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Matte Medium

Matte Medium
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Fluid Painting Medium
Texture: Fluid
Sheen: Matte
Relative Opacity: Transparent

  • Creates a matte, non-reflecting finish when added to acrylic colors.
  • Mix into any acrylic paint to increase transparency and extend color, increase matte sheen, increase film integrity, ease flow of paint and add flexibility and adhesion of paint film.
  • Mix with Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish to produce a semi-gloss or satin medium.
  • Opaque when wet, translucent when dry.

APPLICATION AS AN EXTENDER:

  • Mix with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase translucency, while maintaining viscosity.
  • Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color or Basics Acrylic Color to extend volume and increase translucency, while decreasing paint viscosity. 

APPLICATION AS A FIXATIVE:

  • Use as a matte fixative over artwork (pastel, graphite, chalk) to decrease gloss or shine. Mix 1 part Matte Medium to 1 part distilled water and apply with atomizer or airbrush. Excess medium applied to the surface may cause fogging.

APPLICATION AS A GROUND:

  • Recommended fluid medium to use as a transparent ground (size), with excellent tooth and adhesion, instead of gesso. This will allow the color and texture of the support to show through. Can be used as a substitute for the rabbit skin and hide glue size traditionally used for oil paintings.
  • For best results use Liquitex Clear Gesso which has more tooth for paint and pastels. 
  • Exterior Murals: If the support or wall is somewhat smooth, a coat of Matte Medium should be brushed or two coats sprayed onto the surface prior to gessoing.
  • Availble in 4 Sizes 

QUANTITY ITEM SKU PRICE
Matte Medium 4 oz 105104 $ 6.29
Matte Medium 8 oz 105108 $ 8.69
Matte Medium 16oz 105116 $ 14.09
Matte Medium quart 105132 $ 20.99
Matte Medium Gallon 105136 $ 54.53
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