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Use both Gloss and Matte Mediums as an extender and fixative for Liquitex Acrylic Paints. They can be mixed together, in any proportion, for a semi-gloss or satin medium.
Liquitex Gloss Medium is also known as "Gloss Medium Varnish." Use it as a non-removable final picture varnish where a glossy protective coat is desired, or as a painting and glazing medium. It enhances the depth of color intensity, increases transparency and gloss, eases the flow of paint, and adds flexibility and adhesion to the paint film. Translucent when wet, and transparent when dry, this 100% acrylic polymer varnish is water-soluble when wet and can be thinned. Use it as an extender, a fixative, a ground, or a varnish.
Note — Liquitex Gloss Medium is also known as "Gloss Medium Varnish." We disagree with this terminology, because a varnish must technically be removable from the paint surface. Use a true varnish if, for conservation reasons, the varnish must be removable at a later date.
Mix medium viscosity Matte Medium with acrylic colors for completely matte, dull and flat effects and a non-reflecting finish. When mixed with acrylic paint, it extends color, increases transparency, matte and film integrity, eases paint flow, and adds to the flexibility and adhesion of paint film. It is opaque when wet and translucent when dry. Use it as an extender, a fixative, or a ground. Mix with Gloss Medium for a semi-gloss or satin medium.
Ultra Matte Medium
This fluid with high-resin solids dries to a matte finish. Use to maintain opacity and extend opaque colors to double amounts without changing the color. Ideal for large projects where transparency is not desired.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Liquitex products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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Such creamy texture
By CJ from Missouri
from Peculiar, MO
Comments about Liquitex Gloss and Matte Mediums:
I use these products in mixed media, and they are a joy to work with and very smooth.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Adds finished polish to your paintings
from Marietta, GA
This is an excellent product to give your acrylic paintings that finished look, and can even make them look like oils. It goes on smoothly and dries quickly. I like to buy the large size along with the smaller size. That way I can refill the smaller size to take along with my carry-all.
from Grand Rapids, MN
I use this product in my mixed media collages and paintings. It works wonderfully and seals my art work very well.
Creating variable glazes
By Ron P.
from Winona, MN
I use the clear gloss and nearly clear matte in various proportions as a base medium for colored glazes, testing and adjusting for just the right clarity, depth of color, and finish. The gloss is a thick white medium which comes in a wide-mouth container, and dries crystal clear. The matte medium is more liquid and can be squeezed from the narrow, snap-cap plastic bottle. I do wonder why they are of different consistancies and come in different containers. I like both for different reasons.
Excellent Matte Mediums and Goss
By Lorna The Artist
from Lehighton , Pa
Works the best for Me
It's a little too shining
from New Jersey
Unlike other gloss mediums, Liquitex Gloss medium's dried surface is really smooth and not sticky. However, it shows layers when I put several coats on the canvas. I applied the first coat a little randomly and hope that when i apply the second coat the marks of the first coat will disappear. However, the first coat looks even more shinny after the second coat, which is not the result i want to get. If you are looking for a material to seal your work and you don't mind it feels a little plastic-y, this is the product you're looking for.
Liquitex matte medium is great!
By Shirley Ann the Painter
from Beech Island, SC
Liquitex mediums cover and protect my paintings beautifully. It applies easily and dries to a perfect finish!
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Tags: Tranquil, Made with Product, Transcendent
Liquitex Gloss and Matte Mediums
A good medium for thinning paint and extending dry time.
Excellent acrylic medium
By F Wanderley
from Olinda, Brasil
When painting with acrylics I always use Liquitex matte medium because it's really good for collage, besides its nice consistence. Most of all, I like this medium for its beautiful matt appearance when mixed with pigments or paintings.
By Goofball Artist
from Dickinson, North Dakota
This product lends lovely transparency to my paints and sheen to my painting without adding unwanted glare; I am definately using this product again!
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