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  • Airbrush Medium modifies GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics for spray application by reducing clog­ging and tip buildup during spraying. Recommended for spraying on garments, Airbrush Medium may also be used to thin other prod­ucts for spraying  such as Iridescent/Interference Acrylics and Gesso. NOTE: Airbrush Medium is NOT designed to mix with High Flow Acrylics (Use Airbrush Transparent Extender).

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  • Clear Granular Gel is made with granular acrylic solids and has excellent clarity and du­ra­bil­i­ty with a coarse texture that dries translucent. Clear Granular Gel can extend paint and add texture without altering color.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Self Clear Leveling Gel produces an even film with excellent clarity. It has a unique resinous, stringy consistency resulting from its leveling property. Self Leveling gel dries to a flexible, high gloss film while imparting a leveling quality to other GOLDEN Acrylic products. It blends well with GOLDEN Acrylic colors to produce glazes.
  • Clear Tar Gel has a pully, tar-like feel, but in a clear, colorless gel. This extremely resinous and stringy consistency makes it feel very different from other acrylic gels. Useful for generating fine detailed lines by "dripping" it over surfaces, as it continuously flows from palette knives or other tools. It blends well with all GOLDEN Acrylic colors, although Fluid Colors work best.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Coarse Molding Paste - thick, warm white colored medium, translucent up to about 1/8 inch thickness. Dries to a hard, stiff but flexible film with a tooth like fine sandpaper. Accepts wet and dry media very well. Mix with Fluid or Heavy Body Acrylics to create dense paint that holds good peaks and dries matte to satin with a finely pebbled surface.

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  • Crackle Paste is a thick, opaque material that cracks as it dries. The size and extent of the cracking pattern depends on the thickness of application, and environmental conditions during drying and other factors. Dries to an opaque, matte finish, with an absorbent surface suitable for acrylic paints and mediums.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Extra Heavy Gels have the thickest consistency of any gel we offer and may be blended with colors to increase body. Excellent for holding peaks and tool marks.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Extra Heavy Gels have the thickest consistency of any gel we offer and may be blended with colors to increase body. Excellent for holding peaks and tool marks.Note: Packaging design may vary.
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    Fiber Paste when dry has the appearance of handmade paper. It can be skimmed with a wet palette knife to make a smoother surface. The dry off-white color is absorbent, making it ideal for use with acrylic washes.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Golden GAC 100

    7301,240

    GAC 100  Multi-Purpose Acrylic Polymer is a sealer that helps prevent Support Induced Discoloration (SID) caused by impurities that are drawn up through a substrate as the acrylic paint dries. GAC 100 is also useful for diluting and extending colors, increasing flexibility and film integrity, sizing for fabric and sealing for wood. GAC 100 will wet out solids, including pigments, more readily than other polymers and is useful for artists formulating their own paints.

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  • Golden GAC 400

    7651,895

    GAC 400  Stiffens natural fibers and fabrics and is useful for stiffening unprimed canvas or sculpting and shaping fabric. Fibers saturated with GAC 400 will dry to a hard, stiff film.

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  • GAC 500  Extends Fluid Acrylics for a unique balance of film hardness and flexibility offering increased leveling, increased mar resistance and decreased dry film tack. GAC 500 is particularly useful for extending Fluid Acrylic Colors with minimal property change. It can be mixed with Airbrush Transparent Extender for a fast-drying, sprayable isolation coat.

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  • GAC 800  is a low-crazing extender for pouring acrylic colors. "Crazing" is the formation crevices in surfaces that develop as acrylic paints and mediums dry. The addition of GAC 800 promotes drying with a smooth, even film, good gloss and flexibility, but with moderate clarity. GAC 800 is also useful for adhesion to chalky surfaces.

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  • Golden GAC 900

    7651,895

    GAC 900  Fabric Painting Medium, when heat-set properly, offers a very soft hand and laundering stability. Mix with High Flow Acrylics to produce "tie-dye" effects, or blend with GOLDEN Heavy Body, Matte or Fluid Acrylics for brush or screen application.

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  • Glass Bead Gel made with genuine glass beads, offers a unique effect similar to condensation on glass - best seen in thin films over a light color to allow the glass beads to be illuminated.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Gloss Glazing Liquid [formerly Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Gloss)] can be mixed with GOLDEN Acrylic colors to create glazes for fine art as well as interior application on walls or furniture. The slow drying formula provides sufficient working time for a wide variety of glaze and decorative finishes normally accomplished with oils. It is also excellent for soft transitions and color blending in paintings. Available in Gloss and Satin.

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  • Satin Glazing Liquid [formerly Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin)] can be mixed with GOLDEN Acrylic colors to create glazes for fine art as well as interior application on walls or furniture. The slow drying formula provides sufficient working time for a wide variety of glaze and decorative finishes normally accomplished with oils. It is also excellent for soft transitions and color blending in paintings. Available in Gloss and Satin.

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  • Golden Gloss Medium

    7651,300

    Gloss Medium is an acrylic liquid medium useful for creating glazes, extending colors, enhancing gloss and translucency and increasing film integrity. It has an oil-like feel and resinous nature that promotes flow and leveling.

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  • Hard Molding Paste This product is similar to the regular Molding Paste, but develops a much harder film. When dry, it can be carved with hand or power tools, and is readily sandable. It can be used on rigid supports like wood to add designs or texture to the object. Hard Molding Paste can also be mixed with acrylic paints or painted over.

    Flexibility can be improved by blending with regular Molding Paste or Regular or Heavy Gel. To minimize the chance of cracking, avoid applying a single layer thicker than 1/4 inch. Multiple layers can be applied to achieve thicker overall applications; this actually facilitates faster drying.

    Dries to a extremely hard, opaque film, it is useful for creating tough, durable finishes for smooth or textured surfaces. Once dry, it can be carved with hand or power tools. Blends easily with acrylic colors.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Heavy Gels are thicker than Heavy Body Acrylic Colors and may be blended with colors to increase body. Excellent for holding peaksNote: Packaging design may vary.
  • Heavy Gels are thicker than Heavy Body Acrylic Colors and may be blended with colors to increase body. Excellent for holding peaksNote: Packaging design may vary.
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    Heavy Gels are thicker than Heavy Body Acrylic Colors and may be blended with colors to increase body. Excellent for holding peaksNote: Packaging design may vary.
  • High Solid Gels are similar in body to Heavy Gels. They contain more acrylic solids and shrink slightly less than other gels. They blend well with colors and will retain brush strokes upon drying. Available in gloss and matte.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • High Solid Gels are similar in body to Heavy Gels. They contain more acrylic solids and shrink slightly less than other gels. They blend well with colors and will retain brush strokes upon drying. Available in gloss and matte.Note: Packaging design may vary.
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    Golden Light Molding Paste

    7301,240

    Light Molding Paste - Over 50% lighter than GOLDEN Molding Paste. This dramatic weight reduction is beneficial in creating large artworks and thick layers of material. Light Molding Paste dries to an opaque, matte finish with good flexibility. It is designed to hold stiff peaks for highly textured surfaces and it blends easily with colors.

    Originally developed as a custom product for an artist whose large, abstract paintings were literally ripping the canvas from its stretcher bars. Mixtures made with this lightweight material allow an artist to work larger with less overall weight.

    This product has a white, low-density filler that replaces the traditional marble dust. Aside from being much whiter in color than the other molding pastes, Light Molding Paste is approximately 67% lighter by weight! It has a consistency similar to cake icing, easily manipulated by a palette knife. Wonderfully high peaks maintain their height and appearance. The spongy flexibility opens up new possibilities.

    Light Molding Paste's unique attributes allow an artist to use this product in new ways. It can be used simply as a lightweight filler for paints, as a white tinting medium or as a ground.

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  • Golden Matte Medium

    7301,240

    Matte Medium is a pourable medium useful for extending color, decreasing gloss and increasing film integrity. It is also used as a nearly clear ground on canvas instead of gesso.

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  • Molding Paste (Regular) GOLDEN Molding Paste is similar to the consistency of GOLDEN Heavy Gels, yet the marble dust solids impart a unique feel due to the material's higher density. It is an opaque gray product that dries to a semi-gloss sheen.

    When used alone or mixed with other products, such as GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics, it offers a hard yet flexible film. Capable of holding good peaks, Molding Paste is excellent for building surfaces or creating textures.

    Excellent for building surfaces and creating textures. Dries to a hard, yet flexible, opaque film. Blends with colors to tint and extend paint.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • OPEN Acrylic Gels are supplied in the same consistency as the colors and are used to extend the paints while maintaining working properties.

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  • OPEN Acrylic Gels are supplied in the same consistency as the colors and are used to extend the paints while maintaining working properties.

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  • Golden OPEN Mediums help maximize working time of OPEN Acrylics and can be used to adjust color strength and translucency while maintaining consistency. OPEN Acrylic Medium will lower paint viscosity to create a more fluid mixture and increase flow.

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  • Golden OPEN Mediums help maximize working time of OPEN Acrylics and can be used to adjust color strength and translucency while maintaining consistency. OPEN Acrylic Medium will lower paint viscosity to create a more fluid mixture and increase flow.

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  • Golden OPEN Thinner

    250490

    OPEN Thinner contains no binders and is used to thin paint mixes without altering open time, or to maintain and adjust workability on palettes without water mists and moisturizing palettes.

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  • Pumice Gels textures dry to hard films. They mix well with GOLDEN Acrylic Colors. Fine Pumice Gel is useful as a drawing ground. Coarse Pumice Gel and Extra Coarse Pumice Gel create more coarse textures to yield concrete-like finishes.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Pumice Gels textures dry to hard films. They mix well with GOLDEN Acrylic Colors. Fine Pumice Gel is useful as a drawing ground. Coarse Pumice Gel and Extra Coarse Pumice Gel create more coarse textures to yield concrete-like finishes.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Pumice Gels textures dry to hard films. They mix well with GOLDEN Acrylic Colors. Fine Pumice Gel is useful as a drawing ground. Coarse Pumice Gel and Extra Coarse Pumice Gel create more coarse textures to yield concrete-like finishes.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Golden Regular Gel Gloss

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    Regular Gels  have the same viscosity as Heavy Body Acrylic Colors and are ideal for extending paint and regulating transparency without changing consistency. Useful for impasto.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Golden Regular Gel Matte

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    Regular Gels  have the same viscosity as Heavy Body Acrylic Colors and are ideal for extending paint and regulating transparency without changing consistency. Useful for impasto.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Regular Gels  have the same viscosity as Heavy Body Acrylic Colors and are ideal for extending paint and regulating transparency without changing consistency. Useful for impasto.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Golden Retarder

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    Retarder is an additive used to increase the open (drying) time of acrylic paints. Useful for wet in wet techniques and reducing skinning on the palette.

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  • Golden Soft Gel Gloss

    7654,955
    Soft Gels are thinner than Heavy Body Colors. Mix with color to produce a brilliant glaze. Soft gels can be a base for wet blending and also as an adhesive for collage.
  • Golden Soft Gel Matte

    7654,955
    Soft Gels are thinner than Heavy Body Colors. Mix with color to produce a brilliant glaze. Soft gels can be a base for wet blending and also as an adhesive for collage.Note: Packaging design may vary.
  • Soft Gels are thinner than Heavy Body Colors. Mix with color to produce a brilliant glaze. Soft gels can be a base for wet blending and also as an adhesive for collage.
  • Wetting Agent [formerly Acrylic Flow Release] is a concentrated additive used to reduce surface tension of the water in the acrylic emulsion, thereby increasing the slickness and flow of the paint. It is effective for achieving rich stains on a porous surface. As with OPEN Thinner and Retarder, Wetting Agent contains no binder and should only be used properly diluted per product instructions. Not for use by children. Eye Irritant. Inhalation of Spray Mist Harmful. DO NOT SPRAY APPLY

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    When mixed with acrylic colors, Gel Medium provides a translucent effect. Being viscous, the drying rate is much slower than other acrylic mediums. When using modeling paste, blend it in a ratio of one part Gel Medium to two parts modeling paste to ensure an even texture resistant to cracking.
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    Gloss Medium enhances brightness and sheen. To create a glossy finish, blend a small amount of this medium with acrylic color. Use larger amounts to achieve a transparent colored wash. If you apply Gloss Medium over top of an acrylic painting it will dry completely transparent, though it may appear hazy before it completely dries.
  • Matte Medium reduces sheen when mixed with acrylic colors. It can be used together with a Gloss Medium to create a semi-gloss surface.
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