• Matte Medium

    Increases fluidity and reduces sheen

  • Fluid Painting Medium
    Texture: Fluid
    Sheen: Matte
    Relative Opacity: Transparent

    • Creates a matte, non-reflecting finish when added to acrylic colors.
    • Mix into any acrylic paint to increase transparency and extend color, increase matte sheen, increase film integrity, ease flow of paint and add flexibility and adhesion of paint film.
    • Mix with Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish to produce a semi-gloss or satin medium.
    • Opaque when wet, translucent when dry.

    APPLICATION AS AN EXTENDER:

    • Mix with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase translucency, while maintaining viscosity.
    • Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color or Basics Acrylic Color to extend volume and increase translucency, while decreasing paint viscosity. 

    APPLICATION AS A FIXATIVE:

    • Use as a matte fixative over artwork (pastel, graphite, chalk) to decrease gloss or shine. Mix 1 part Matte Medium to 1 part distilled water and apply with atomizer or airbrush. Excess medium applied to the surface may cause fogging.

    APPLICATION AS A GROUND:

    • Recommended fluid medium to use as a transparent ground (size), with excellent tooth and adhesion, instead of gesso. This will allow the color and texture of the support to show through. Can be used as a substitute for the rabbit skin and hide glue size traditionally used for oil paintings.
    • For best results use Liquitex Clear Gesso which has more tooth for paint and pastels. 
    • Exterior Murals: If the support or wall is somewhat smooth, a coat of Matte Medium should be brushed or two coats sprayed onto the surface prior to gessoing. 

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