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Acrylic Mediums

An acrylic medium can be extremely useful if you would like to change the properties of your acrylic paint in one way or another. You can even change multiple aspects of its properties with the simple addition of one medium. This means that you can control drying time, thickness, and even texture. Simply add and mix into your acrylic paint and then get to work. With the addition of a medium, you are maximising the effectiveness of your acrylic.

Whilst acrylics are really versatile, they can benefit from being tweaked with a medium. You can increase your working time by changing the drying speed, and you can can even add lustre to the finish as though your acrylic is an oil paint. The medium in each case will improve the look and the feel of the acrylic in a specific way that will suit the painting task at hand.

What is Acrylic Gloss Medium Used For?

If you want to add a glossy sheen to your acrylic paint, then you you can add the acrylic gloss medium to achieve this. This will give the paint that extra gloss, while it also will make the colour flow more, meaning that it will be easier to carry out some glazing techniques. You can also use gloss as an isolation coat (some preparation such as mixing with water may be required) which will seal your first layer of acrylic paint before you move onto overpainting or varnishing.

Acrylic Matte Medium

The acrycli matte mediums can be used to extend paint and increase translucency while decrease the glos / sheen. Some can also be used as a translucent ground.

Acrylic Binder Medium

Binders are used in order to toughen the paint. However, it can also be used as a sealer to prepare the surface for you to paint on. A versatile medium, some binders can also be used by adding straight to paint to add more gloss and to make the paint dry more quickly.

Unlocking Medium

Unlocking formula is another very useful product for any artist of any level. Unlocking formula allows a painter to re-open a paint layer even after it has become touch dry. Simply spray the formula onto the drying paint layer, and then you will be able to continue on your work with the paint effectively re-wetted.

Acrylic Retarder

You also have other options for extending your work time, and this includes by using a retarder. Retarder's are able to slow down the drying time of your paint. Mix the retarder into your acrylic paint and it extend the drying time without effecting the intensity or the characteristics of your paint in other respects.

Glazing Medium

Glazing mediums allow you to get that high-gloss, smooth finish with reduced brush marks. Pouring mediums are also extremely useful for creating a glossy finish. Mixing ink pouring medium's with your acrylic ink will give the ink a pourable consistency. The ink will dry with a smooth and even finish, and you can be sure that the glossy finish will not crack. You will be able to get pouring mediums which can be used on canvas, wood, and other primed surfaces.

Airbrush Medium

If you are airbrushing, then you will need to get your hands on some airbrush medium. This blends easily with your acrylics, creating a paint mixture with the correct viscosity for airbrushing. This medium will not only tweak the viscosity, but it also decreases clogging and tip build-up during airbrush spraying. This eliminates what would otherwise be the largest issue with airbrushing with acrylics.

Atelier Interactive Unlocking Formula - 250ml Atelier Interactive Unlocking Formula - 250ml
£13.99
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Atelier Interactive Unlocking Formula - 250ml plastic bottles Perhaps one of the most useful tools for painters using Interactive colours. This Unlocking Formula allows artists to re-open a paint layer even after being touch-dry Instructions: When adding moisture won't open the paint, simply spray a little unlocking formula and the paint will rewet and you can continue.
Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion Gloss Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion Gloss
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Spectrum Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion 1 Litre, 2.5 Litre & 5 Litre Gloss Finish PLEASE ALLOW 14 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving regularly. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us with our next scheduled delivery. Should there be a stock is…
Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Glazing Medium Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Glazing Medium
Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Glaze Medium 250ml & 1 Litre PLEASE ALLOW 14 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving regularly. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us with our next scheduled delivery. Should there be a stock issue at times of high d…
Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Paint Thickener- Polymeric Thickener 250 ml Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Paint Thickener- Polymeric Thickener 250 ml
£15.12
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Cranfield Acrylic Paint Thickener - Spectrum Polymeric Thickener for Acrylic Emulsion 250ml PLEASE ALLOW 14 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving regularly. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us with our next scheduled delivery. Should there…
Cranfield Spectrum Matt Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion - Acrylic Medium Cranfield Spectrum Matt Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion - Acrylic Medium
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Matt Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion 1 Litre & 5 Litre available PLEASE ALLOW 14 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving regularly. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us with our next scheduled delivery. Should there be a stock issue at times of hi…
FW Ink Pouring Medium 750ml FW Ink Pouring Medium 750ml offer
£29.95
£26.20
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NEW FW Ink Pouring Medium 750ml This new pouring medium from Daler Rowney is specially formulated for their FW Acrylic Inks. Mixing this medium with your acrylic inks gives them a pourable consistency and ensures that your ink will dry with a smooth even, glossy finish, which will not crack. Mix 1 part of FW ink or other acrylic ink with 1 - 3 parts of pouring medium.  Mix the ink in well.  Pour y…
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Gloss Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Gloss
£16.50
£13.00
1 in stock
GOLDEN Acrylic Glazing Liquid (AGL) is a 100% Acrylic, water-based emulsion, developed to be used with waterborne paint systems for interior glazing applications. Acrylic Glazing Liquid can be used for a wide variety of techniques, which require longer open times, including Wood Graining Marbling Trompe LOeil Additive and Subtractive Techniques Glazing Acrylic Glazing Liquid also proves useful in…
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Satin Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Satin
£16.50
£13.00
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GOLDEN Acrylic Glazing Liquid (AGL) is a 100% Acrylic, water-based emulsion, developed to be used with waterborne paint systems for interior glazing applications. Acrylic Glazing Liquid can be used for a wide variety of techniques, which require longer open times, including Wood Graining Marbling Trompe LOeil Additive and Subtractive Techniques Glazing Acrylic Glazing Liquid also proves useful in…
Golden Airbrush Medium Golden Airbrush Medium
£13.20
£10.40
2 in stock
GOLDEN Airbrush Medium blends easily with other GOLDEN acrylics to yield a paint mixture with the proper viscosity for airbrushing. Airbrush Medium also effectively decreases clogging and tip-buildup during spraying, eliminating the largest drawback to airbrushing with acrylics. For thinning fluid colours to create an airbrush colour.
Golden Colour Pouring Medium GLOSS Golden Colour Pouring Medium GLOSS new in
£20.80
£16.40
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Golden Colour Pouring Acrylic Medium - Gloss Mix Heavy Body acrylic paint or Fluid acrylic paints into Golden's Colour Pouring Medium Gloss for an almost opaque, glossy and level appearance. Colours hold their edges when poured wet into wet. Instructions: Gently mix 10 parts Colour Pouring Medium with 1 part acrylic colour paint.  It's best to be patient and allow the mixture to sit covered (ideal…
Golden Colour Pouring Medium MATTE Golden Colour Pouring Medium MATTE
£16.40 - £41.20
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Golden Colour Pouring Acrylic Medium - Matte NEW Mix Heavy Body acrylic paint or Fluid acrylic paints into Golden's Colour Pouring Medium Matte provides a low luster finish on color pours. Colours hold their edges when poured wet into wet. Instructions: Gently mix 10 parts Colour Pouring Medium with 1 part acrylic colour paint.  It's best to be patient and allow the mixture to sit covered (ideally…
Golden Fluid Matte Medium Golden Fluid Matte Medium
£16.40 - £28.20
2 in stock
Golden Fluid Matte Medium - A liquid medium useful for extending colours, decreasing gloss and increasing film integrity. For decreasing gloss and thinning colours. GOLDEN Mediums & Additives provide infinite control with acrylic colours. Mediums control transparency, viscosity and surface sheen, while additives control paint’s working properties
Golden GAC 100 Univ Acrylic Polymer Golden GAC 100 Univ Acrylic Polymer
£20.80
£16.50
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GAC 100 is a thin, translucent, gloss medium. Useful for thinning or extending colours as well as increasing flexibility. Wets out solids more readily than other polymers and is useful for creating homemade paints. GAC 100 provides basic protection from Support Induced Discoloration (SID), for better protection see GOLDEN Gloss Medium. (Item# 3910) GAC (short for Golden Artist Colors) Specialty Ac…
Golden GAC 200 Inc Film Hardness Golden GAC 200 Inc Film Hardness
£20.80
£16.40
1 in stock
GAC 200 Hard acrylic extender for non-porous surfaces is the hardest and least flexible polymer we offer. It is Ideal for mixing with acrylic colours to increase film hardness, reduce dry film tack and to increase adhesion to many non-porous surfaces. Dries to a clear, high gloss, finish. GAC 200 is not recommended for flexible supports. (Item# 3920) Specialty Acrylic Polymers are based on 100% ac…
Golden GAC 400 to Stiffen Fabrics Golden GAC 400 to Stiffen Fabrics
£21.80
£17.20
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GAC 400 Stiffens natural fibers and fabrics and is useful for stiffening unprimed canvas or sculpting and shaping fabric. Fibers saturated with GAC 400 will dry to a hard, stiff film. (Item# 3940) Specialty Acrylic Polymers are based on 100% acrylic polymer emulsions. The GACs are useful as mediums or modifiers of acrylic paints. GACs can be used to extend acrylic colors, to regulate transparency,…
Golden GAC 500 Extends Fluid Acrylics Golden GAC 500 Extends Fluid Acrylics
£20.80
£16.40
Out of stock
GAC 500 Gloss extender for Fluid Acrylic Colors is a unique balance of film hardness and flexibility offering increased leveling, increased mar resistance and decreased dry film tack. GAC 500 is particularly useful for extending Fluid Acrylic Colors with minimal property change. It can be mixed with Airbrush Transparent Extender for a fast-drying, sprayable isolation coat. (Item# 3950) Specialty A…

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