Golden : Mediums & Additives


Golden Acrylic Mediums offer a range of consistency from pourable to moldable, with various levels of transparency and finish. Experimentation is recommended. Mediums may be used to create glazes, extend paints, build texture, change finishes, or as a gluing agent for collage projects.

Polymer (Gloss) Medium : A general purpose liquid for glazes, extending colors, enhancing gloss, and increasing film integrity. It's oil-like and resinous, promoting flow and leveling. Click here for an instructional video.

Fluid Matte Medium : A liquid medium for extending colors, decreasing gloss, and increasing film integrity. Works well with Golden Fluid Acrylics.

Matte Medium : This is a general purpose, pourable medium for extending color, decreasing gloss, and increasing film integrity. It can also be used to create a clear ground, instead of gesso.

Super Loaded Matte Medium : This medium contains an extremely high level of matting agent, so by adding just a little you can effectively reduce gloss and shine without compromising color strength or viscosity. Not intended for use on its own, it should always be blended with acrylic paint.

High Flow Medium : Formerly Airbrush Extender / Creates a paint mixture that has just the right viscosity for airbrushing. Reduces clogging and tip build-up. Airbrush Medium is often used with Golden's Fluid Acrylics to create a fabric paint that does not require heat-setting. Click here for an instructional video.

Transparent Extender : 100% acrylic binder increases transparency and film hardness with minimal tip build-up, clogging and surface defects. Not for use on fabric.

Acrylic Glazing Liquid : Glazing Liquids are great for creating glazes or faux finishes on interior walls and furniture, or for glazing in fine art painting. Liquids dry slowly, allowing the artist extended periods of working time. Click here for an instructional video.

Silkscreen Medium : A waterborne system designed to blend with Golden Acrylic colours for silkscreen application. It increases the working time and retards paint from drying in the screen.

Retarder : Use this additive to increase the open drying time of acrylic paints. It is useful for "wet-in-wet" techniques, and for reducing skinning on the palette.

Acrylic Flow Release : Breaks the surface tension of water, increasing its ability to soak into porous surfaces. This allows the acrylic painter to achieve rich stains on surfaces such as watercolor paper and unprimed canvas.


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