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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 watersoluble when wet and can be thinned. Use it as an extender, a fixative, a ground, or a varnish.
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.
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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I love this medium
from Warwick, Georgia
Comments about Liquitex Gloss and Matte Mediums:
This product helps to make acrylic paint stay wet a little longer. Great for blending on canvas.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Dries quickly, when working with it
from Washington state
I am comparing using the Liquitex Matte Medium to using the Golden Gloss Medium, which is what I have the most experience with. It dries so quickly I can barely get it on the back of the collage piece before it starts drying. So I have to work fast. I do mostly collage and I am no professional but compared to using the Golden Medium it just seems cheaper and more difficult to use
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
This is a good product but it was a bit grainy
from Irving, TX
The gloss was a bit grainy but smoothing it out wasn't a big problem, and other than that I love it. #sweepstakes
I frequently use Liquitex mediums and love them
from Camp Douglas, WI
I use the liquitex mediums to extend my paint, make it more fluid and create beautiful glazes.
Liquitex Mediums - Industry Standard
I have been using Liquitex mediums for decades and the quality is excellent and completely consistent from year to year.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
My go-to collage adhesive!
By A Collage Artist
from Moab, Utah
I use Liquitex gloss medium and varnish as my adhesive for my collages. I work on large canvases, 36" x 24" or 30" x 40" or 36" x 36" and so I need a lot of it for each piece. I buy it by the gallon and it is a super product to use. I can adhere just about anything to my canvas and by, also, brushing the gloss on top of the collage, I get a nice shiny surface. This surface allows me to, later on, apply a water-base varnish to complete the piece. I also use this medium to glue sawdust down on my canvas before I start my initial work. This gives me a nice texture which I later cover with white gesso in order to finish preparing the canvas for my collage work. I don't know what I'd do without this product.
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Will be buying again
from Miramar, Florida
This is a great multiuse product, would recommend to everyone.
What a nice product
from Santa Rosa Beach, FL
As a mixed media artist, I have tried several products to seal and preserve my fine art. I found this product to be one of the best on the market. I have used it for many years.
from The Woodlands, TX
I use the products with acrylic paints!
My favorite matte medium
By Shi Wonders
I've tried others, but always go back to Liquitex. The product lays down nicely, adheres to any collage work I do, and doesn't leave a tacky feeling to my hands, as I love to get my hands in art medium.
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