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Matte Gel Medium

Gel Painting Medium
Texture: Thick
Sheen: Matte
Relative Opacity: Translucent

  • Dries translucent with a satin/matte finish. 
  • Viscosity and body similar to Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color. 
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium has greater adhesion than Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium and Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel Medium. 
  • Translucent when wet, transparent when dry. Thicker applications result in less transparent dry medium films. 
  • Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color to obtain paint similar in color depth to oil paint. 
  • Color mix will dry to a satin sheen. 

Application as an Extender:

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

Application as a Ground:

  • Recommended as a translucent ground (size), for acrylic paint with excellent tooth and adhesion, as an alternative to gesso. Will allow some color and texture of the support to show through. Use as a substitute size for the hide glue size traditionally used for oil paintings. 
  • To prevent Substrate Induced Discoloration (SID), wash cotton or linen canvas before use. 
  • Exterior Murals: If the support or wall is very rough, a coat of Liquitex Matte Gel Medium should be brushed or toweled onto the surface prior to gesso application. 

Application for Impasto Effects:

  • Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Color for impasto effects that dry to a matte sheen. 

Applications in Collage:

  • Makes an excellent glue for collage and decoupage. 

Applications with Powdered Pigments:

  • Use as the binder for powdered pigments to make an inexpensive "student grade" Heavy Body (thick) matte acrylic paint. Pigment must be compatible with acrylic emulsion.
  • Available in 4 sizes
Matte Gel Medium
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QUANTITY ITEM SKU PRICE
Matte Gel 8 oz 105321 $ 8.99
Matte Gel 16 oz 105322 $ 14.39
Matte Gel 32 oz 105323 $ 21.59
Matte Gel Gallon 105324 $ 58.19
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