Slow-Dri Medium

Slow drying time by 40%



Slow drying time by 40% and increase transparency, so you can work your paint for longer.

4oz/118ml | 8oz/237ml | 16oz/473ml
What it does
  • Extends the open time of your color/medium by 40% so it is blendable and workable for longer
  • Increases transparency
  • Gives softer edges and great color blends
  • Extends your color further without affecting acrylic stability
  • Lowers viscosity of heavier body paints, giving increased flow
  • Increases surface gloss, color depth and transparency
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
  • Ideal for dry and hot climates
How to use it
How not to use it
  • Do not shake or vigorously over-brush as this can result in a foggy, hazy look when dry
  • Do not use with any non-acrylic media


Tips & Techniques

Useful guides for working with mediums

Slow-dri FAQs

Other artists have asked us...

  • I live in Florida and I find my acrylics dry too quickly. Can I add anything to stop it?
    Yes, we make four professional formulas to slow the drying rate down, which are perfect for warm climates. They each have their own benefits - take a look on their product pages.
  • I want that “oil color look.” What can I do with acrylics?
    Add a little of Liquitex Slow-Dri Medium or Gel to your paint to slow the drying and to help you with blending on the painting surface. You can also experiment with glazing techniques with Glazing Medium.
  • Where have the Liquitex Slow-dri Blending Mediums gone? I used to really like using them for making subtle fades.
    They are still here. We have just changed the titles a little to make the difference between the Liquitex Slow-dri mediums and additives clearer. All of the Liquitex Slow-dri formulas work well for better blending, by giving your paint a longer open time, but by titling them as a fluid, a gel or an additive, it makes it easier to see what you are getting - an additive without any acrylic resins, or a medium with resins. This helps you to decide what type of formula to choose.
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