Oil Prime

Available Sizes:         

500ml 1lt   4lt  

Art Spectrum® Oil Prime Artists’ Linseed Oil Based Primer.

Quick drying

Water wash up

No pre-sizing required

Product Information:

Art Spectrum® Oil Prime is a unique and complex formula containing an oil and resin blend combined with Titanium Dioxide.

Art Spectrum® Oil Prime contains pure Linseed Oil that cross-links with artists’ oil colours for permanent adhesion and maximum flexibility over time.  It also provides controlled absorbency, which maintains the natural glow of oil paint.  The oil content allows it to harden very gradually, in pace with the oil paints minimising stress cracking.

Does not yellow or discolour with age or emit strong odours like other oil-based primers.  The surface provides a receptive tooth to oil paints and colours will not sink in and dull down upon drying.

Product Application:

  • No glue or clear acrylic sizing is required
  • Shake or stir well
  • Use undiluted or thin with up to 15% water to assist with application of first coat. Final coat should always be undiluted. Two coats are recommended
  • Apply with a brush, roller or sponge directly onto canvas or wooden panels.  Oil Prime is ideally suited for priming wooden panels because of its excellent linseed oil penetration into the timber substrate
  • Oil Prime has a short drying/curing time formulated to be touch-dry in one hour and a second coat may be applied within the same day. Oil painting can begin the following day, or as soon as the water has evaporated from the priming system.