Matte Pouring
Medium

Prepare your color for
smooth,high gloss, craze-free pours

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Prepare your color for smooth, matte, craze-free pours while lowering viscosity and increasing flexibility. A great option to achieve the Pouring Medium effect and the ability to photograph without a high gloss sheen or glare.

Sizes
16oz/473ml
What it does
  • Gives even poured puddles and acrylic skins
  • Results in a smooth surface, with no crazing, cracking or bubbles
  • Dries to a matte finish
  • Lowers viscosity of heavier body paints, giving increased flow
  • Extends your color further without affecting acrylic stability
  • Maintains color opacity
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
How to use it
  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • For best pours, start with with a tablespoon of Soft Body color to a cup of Pouring Medium (around 5% color to 95% medium) and adapt to suit your technique
  • To use with Acrylic Ink or Heavy Body Acrylic, adjust the ratio to get your desired consistency
  • Stir gently to avoid creating foam -if bubbles appear, leave it to sit while the bubbles rise and disappear
  • Use as a regular fluid medium extender -mix as much as you like into acrylic color to create the volume and viscosity you want
  • Crazing and cracking can occur when the flow heights are very uneven so ensure your poured surface is level when drying
How not to use it
  • Do not shake or vigorously over-stir as this can impact the smooth appearance when dry
  • Do not use with any non-acrylic media

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  • Can I use Liquitex effects mediums to make acrylic skins?
    Yes, but some need to be used in combination with a more flowing vehicle (a color or medium). You can add Liquitex Glass Beads, Black Lava or White Flakes to create texture, or use something like Liquitex Iridescent Medium with a color or in combination with Flow Aid Additive or a Pouring Medium. The different Matte, Gloss and Iridescent Pouring Mediums give you a range of lustre effects options to experiment with. Have a play and see what you end up with.
  • How can I create a matte acrylic pour? Should I use Liquitex Matte Medium?
    The best way to get a matte pour is to use Liquitex Matte Pouring Medium. This will give the right consistency and the smooth, crackle-free surface you're after. Liquitex Matte Medium will create a flow with acrylic colors, but be aware that it may give a crackled finish, so it all depends what effect you want to create.
  • Which Liquitex medium should I use for the best pour?
    The three Liquitex Pouring Mediums are designed specifically for this purpose, with a slow surface drying time to give a stable, crack-free finish. Choose from gloss, matte and iridescent options.
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