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Use Golden's GAC Mediums to achieve complete technical control over your acrylic paints and painting environment. GAC Mediums are the raw materials from which other acrylic mediums are created. Use them to modify the working characteristics and appearance of Golden Acrylics and other acrylic paints.
Golden's other acrylic mediums are a blend of GAC mediums, the raw polymers themselves, with each other, and with other structural elements such as gels or powdered marble dust.
GAC 100: Universal Acrylic Polymer
useful for diluting and extending colors, as well as increasing flexibility and film integrity. Wets out solids more readily than other polymers, and is useful for artists making their own paints.
GAC 200: Acrylic Polymer for Increasing Film Hardness
The hardest and least flexible polymer. Mix with acrylic paints to increase film hardness and reduce dry film tack. Useful for adhering acrylic paints to nonporous surfaces such as glass or plastic. Dries to a clear, gloss finish.
GAC 400: Acrylic Polymer for Stiffening Fabrics
Dries to a hard, stiff film. Allows artists to transform lightweight fabrics into freestanding forms.
GAC 500: Acrylic Polymer for Self-Leveling Applications
Adds a self-leveling working quality, and dries to a high gloss with good transparency. Increases mar resistance, and decreasing dry film tack.
GAC 700: Acrylic Polymer for Increasing Film Clarity
The polymer of choice when film clarity and transparency is desired. It dries to a high gloss film with moderate hardness.
GAC 800: Acrylic Polymer for Reducing Craze
Use when puddles must dry with the same evenness and smoothness as when wet. Other GAC polymers will "craze" when drying, developing shrinkage crevices across the surface. GAC 800 dries with good gloss and flexibility but with moderate clarity. Also ideal for priming chalky surfaces.
GAC 900: Acrylic Polymer for Clothing Artists
Blend with acrylic colors to produce fabric paints. When heat-set properly, it offers a very soft hand and laundering stability. Caution — provide adequate ventilation when using GAC 900 as the heat-setting releases low levels of formaldehyde.
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It does what it's supposed to do! Yea!
Comments about Golden GAC Acrylic Polymer Mediums:
I'm using it to seal wood surfaces from oil paint.This does the job.So far, so good!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Helped with fluid acrylics
By Abstract Artist
from Chicago, IL
Golden GAC 800 really extended the use of fluid acrylics in my pour method paintings. I now use a lesser amount of the acrylics which saves money. Plus the flow with the GAC 800 added to the fluid acrylics is so much better.
from Rough & Ready, CA
Most acrylic mediums pretty much the same, but Golden are the best in my opinion. In this case, the container is of special note. Easy to use and dispense the medium, plus the opening doesn't get clogged up with old medium. Minimal exposure to the air.
GAC 100: The best!
I am painting a large fiberglass animal with heavy body acrylic paint. This medium is perfect for it's paint thinning properties and it's smooth application.
nothing beats Golden Acrylics
from Asheville, NC
I use the GAC 100 to thin paint instead of water. It works as it is supposed to. Dries rather quickly.
Still dont know
from El paso tx
I bought this to add to acrylic paint in order to make it more flexible since I started painting shoes...as of now I don't know how much more durable it will make them but once added to the paint,it makes it very soft and adheres well to the canvas shoe... Only time will tell but it seems like it works very good
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Great for sizing
from Oshkosh, WI
I use the GAC 100 to size my panels before I gesso and paint on them. It works great!
A polymer medium I use frequently
from Mountain View
I always use this medium in my abstract acrylic paintings. I mix it with pure pigments and lot of water, to make beautiful, spontaneous washes on top of the textured acrylic surface. I can trust GAC 100 to perfectly mix with the pigments and make them stick to the surface, with no worries that they will come off later, when dry, even when they are covered with subsequent washes.I also use this medium to thin the heavy body acrylic paints that I use, when I need to thin them, without worrying that I'd change their chemical properties and their powerful adherence to the substrate.It is an excellent product for my needs, and I can always trust that Dick Blick offers it at the best price, or has awesome deals on it. Thank you Golden for making this basic, but trusted product. And thank you Dick Blick for always carrying it and for the timely delivery.
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Good deal, Quick shipping
from Madison, WI
I am in an introductory painting class at UW Madison and have never used this product before, so comparatively I am not sure how this brand is. I am overall happy though, and my professor recommended this specific brand.
I went to a Golden workshop where I tried them out and that is what sold me on their quality.
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