Gloss Super Heavy Gel

Add maximum body, brilliance and gloss



Increase gloss, extend volume and dramatically thicken, while extending open time - or use as a collaging adhesive.

8oz/237ml | 16oz/473ml | 32oz/946ml | 128oz/3.78L

All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results. Tested and certified at Duke University by the ACMI.

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What it does
  • Dramatically increases viscosity to create a stiff, oil paint-like consistency that holds high peaks and sculptural shape
  • Increases surface gloss, color depth and transparency
  • Extends your color further without affecting acrylic stability
  • Slows drying time and gives minimal shrinkage
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
How to use it
How not to use it
  • Do not vigorously over-brush as this can result in a foggy, hazy look when dry
  • Do not use with any non-acrylic compatible media

Tips & Techniques

Useful guides for working with mediums

Gloss Super Heavy Gel FAQs

Other artists have asked us...

  • How can I get really really thick color?
    Try mixing your paint with Gloss Heavy Gel, Gloss or Matte Super Heavy Gel or Liquithick Additive. Each will give you a different result - Liquithick is more of a structural, opaque, spongey effect. The gels will be more rich and transparent.
  • Why do you make so many gel mediums?
    Each gives you a unique result - changing surface shine, thickness or transparency depending on what result you are after. Have a look at the individual descriptions for more detail.
  • Why are some acrylic mediums milky, some translucent and some clear when wet?
    Some acrylic mediums are milky because of the water content within the emulsion. Others include matting agents that make them appear milky, while other mediums are formulated with a clear resin, giving them greater clarity both wet and dry.
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