Enkaustikos Wax Medium is made from U.S. Pharmaceutical Grade Beeswax and Damar Resin in a 1:1 ratio. The Enkaustikos XD Wax Medium with its higher content of damar resin has a thicker consistency when liquified. It also has a sticky tack while drying for easy texture build up and will stay pliable for a longer time than our original Wax Medium. Once cooled however, it is resistant to surface alterations from scraping or incising and offers a hard film. Like the original Wax Medium, XD can be used as a base coat, wax paint extender for glazing, and especially useful as a topcoat. If you want to achieve a glass like surface with a single topcoat, or beautiful transulcent glazes this is the product for you.
Many artists buy XD and add beeswax to achieve difference wax to resin ratios to make their own wax medium and eliminate the filtering process.