This is the fixative you've been waiting for!
Non-toxic, workable, and fully archival, SpectraFix is a casein-based fixative that utilizes milk protein and grain alcohol to hold and protect your media without dulling or darkening colors. Because it's all-natural and odor-free, you can spray your project indoors while you work — no more odors, unhealthy fumes, or long waits outdoors!
Endorsed by artists, teaching professionals, and educators alike, SpectraFix easily disperses a fine cloud of fixative mist over artwork, leaving colors brilliant without altering the hue. It dries quickly to an invisible, non-yellowing, matte finish, and provides traction to allow multiple layering of pastels.
SpectraFix is ideal for use with pastel, charcoal, watercolor, gouache, Conté crayon, casein, under oil paints, and for crossover techniques. It works beautifully on all popular papers, including Wallis, ColorFix, La Carte, Pastelbord, UArt, Gatorfoam, Canson, and all watercolor, printing, and laid papers.
SpectraFix comes in a non-pressurized fine-mist pump sprayer that’s environmentally friendly, recyclable, and travels well.
Conforms to ASTM D-4236.
Concentrate — This tiny 2 oz bottle contains less than the 3 oz maximum size allowable on airlines, so it can be transported in checked or carry-on baggage. It can also be inexpensively mailed internationally due to its light weight and minimal alcohol content, making it ideal for painting holidays or carrying to a plein air site. Following the included instructions, mix the SpectraFix concentrate with a colorless alcoholic liquor (vodka, for example) in an empty fine mist spray bottle (available separately). A 2 oz (59 ml) bottle of concentrate makes 16 oz (473 ml) of fixative.