Silver Metallic
Medium

Silver mica adds
a metallic luster

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Give paint a metallic silver effect or use on its own to add silver surface highlights.

Sizes
8oz/237ml


All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results. Tested and certified in the ACMI certification program.


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What it does
  • Gives acrylic color a metallic silver luster
  • Adds silver surface highlights when used straight from the bottle
  • Extends your color without affecting acrylic stability
  • Slows drying time to help you get more subtle color blends
  • Lowers the viscosity of heavier body paints
How to use it
  • Slowly stir as much as you like into acrylic color to get the metallic luster and viscosity you want - transparent colors give the best results
  • Squeeze from the bottle and paint on neat for a semi-opaque silver effect
  • Compatible with all Liquitex products
How not to use it
  • If bubbles appear when stirring, leave to sit while they rise and disappear

Take a closer look

Find out how to dial up the futuristic, reflective quality of your acrylic paint with Silver Metallic Medium. We take a look at how to mix it with color and use as a surface highlight on the canvas.

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Airbrush Medium FAQs

Other artists have asked us...

  • Can I use your Acrylic Ink in my airbrush? And if so, do I need to thin it?
    Yes, Acrylic Ink can be used in your airbrush. We recommend you use it with Liquitex Airbrush Medium for optimum atomisation. Always remember to clean it out immediately after use as you would with any other acrylic media.
  • My acrylic paint dries too fast. What can I do?
    We suggest you first avoid adding water to your paint and minimize heat and air flow in your painting environment. Secondly. make use of acrylic mediums to extend the color, especially Slow-Dri Fluid or Gel, Airbrush Medium or Slow-Dri Fluid or Gel Additive. All of these will extend the open time and workability of your color. Remember that only one additive should be used within a color mix as combining additives can compromise the paint film stability.
  • I’ve been given a bottle of Airbrush Medium but I don’t have an airbrush – can I do anything else with it?
    Yes! You can use it to thin all types of color, or to create excellent washes and stains of color. It also gives your paint a watercolor effect.
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