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Professional Mediums

Professional Ultra Matte Gel

Doubles paint volume without changing its color, gives an ultra matte finish and maintains opacity.

Size: 237ml
Key Features
  • Turns satin paint to a dead matte finish with absolutely no sheen
  • Extends your heavy body paints by up to double volume without affecting acrylic stability, viscosity or color position - ideal when running out of a color mid painting
  • Maintains opacity levels better than any other Liquitex gel
  • Increases viscosity of fluid paints, giving a thicker consistency
  • Slows drying time and enhances appearance of brush marks. Maintains durability and archival quality
How to Use
  • Can be thinned by diluting with up to 25% water - distilled water will give best results
  • Best used with opaque colors
  • Mix up to 50% into acrylic color to keep color and opacity the same (more than 50% will act as a pale tinting white)
  • Apply with a brush as a collaging glue
  • Do not vigorously over-brush as this can result in a foggy, hazy look when dry
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Item #094376924091
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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.

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.