oil-base paint


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oil paint

A paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle for the pigment.
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Most oil-base paints today are alkyd: the resins in the paint are synthetic as opposed to natural (linseed oil, for example).
Chinex brushes work great for both water- and oil-base paints, and they clean off like they're made of Teflon.