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oil color

noun
1.
a paint made by grinding a pigment in oil, usually linseed oil.
Origin of oil color
1530-1540
1530-40
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  • The sponge should first be thoroughly wet in clean water and wrung out dry before the oil color is applied by it.

    Practical Graining William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • The tools needed for oil color are the flat brush, combs, fitch tool or fresco-liner, sash tool and a piped bristle overgrainer.

    Practical Graining William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • The oil color must be very thin and fluid, because a tougher one will take hold of the fibres of the paper and tear them off.

    The Invention of Lithography Alois Senefelder
  • oil color is sometimes used to pencil in the hearts, as it will not lift the stippling, no matter how much it is blended.

    Practical Graining William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • It should be done with the oil color used in graining it in oil for either oil or distemper work.

    Graining and Marbling Frederick Maire
  • When the oil color is dry, the work may be shaded or overgrained in either oil or water color.

    Practical Graining William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • When this is dry, rub in the oil color and wipe out the hearts with the rag in the same way as for oak and ash.

    Practical Graining William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • The bristle overgrainer of the fitch tool is used to put in the finer grains, or this may be done when the oil color is dry.

    Practical Graining William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • All the above applies to oil color marbling only as work done in distemper is never varnished.

    Graining and Marbling Frederick Maire
  • You can tone down any oil color, however, by stippling it with a stipple brush dipped in a pan of dry color, or plaster Paris.

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