Sun-refined oil

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A thick, partially oxidized form of linseed oil that dries faster than regular linseed oil. Sun-refined oil is mixed with water, then exposed to air and sun for several weeks. The oil is shaken with the water, to allow impurities to be extracted and removed. Sun-refined oil is similar to sun-thickened oil and has been used for paint media for centuries.

Synonyms and Related Terms

sun refined oil; bodied linseed oil; sun-bleached oil

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)