Auxiliary Materials
  Oils. lacquers, turpentine, additives comprise a group of auxiliary materials for the purposes of art. Skilful mixing of paints, applying thin preliminary layers of lacquer in multi-layer painting, finishing fully dried painting with lacquer, the use of structure paste and additives for imparting a sheen or matte finish – all this facilitates achieving the desired effect and increases the life of a painting. Natural, carefully chosen components, traditionally used for making artistic materials (natural tars, linen oil, and soft resin turpentine) are also used in manufacturing auxiliary materials. Lacquers are used:

  • As additives for oil paints during painting (lacquers for the palette) to prevent wrinkling and dimming of layers of paints, to preserve brightness and purity of colours, to increase intensity of tones, and to decrease the possibility of appearance of a yellow tint in the film
  • As intermediary layers in order to prevent tarnishing and to increase adhesiveness of layers of paint
  • For protecting paintings
  • For fixating pencil, charcoal, pastel drawings (fixative)

  Lacquers are solutions of natural tars and oil in fluid turpentine, traditionally used in manufacture of lacquers. Turpentines are used as thinners for oil paints and lacquers during painting, as well as for removing paint from the tools (brushes, palettes, etc.). They increase penetration of oils in paints in between layers of paint and padding, increasing the durability of layers of paint, and improve visual qualities of paints. Primer is applied to avoid withering of the paints and also to prevent the paint to be sunk into canvas.



“Sonnet” Texture Paste
Water-based. It is meant for modeling relief details of a painting. When dried the “Sonnet” texture paste forms solid indelible shape. The surface of this shape can be painted by acrylic, tempera, gouache and oil. The paste can be diluted with water.
Jar 220 ml
Jar 500 ml
“Sonnet” Spray Varnishes (210 ml)
Fixative varnish (meant for fixing of paintings made by pencils, charcoal or pastel)
Dammar Varnish (provides long preserving of colours and painting from moisture and dust)\
Retouch Varnish (iused as an intermediate paint layer to prevent fading and to bring-in adhesion of the paint layers)
Acryl-Styrene Varnish (preserves painting from moisture and dust)
Dammar Varnish (120ml)
Application: dilution of oil colours and covering of finished paintings.
Composition: solution of dammar gum in pinen or turpentine.
Properties: varnish film is reversible, after drying easily diluted in solvent.
Drying time 12 hours.
Fixative Varnish (120ml)
Intended for fixation of drawings made with pencil, charcoal, or pastel. Applied with the pulverizer. It is a solution of polyvinyl acetate mixed with butyl and ethyl alcohol.
Drying time 15 minutes.
Fir Varnish (120ml)
Application: dilution of oil colours.
Composition: solution of fir gum in pinen or turpentine.
Properties:varnish film is reversible, after drying it is easily diluted in solvent.
Drying time 4 hours.

“Sonnet” Varnish Gloss, Matt.
Made on the base of water acrylic dispersion. It is meant for finishing of the acrylic and tempera paintings. Also it is used for decoration of wooden articles, including frames. When dry, the varnish creates gloss or matt film.
Jar 100 ml (gloss)
Jar 100 ml (matt)

Diluent #1
Application:dilution of artists' oil, penta-oil, alkyd paints; washing paints off  the canvas, palettes, and brushes. Do not fit for dilution of varnishes.
Composition: mixed turpentine oil and white-spirit. Jars 120 ml & 220 ml
Diluent #2
Application:dilution of artists' oil, penta-oil, alkyd paints; washing paints off the canvas, palettes, and brushes. Do not fit for dilution of varnishes.
Composition: colourless white-spirit
Jars 120 ml & 220 ml


Diluent #3 "Tee"
Application: dilution of artists' oil paints and as interim layer to intensify adhesion of paint layers.
Composition: dammar varnish, linseed oil, and pinen.
Jars 120 ml & 220 ml
Diluent for Artists' Oil Painting
120 ml
220 ml
Stand Linseed Oil is used in oil painting as a diluent. Its film is waterproof and goes yellow less than bleached refined linseed oil. It is recommended to add it for glazing. The oil gives better optic qualities.to colours.
120 ml
220 ml
Bleached Refined Linseed Oil is used in oil painting as a diluent.
Excellent spreadability of the colours diluted by linseed oil, transparency, retardation of the drying time of the paint film.
120 ml
220 ml

“Sonnet” Acrylic Paints Retarder
Made on the base of water acrylic dispersion and glycol. Meant for decreasing of acrylic paints’ drying time. After adding 30% of the retarder into acrylic paints, the drying time of the paint prolongs up to 5 hours.
Jar 100 ml
“Sonnet” Primer (White & Black)
Meant for priming of the following surfaces: canvas, wood, cardboard before painting with oil, acrylic, tempera and gouache. The primer forms a flexible matt film, and it is perfectly adhesive.
Jar 220 ml (white)      Jar 500 ml (white)
Jar 1000 ml (white)    Jar 220 ml (black)
Jar 500 ml (black)