it is considered teh fattiest layer. If you plan on doing many layers, you cannot put oil and dorlands mixed together over a pure Dorlands layer. Keeping strictly to the fat over lean principle sunsequent layers of wax medium should contain less and less oil paint. Pure Dorland's should only be used as a final layer.

The only thing I know that will stick to the wax is alcohol inks like our Pinata.

It is a matter of taste as to which wax to use, but Dorland's can be used right out of the container with no heating.
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hawk6560 hawk6560
When heating up the cold wax mixed with oil is it safe or there's risk of fire?
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hawk6560 hawk6560
Can cold wax be varnished once dried with gamvar?
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Jacquardmod Jacquardmod
Hello Hawk6560

Heating is ok, but you don't want to use a heat gun too closely and get the temp above 170 degrees. There is a slight risk of burning at temps above that.

It is difficult to coat the wax medium in anything else. If you are following the fat over lean principle, the Dorland's wax is considered the very fattiest layers. The only think I know of that sticks to the wax med is our Pinata inks.
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