Professional Mediums

Professional Matte Gel

Reduce shine, extend volume and thicken, while extending open time - or use as a strong collaging adhesive.

Additive Size: 237ml
$29.00 CAD In stock, ready to ship
Key Features
  • Reduces surface shine, increases color depth and transparency
  • Extends your color further without affecting acrylic stability
  • Increases viscosity of soft body paints, giving a thicker consistency
  • Slows drying time and enhances appearance of brush marks
  • Primes rough exterior walls for gesso application before mural painting
How to Use
  • Can be thinned by diluting with up to 25% water - distilled water will give best results
  • Mix as much as you like into acrylic color to create the viscosity and transparency you want - the more you add, the more transparent your color will become
  • Mix into Heavy Body Acrylic to extend volume and maintain viscosity
  • Mix into Soft Body or Acrylic Ink to extend volume and thicken
  • This is semi-opaque when wet, transparent when dry - when used very thickly it may dry semi-opaque
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All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results. Tested and certified at Duke University by the ACMI.

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Ready to unlock more performance from your acrylic paints? Try our Professional Gels & Pastes Mediums. All 12 professional formulas – available in your choice of weights, surface sheens and effects – maintain your paint’s structure, so it dries normally, stays robust and keeps its archival quality. This range can also help you add impressive thickness and texture to your acrylics and make them go further. So, whether you’re working with mattifying gels or modeling pastes, you’ll have what you need to elevate your paint.


Other creatives have asked us...

You're now calling your Liquitex Gel Mediums range 'Gels & Pastes' "“ are you making adhesive pastes now?

No we wanted to be clearer in how we communicate, as we have a popular trio of modeling pastes that were being ignored in the category title. We do not make adhesive pastes. The Gels & Pastes collection includes all our gels plus Liquitex Light Modeling Paste, Flexible Modeling Paste and regular Modeling Paste for fine art applications.

What is the best Liquitex medium to use for collaging with heavy objects?

For collaging with heavy objects, use Liquitex Matte Gel or Matte Super Heavy Gel for their strong adhesive properties.

How can I get really thick color?

For thick color, experiment with different additives: Gloss Heavy Gel, Gloss or Matte Super Heavy Gel, or Liquithick Additive. Each offers a unique texture - Liquithick creates structural, opaque, spongey effects, while gels provide rich transparency.

Why do you make so many gel mediums?

Each gel medium offers distinct results, including changes in surface shine

Why do paints I've used with my Liquitex acrylic gel mediums take longer to dry than ones with my fluid mediums?

Gel mediums take longer to dry than fluid mediums due to their thickness. Thicker paint layers require more time to dry.