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Maroger FAQ's

Maroger FAQ's

David Leffel Maroger

How DO you pronounce Maroger?
We get this a lot. Take a deep breath and repeat: Mare-Oh-Jay. J as in Jacques Maroger.  (it's French!)

Why do I need Maroger?
Just as watercolorists use water to thin their paints, oil painters must use oil based mediums for the same reason. Use Maroger to thin your paints to a desired consistency to match your style of painting: wet into wet, wet over dry, glazing, sculpting and more.

How much Maroger do I mix into my paints?
Each brand of paint you buy in the store comes at a different consistency. Some are thick and stiff, others are thin and loose. Use Maroger to make all your paints uniform. Generally, oil painters prefer a consistency similar to that of mayonnaise, although thicker passages may require less medium and thinner passages require more. Watch Adding Maroger to Your Paint for more information.

 

 

David Leffel Maroger Black Oil

I have a medium called Megilp. Is it the same as Maroger?
Megilp was the original name of Maroger Medium. However, medium produced today under the name of Megilp is most likely a plastic imitation of Maroger.

My Maroger is part liquid, part gel. Is there something wrong with it?
No. The liquid has the same properties as the gel and will not affect the performance of the medium. Painters often use loose Maroger to "oil-in" their canvas at the beginning of each day to revitalize matte or dried colors.

 

David Leffel Maroger Black Oil

How long does a tube of Maroger last?
Old Masters Maroger comes in airtight tubes. For optimal performance, use within a year of purchase. Store in a cool, dry location away from heat (including the sun). Think, wine cellar.

How long does it take Maroger to dry?
Generally, the surface of your painting will become dry to the touch overnight. This is important for those artists who paint frequently.

How do I varnish my paintings?
Click here  for written instructions or watch the video demonstrationVarnishing your Painting.

What precautions should I take using Maroger?
Maroger should not be ingested (mouth or open wounds). Wash your hands after use and keep out of reach of children. Please refer to Safely Handling Art Materials for more information.

 

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