Pouring
Medium

Increase flow,
eliminate crazing

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Prepare your color for smooth, wet-look, craze-free pours by lowering viscosity and increasing flexibility.

Sizes
8oz/237ml | 32oz/946ml | 128oz/3.78L
What it does
  • Gives even poured puddles and acrylic skins
  • Results in a smooth surface, with no crazing, cracking or bubbles
  • Dries to a high gloss, wet-look 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 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
  • To achieve a matte-look pour, a final application of Matte Spray Varnish over a dry Pouring Medium/Soft Body pour will give a smoother, more fluid result than using a matte paint or medium 
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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Pouring Medium FAQs

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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 Pouring Medium. Have a play and see what you end up with.
  • How can I create a matte acrylic pour? Should I use Liquitex Matte Medium?
    You can use Liquitex Matte Medium to create a flow with acrylic colors, but be aware that it may give a crackled finish. It all depends what effect you want to create. If you want a classic poured look - with a smooth, crackle-free surface - but just matte, we recommend using Liquitex Pouring Medium with Soft Body and then applying one of our matte spray varnishes once dry. This will give you the even, crack-free look with a matte finish.
  • Which Liquitex medium should I use for the best pour?
    We would recommend working with Liquitex Pouring Medium as it is designed specifically for this purpose, with a slow surface drying time to give a high gloss, crack-free finish.
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