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Basics Mediums

Basics Matte Gel Medium

Mix with paint to give it a matte finish, while making it thicker and better for blending - or use as a collaging adhesive.

Additive Size: 250ml
$11.39 USD In stock, ready to ship
Key Features
  • Thickens fluid/medium body paints, giving more prominent brush and knife marks
  • Increases surface gloss, color depth and transparency
  • Slows drying time so you achieve better color blends
  • Makes your color go further without affecting stability
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
How to Use
  • Mix with Gloss Gel to create a custom satin finish
  • 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 consistency and transparency you want - the more you add, the more transparent your color will become
  • 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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All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results. Tested and certified at Duke University by the ACMI. US FEDERAL HAZARD CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING FOR ART MATERIALS: This has been evaluated by a toxicologist and labelled for acute and chronic health hazards in accordance with the Labelling of Hazardous Art Materials Regulation and Federal Regulation 16 CFR 1500.14 of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.This product conforms to ASTM D-4236 Standard Practice for Labelling Art Materials for Chronic Adverse health effects.This product has been certified by ACMI (Artists Craft Materials Institute, Inc.) to carry the AP (Approved Product) Seal, meaning this bears no chronic or acute human health hazards.

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Whether you’re prepping your surface, altering viscosity, or even sealing your finished work, Basics Mediums are essential for experimenting and enhancing your paint practice.

You can change color opacity, drying time and texture, and protect your finished work.


Other creatives have asked us...

I'm a student and want to get a matte finish - what do I need?

To achieve a matte finish with student-level paint, use Basics Matte Medium or Matte Gel. For an even more matte look, try Acrylic Gouache.