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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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Liquitex matte medium is great!
By Shirley Ann the Painter
from Beech Island, SC
Comments about Liquitex Gloss and Matte Mediums:
Liquitex mediums cover and protect my paintings beautifully. It applies easily and dries to a perfect finish!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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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liquitex matte medium
from New Orleans
I use this in glazes, but recommend buying it in smaller batches as it can solidify inside its container.
Need 32 oz bottle
from NY NY
Must be able to get larger bottles for the work I do which is usually on a 36 inch square canvas.
easy to use, no mess
i use this for mixed media projects
liquitex gloss and matte mediums
By sticker steve
from big pine key, fl
a great product for transferring laser prints to wood. and thanks to dickblick.com for offering it at a fair price. . .you will definatley get more of my business!
from Houston, TX
Pigment thinner, paste, surface texture, layering ...Hands down, the best vehicle for acrylic pigment.
Easy to use
By Nancy adventurous hobbiest
from Yakima, WA
I used this to adhere and waterproof a logo I printed on rice paper to a decorative shale rock. I did several ooats to make sure it was sealed. While drying outside, the sprinkler came on and I grabbed the rock. The water beaded up on the rock with no damage to the paper image!
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