Enkaustikos XD Wax Medium (440g)
XD Wax Medium
Available in a 440g pack of 16 ‘disks’
XD wax medium gets it’s name from the extra damar Enkaustikos use to make it. This wax medium has a higher content of damar resin than the original, giving it a thicker consistency when liquefied. It also has a sticky tack while drying for easy texture build up and will stay pliable for a longer time than their original Wax Medium. Once cooled however, it is resistant to surface alterations from scraping or incising and offers a hard film. Like the original, 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, this is the product for you.
Here is a clever tip
XD is not only used as a top coat or to enhance your paints. You can easily make your own wax medium by adding refined beeswax to it. This omits the laborious task of filtering damar resin yourself.
Here is how to make your own beeswax and damar resin encaustic medium in any concentration.
XD Wax Medium comes in a 30gram disc. Starting with 4 discs of XD, add the following amount of refined beeswax to make your desired beeswax to damar formulation.
340g of beeswax will yield a 7 to 1 ratio
283g of beeswax will yield a 6 to 1 ratio
227g of beeswax will yield a 5 to 1 ratio
170g of beeswax will yield a 4 to 1 ratio
113g of beeswax will yield a 3 to 1 ratio
57g of beeswax will yield a 2 to 1 ratio