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Gamblin FastMatte Oil Colours

FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors

FastMatte paint tubesWith Gamblin FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors, oil painters can take their paintings further, faster than ever before.

  • Thin layers will be touch-dry and ready to be painted over in 24-hours
  • Colors dry to a matte surface with a beautiful tooth and deep, soft luster
  • FastMatte colors are compatible with our painting mediums and traditional oil colors

24-Hour Dry Time

The fast drying rate means painters can stay in the flow of their painting session longer with layering and mark-making possibilities beyond traditional oils. The consistent drying rate of FastMatte colors means painters can return to a dry surface the following day.

Matte Surface

The matte surface gives colors a deep, soft luster that speaks directly to the viewer. Never before have oil painters been able to create a consistent, matte surface with such ease. The matte surface gives dry paint layers a subtle tooth which beautifully grabs paint from the brush or knife.


FastMatte colors are compatible with Gamblin painting mediums and our traditional oil colors. For thinning FastMatte colors, we recommend a 50/50 mixture of Galkyd and Gamsol. This mixture, used in moderation, thins colors without slowing dry-times or significantly increasing gloss. Gamvar Picture Varnish may be applied to saturate colors and impart a uniform satin or gloss surface to your finished work.

The 24-hour dry time, matte surface and compatibility make FastMatte colors ideal for underpainting.

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