Silkscreen
Medium

Enhance workability of
acrylics when printing

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Mix this slow-drying medium with acrylic paint to make colors suitable for screen printing.

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
  • Improves color flow allowing you to print in more detail
  • Slows the drying process, giving you more time to print
  • Lowers viscosity of heavier body paints to make the optimum texture for printing
  • Extends color without affecting its acrylic stability
  • Maintains color opacity
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
How to use it
  • Mix 1-2 parts of acrylic color with 1 part medium
  • For maximum opacity, use opaque colors or add white before adding medium (this may result in a lighter color)
  • In warm conditions, use 1 part color to 1 part medium
  • Clean your screen and equipment promptly after use
  • Fully compatible with all Liquitex products
How not to use it
  • Do not let your color dry on the screen

Take a closer look

Take a closer look at Silkscreen Medium in action: from mixing with color to applying it to the screen, then on to the end result, the print.

Tips & Techniques

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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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