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Gamblin Artist Oil Paints are high quality artist grade oils. (Shop Gamblin Oils) There are many different ways to work oil paint. One technique is called "Oiling Out" Some oil paint colours become very shiny as they dry; others dry with more of a matte finish. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to paint over an area that is matte, but the fresh paint will be shiny, and matching chiny colours to matte colour isn't easy. Oiling out makes the dry, matte paint shiny again, so precise colour-matching is much easier. In this article published at the Gamblin Artist Color website illustrates the fine points in a great video! (Shop Oil Paints) "Oiling Out" Procedure: 1. Apply a liberal coating of 1:1 Galkyd Painting Medium and Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits to a dry painting. This can be applied to the entire painting or just to the area that needs to be enlivened. 2. Allow the medium to be absorbed into the painting for approximately two minutes. 3. Wipe off the excess painting medium with a soft, lint-free cloth. 4. Continue painting.