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Liquitex Matte Medium
$22.00 ($20.00) / 237ml jar

MATTE MEDIUM
Increases fluidity and reduces sheen.

A Fluid Painting Medium with a matte sheen and transparent opacity.

  • 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

 

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