Golden Fluid mediums increase the flow of an acrylic paint and make it suitable for glazing. Polymer medium is the classic glossy fluid medium, which can be mixed with color to make a reflective glaze or on its own as a glossy topcoat. Matte medium, does the same, but dries to a matte finish. Acrylic Glazing Liquid is also a fluid medium, but has retarders to slow the drying time. The increased working time makes Glazing Liquid a nice choice for faux finishes, which need to be textured and scrubbed and altered before they dry, or for painters who like to work subtlety and need the time to achieve a desired glazing effect.
Also find Golden’s complete line of GAC fluid mediums. GAC is short for ‘Golden Artist Colors’ but us artists pronounce it ‘gack’. Each GAC medium has a different number, from 100 to 900, and a different purpose. Of note are GAC-100, a universal fluid medium that also provides a barrier to reduce SID (another fun acronym – support induced discoloration) – good to seal boards that contain tannins and other discolorants. GAC-200 makes a paint better adhere to non-porous surfaces like plastic or glass. GAC-900 makes an acrylic paint into a fabric paint. It can be heatset for permanence the same way fabric paint can. Just to name a few.
Retarder can be purchased on its own, as an additive, to increase the drying time of any acrylic. And flow release is kind of like an acrylic solvent, it breaks the surface film and dilutes an acrylic paint – it must be used sparingly.
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