Oil paint

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A paint made by grinding pigments with a Drying oil such as Linseed oil. After 1940 many oil paints contained alkyd binders to provide faster drying times.

Synonyms and Related Terms

oil color; oil paints; oil stain; peinture à l'huile (Fr.); pintura al óleo (Esp.); tinta de óleo (Port.)



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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • ASTM, "Standard Terminology Relating to Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Products", Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 6, Paints, Related Coatings and Aromatics, ASTM, D16, 7-Jan, Jul-96
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996