Fluid Painting Medium
Relative Opacity: Transparent
- All purpose Liquitex medium formulated to be mixed with all Liquitex acrylic paints and mediums.
- Mix into any acrylic paint to enhance the depth of colour intensity, increase transparency, gloss, ease flow of paint and add flexibility and adhesion of paint film.
- Use as a non-removable varnish to protect painting and establish gloss sheen surface.
- Translucent when wet, transparent (clear) when dry.
- Dries to a non-tacky, hard, flexible surface that is resistant to dirt retention.
- Depending upon the substrate, allows moisture to pass through (breathable).
- Will not crack as surface expands and contracts during temperature and humidity changes.
- Applicable for any surface (flexible and inflexible) including canvas, paper, wood, Plexiglas, etc.
- Not for use over oil paint.
APPLICATIONS AS A MEDIUM
As an Extender:
- Mix with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase transparency, while maintaining paint viscosity.
- Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase transparency, while decreasing paint viscosity.
As a Fixative:
- Use as a fixative over artwork (acrylic paint, pastel, graphite, chalk) to increase gloss or shine. Mix 1 part Gloss Medium & Varnish to 1 part distilled water. Apply with atomiser or airbrush.
As a Binder / Adhesive:
- Powdered pigments or aggregates may be mixed into Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish, however, they must be compatible with acrylics.
- College material may be glued using Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish as a liquid glue.
As a Ground:
- Use as a transparent ground for acrylic paint instead of gesso to allow the substrate to be seen.
- With Powdered Pigments:
- Use as a binder with powdered pigments to make an inexpensive student grade Soft Body gloss paint.
APPLICATION AS A VARNISH
- Gloss Varnish for flexible surfaces is recommended as the best varnish for acrylic paintings.
- Apply Gloss Medium and Varnish as a final permanent varnish over dry acrylic paint.
- Varnish surface and environment must be clean, dry and dust free.
- Acrylic paintings must be completely dried and cured for 48-72 hours before varnishing.
- Dilute Gloss Medium and Varnish up to 20% for better brushing and levelling.
- An application may be done by brush or spray. Generally, a sprayed application will be thinner, smoother and more even. Rolling or sponging application is not recommended.
- Caution: Acrylic paints and mediums become increasingly brittle in cold weather. Do not apply below 60 degrees.