Lascaux Acrylic Mediums

Create a myriad of unique, customized textures, finishes, and special effects with Lascaux Acrylic Mediums, formulated with the same dedication to performance and quality as Lascaux Acrylic Paints. All mediums are acrylic-based and can be safely mixed together.

Gloss Varnish — Yields a lustrous protective film. It is especially well suited for use with Lascaux acrylic paints, other brands of acrylic paints, oil paints, as well as oil pastels. Use also on inkjet prints and photos on all supports. When using on water-soluble paints or on paintings with thin paint layers, it is recommended that a suitability test be carried out before widespread use.

Matte Varnish — Yields a matte protective film. It is well suited for all Lascaux color ranges and for gouache, drawings, oil, tempera, watercolor, acrylic, and oil pastel paintings. A pretest is recommended before using this product on inkjets, as it has limited suitability for such prints.

Mediums 1, 2, and 3 — These fluid mediums are made with pure acrylic resin emulsion (Mediums 2 and 3 also contain silicic acid). Mix them with acrylic paints to increase transparency and adhesion, slow drying time, and extend yield. Lightfast, colorless, and age-resistant, they are ideal for creating glazes and also excellent for embedding lightweight collage materials. Medium 1 dries to a waterproof, clear gloss film and may be used as a final varnish (though it dries to a softer film than Lascaux Varnish). Medium 2 dries to a waterproof matte film and is also excellent as a colorless sizing or primer for canvas and paper. It is not recommended for use as a varnish. Medium 3 dries to a waterproof, transparent, satin matte film and will not change the sheen of the paint when added to acrylics. It may be used as a final satin gloss varnish.

Modeling Pastes A, B, and C — Lascaux Modeling Pastes are suitable for creating reliefs, impastos, and textured or fresco-like surfaces, as well as for embedding collage materials. Paste A is a finely ground paste that dries to a smooth, sandable finish. Paste B incorporates approximately 33% silica sand and dries to a rough surface. Paste C uses larger grains of silica sand for an even rougher texture. All Modeling Pastes come in your choice of three colors — Natural, Black Earth, or Mineral Gray.

Retarders — Lascaux Retarder and Retarder Ultra increase the open time of acrylic paints, allowing you to execute techniques that are normally limited to oils. Retarder Ultra has a higher viscosity than regular Retarder.

Semi-Matte Varnish — Use this product to achieve a semi-matte protective film. It is well suited for all Lascaux color ranges. Use it to protect acrylic, oil, tempera, and pastel paintings, drawings, watercolors, and inkjet prints on virtually all papers and other supports.

Structura Light Modeling Paste — This ultra-lightweight and absorbent modeling paste holds stiff peaks with minimal color alteration. It features a fine-grained, sandable surface that is flexible and hard when dry. Its lighter weight makes it ideal for large-scale applications. Also try it as a ground for pastels. It is offered in your choice of three colors — White, Black Earth, or Gray.

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Modeling Paste B
Retarder, Ultra
Structura Modeling Paste, White

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