Ultra Matte Medium

Add fluidity and a matte finish



Give your paint an ultra matte, opaque finish, while thinning and extending its volume.

8oz/237ml | 16oz/473ml
What it does
  • Dramatically reduces surface gloss to give a dead matte finish with no sheen
  • Maintains paint opacity, color intensity and hue
  • Economically extends opaque color to double amounts without affecting color or acrylic stability - perfect when underpainting or running out of color mid way through 
  • Slows drying time to help you create more subtle color blends
  • Lowers the viscosity of heavier body paints
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
  • Makes a weak tinting white when you add over 50% of the medium, increasing the value of your original color by one level
How to use it
  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • The matte effect is most obvious when mixed with opaque colors
  • 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 viscosity and transparency you want - the more you add, the thinner and more transparent your color will become
  • Stir gently to avoid creating foam - if bubbles appear, leave it to sit while the bubbles rise and disappear
  • When running out of a color mid painting, just add an equal volume of this medium to extend it further
  • This is semi-opaque when wet, transparent when dry
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


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