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Golden Acrylic Mediums offer a range of consistency from pourable to moldable, with various levels of transparency and finish. Experimentation is recommended. Mediums may be used to create glazes, extend paints, build texture, change finishes, or as a gluing agent for collage projects.
Acrylic Flow Release
Breaks the surface tension of water, increasing its ability to soak into porous surfaces. This allows the acrylic painter to achieve rich stains on surfaces such as watercolor paper and unprimed canvas. 4 oz (118 ml) jar.
Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Glazing Liquids are great for creating glazes or faux finishes on interior walls and furniture, or for glazing in fine art painting. Liquids dry slowly, allowing the artist extended periods of working time.
Clear Granular Gel
Made from clear acrylic granular solids, this gel is designed to add texture without altering color.
Clear Tar Gel
Designed to produce a stringy, tar-like feel in a colorless gel. The gel is excellent for "dripping" over surfaces. The more it is mixed, the stringier it becomes. Letting the mixture sit before use allows foam bubbles to rise.
Coarse Molding Paste
For building surfaces or as a ground for drawing media. Crystalline appearance.
Extra Heavy Gel
These gels have the same characteristics as the Heavy Gel above, but they can hold better peaks and are ideal for impasto techniques.
Along with the High Solid Gels, they are the thickest of the Golden Gels. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss.
Extra Heavy Gel / Molding Paste
A blend of heavy gel and molding paste, dries to a satin, semi-opaque finish. Blends well with colors. Excellent for increasing viscosity and building surfaces.
Create rough, flexible, paper-like surfaces on canvas or board. Use as a ground or a texture.
Fluid Matte Medium
A liquid medium for extending colors, decreasing gloss, and increasing film integrity. Works well with Golden Fluid Acrylics.
Glass Bead Gel
Clear gel with densely packed glass beads. Adds texture and luminous effects.
Hard Molding Paste
Provides the hardest, opaque, matte finish. Useful for creating tough, durable finishes for smooth or textured surfaces. Can be carved with hand or powered tools when dry.
Thicker in consistency than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors, these gels hold peaks and dry translucent. Blend them with colors to increase body. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss.
High Solid Gel
The thickest of the gels. Holds high peaks, useful for simulating oil paint behavior. Contains less water and more acrylic solids, so it shrinks less than other gels.
Light Molding Paste
Dramatically reduces the weight traditional molding paste would add, while increasing flexibility. Holds peaks and dries to an opaque, matte finish, making it a wonderful additive to acrylic paint. Makes an excellent ground for watercolor-like techniques.
This is a general purpose, pourable medium for extending color, decreasing gloss, and increasing film integrity. It can also be used to create a clear ground, instead of gesso.
Dries to a hard and durable, yet flexible, semi-gloss opaque film. Its consistency is similar to that of Golden Gels, but is slightly more rigid because of its higher density. Golden's Molding Paste holds stiff peaks to create highly textured surfaces.
Polymer (Gloss) Medium
A general purpose liquid for glazes, extending colors, enhancing gloss, and increasing film integrity. It's oil-like and resinous, promoting flow and leveling.
These gels have the same thickness and creamy consistency as Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors.
They extend paint and regulate translucency without affecting consistency, hold moderate peaks and textures, and are ideal for glazing. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss.
Self-Leveling Clear Gel
The thinnest of the gels. Designed to produce an even film with excellent clarity.
A waterborne system designed to blend with Golden Acrylic colors for silkscreen application. It increases the working time and retards paint from drying in the screen.
Thinner than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors, these gels are moderately pourable, hold only slight peaks, and are ideal for glazing and other techniques that require transparency.
Soft Gels can also be used to create a non-removable isolation coat over any painting. To do so, gels must be thinned with water at a two-to-one ratio and applied prior to any coats of varnish. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss.
Super Loaded Matte Medium
This medium contains an extremely high level of matting agent, so by adding just a little you can effectively reduce gloss and shine without compromising color strength or viscosity. Not intended for use on its own, it should always be blended with acrylic paint.
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These mediums are great for adding elements to paintings!
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from Taylor, AZ
Keep in mind that the gloss is really really glossy!
from New Mexico
The only problem with this shipment was the gloss medium leaked. It was sealed with tape but the lid was not securely tightened.
Great product, will purchase again
from Omaha NE
Golden always has top of the line, dependable products
" I would buy this product again and again"
from grenada, ms
Use product to give my paintings variations.
Everything I purchased was top quality-delivered quickly!
By Carolyn B.
from Sioux Falls, SD
I loved the Birch studio frames-they make a great addition to my watercolor paintings! So happy I bought extra!
Golden Glass Bead Gel
Amazing sparkle to your projects! Must have for crafters
One of my top 5 go to art supply
By TAS Fiber Artist
from Moultrie GA
I go through Golden's light molding paste like crazy. I use it with stencils mainly and it gives my canvases the texture that I am looking for. I am a mixed media fiber artist and my canvases need to have texture as well as the fiber art that is mounted on them. This product has never failed me. Once dried, it doesn't come off and it takes acrylic paints very well.
The best acrylic out there.
By 7day painter
from Ventura, CA
I use matte medium as an additive applied with brushes and I also use matte medium in my spray gun for final glazes at the end of my paintings as an isolation layer. This product is versatile and grabs the canvas extremely well.
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By MW Arts and Oddities
from Detroit, MI
Amazing medium for providing stiffness to acrylics and works especially well for reducing surface tack. I love to use it for creating acrylic skins (always mixed with paint and polymer medium) and reducing tack while providing firmness on large areas of thick acrylic paint.
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