Natural wetting agent for degreasing of undercoats before painting with water-colours or gouache and - used sparingly - suitable as levelling agent for watercolours. Dissolved oxgall tends to flocculate by long storage but has no influence on the application.
Oxgall - more than a wetting agent
An important criterion for the highest quality is the control of a water-colour application without undissolved pigment and undesired cloud formations. The perfect flow of the HORADAM® AQUARELL water-colour is guaranteed by the optimal amount of oxgall. It is the decision of the artist - not of the colour - where the application should flow moist in moist or if the colour should stay dry on the paper.
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