Utrecht Artists’ Acrylic Gessoes & Mediums
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From priming your surface to putting the finishing touch on final works, Utrecht Artists’ Acrylic Mediums let you customize your painting experience without compromising archival stability. Formulated with professional-grade materials for specific results, use them to create a supportive foundation or modify the texture, finish, and flow of your paint.
Jump to any medium in the range below.
Utrecht was the first to introduce a revolutionary single-step archival acrylic gesso for priming canvas. Today, Utrecht Artists’ Gessoes and Primers come in a full range of specialized formulas that deliver outstanding absorbency and archival stability on a variety of supports.
A museum-quality, universal acrylic ground. Ultra-thick, concentrated formula with high viscosity.
A professional-quality, universal acrylic ground. Thick, flexible formula with medium viscosity.
Artists’ Black Gesso
A professional-quality, universal acrylic ground. Dense black pigmentation and excellent covering properties.
Studio Series Gesso
An economical ground for high-volume use. Light-bodied formula with low viscosity.
Quick-drying universal primer accepts oil and acrylic mediums. Smooths and seals paper, canvas, linen, and wood panel substrates.
ARTISTS’ ACRYLIC MEDIUMS
Add body, extend color, slow drying, or customize the surface sheen of acrylic colors with professional-quality gel mediums. Designed to maintain paints’ archival stability, choose from a range of formulas that let you customize the weight, finish, and working time of your colors while maintaining excellent adhesion and flexibility.
Artists’ Gloss Gel
Adds body and texture to acrylic colors. Heightens transparency for a glossy, glass-like finish.
Artists’ Matte Gel
Heavy-bodied emulsion adds body and texture to acrylic colors. Decreases sheen for a matte finish.
Artists’ Opaque Gel
Thick, heavy-bodied emulsion heightens opacity and increases body of acrylic colors. Retains brushstrokes and dries to a glossy, opaque finish.
Artists’ Retarder Gel
Slows the drying time of acrylic colors without increasing fluidity. Ideal for wet-in-wet and plein air painting.
Increase the flow or volume of acrylic colors without altering stability with professional-quality fluid mediums. Boost gloss, reduce surface sheen, or combine mediums to achieve a custom finish. Superior adhesion also makes an excellent choice for collage and mixed media projects.
Artists’ Gloss Medium
Increases the sheen, clarity, and transparency of acrylic colors. Dries to a smooth, high gloss finish.
Artists’ Matte Medium
Reduces the surface sheen of acrylic colors. Dries to a matte finish.
Customize, enhance, and extend acrylic colors with professional-quality effects mediums. Mix with any Utrecht acrylic medium or color to create bespoke textures, effects, and finishes while keeping film strength, flexibility, and archival performance intact.
Artists’ Iridescent Tint
Medium-bodied acrylic base adds metallic shimmer to acrylic colors. Made with ethically sourced, natural mica.
Artists’ Illuminating Medium
Light-bodied medium increases chromatic intensity. Made with ethically sourced, synthetic mica.
Apply to supports before painting to create textural effects and dimensional forms or mix with acrylic paints to extend color and add thick body.
Model Paste Extender
Heavy-bodied paste adds texture and slows drying time. Dries to a white, opaque finish.