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Mediums For Acrylic Paint

There are mediums out there for just about every need. They’re all made of polymer resins exactly like acrylic paint, but they don’t contain pigments. As a result, you can add as much medium as you like to your colour. But remember: The more medium you add, the more you disperse the pigments.

Instructions:

Adding a medium to colour increases its volume and improves its transparency, apart from one or two brands that only increase volume. Although mediums come in medium and high-viscosity variations just like paints, they do not need to be used only with paints of a matching viscosity.
 
Do I have to mix mediums and paint of matching viscosity?
Be aware that if you mix a medium with a paint of a different viscosity, the medium
may thin or thicken the consistency of your paint as a result.
 
Medium-viscosity mediums have a consistency that’s similar to paint in jars.
 
Glossy medium is one of the most versatile acrylic mediums. When mixed into colours, it makes them more fluid and gives them a shiny finish. It’s milky when wet, but dries completely clear. In addition to giving added transparency to colours, it’s a very good choice for glazes. Like other acrylic products, glossy medium is water-resistant once dry, stays flexible and doesn’t yellow. It also makes an excellent binder for powder pigments to create medium-viscosity paint, and it can be used as a shiny varnish for dry paintings. Avoid re-working a medium that’s been applied and has partially dried; you may end up with white streaks that can’t be removed.
 
You can use glossy medium for image transfers. First, you need to apply quite a few thin coats to your image (20 or more) until a solid film is created. Then, soak the image in water for a few minutes, and gently scrape the paper fibres from the back. Let it dry, and use the same glossy medium as a glue to affix the image to the surface you are using for your project.
 
Glossy medium can also function as glue on a variety of surfaces, as a fixative for crayon or pastel (diluted half-and-half with distilled water and misted using a sprayer or airbrush,) or as a colourless base coat to replace gesso. For serigraphy, you can use it to make permanent water-resistant masks. Glossy medium can be used instead of Mod Podge when you’re covering objects with fine paper, and as a final varnish. It’s just
as transparent, but more water-resistant than Mod Podge once dry.

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Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Matte gel

LXGELM

Available in 4 Sizes

Choose Your Size
Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Matte gel

LX5322

  • 16 OZ
$25.49

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Matte gel

LX5323

  • 32 OZ
$37.69

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Matte gel

LX5324

  • 3.78 LITRES (1 GALLON)
$96.99

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Matte gel

LX5321

  • 8 OZ
$15.59

5-7 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

DeSerres Pouring Medium

DPM

Available in 3 Sizes

Choose Your Size
Mediums For Acrylic Paint

DeSerres Pouring Medium

DPM237

  • 237 ML
$8.99

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

DeSerres Pouring Medium

DPM3600

  • 3.6 LITRES
$59.99

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

DeSerres Pouring Medium

DPM1000

  • 1 LITRE
$22.49

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Medium gel Liquitex

LXGELB

Available in 4 Sizes

Choose Your Size
Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Medium gel Liquitex

LX5716

  • 16 OZ
$25.49

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Medium gel Liquitex

LX5732

  • 32 OZ
$37.69

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Medium gel Liquitex

LX5736

  • 3.78 LITRES (1 GALLON)
$99.99

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Medium gel Liquitex

LX5708

  • 8 OZ
$15.59

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Self-leveling Clear Gel

GGNIVEL

Available in 3 Sizes

Choose Your Size
Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Self-leveling Clear Gel

GG3001-32

  • 32 OZ
$42.89

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Self-leveling Clear Gel

GG3001-8

  • 8 OZ
$17.29

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Self-leveling Clear Gel

GG3001-16

  • 16 OZ
$29.39

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Fabric medium

LX6804

  • 4 OZ
$10.99

5-7 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Liquitex Glazing Medium

LXMGLA

Available in 3 Sizes

Choose Your Size
Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Liquitex Glazing Medium

LX7508

  • 8 OZ
$14.99

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Liquitex Glazing Medium

LX7516

  • 16 OZ
$24.99

5-7 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Liquitex Glazing Medium

LX7532

  • 32 OZ
$36.99

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Gloss Medium & Varnish

LXME

Available in 5 Sizes

Choose Your Size
Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Gloss Medium & Varnish

LX5036

  • 3.78 LITRES (1 GALLON)
$96.99

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Gloss Medium & Varnish

LX5008

  • 8 OZ
$14.99

5-7 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Gloss Medium & Varnish

LX5016

  • 16 OZ
$24.99

5-7 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Gloss Medium & Varnish

LX5032

  • 32 OZ
$36.99

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Gloss Medium & Varnish

LX5004

  • 4 OZ
$10.99

2 business days

Mediums For Acrylic Paint

Set of 15 Tri-Art Essential Mediums

TRA5542

  • 15 JARS
$40.59

2 business days

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