The flow and levelling of Artisan oil colours is improved by using Stand Oil. It is excellent for glazing and producing fine detail as it smooths brushwork. Stand Oil is slow drying. Stand oil is the most durable type of linseed oil. It is part polymerised by being heated in the absence of oxygen. This joins the oil molecules together leaving less space for oxygen and hence a longer drying time. The benefit of Artisan Water Mixable Stand Oil is that it produces a paler, more flexible film with excellent levelling properties. It is therefore a good glazing medium and can been combined with water or Thinner for this purpose. It also increases gloss and transparency.