GOLDEN Acrylic Additives

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Reduce surface tension and increase paint flow

Additives serve a similar function to mediums. The difference is that additives don't contain acrylic binders (like mediums do), so you must follow the label and use them in correct proportions. Most mediums can be added to the paint in any amount until you've achieved the desired effect, but additives can weaken the color and adhesion of the paint when overused. GOLDEN offers these two additives, which are a useful addition to any painters studio. Wetting Agent is an additive used to reduce the surface tension of the water in an acrylic emulsion, thereby increasing the slickness and flow of the paint. GOLDEN Retarder is an additive used to increase the open (drying) time of acrylic paints. Useful for wet on wet techniques and reducing skinning on the palette.

Key Features:
  • Increase open time
  • Reduce the surface tension of acrylic emulsion
  • Improve the slickness and flow of paint
  • No acrylic binders
  • Use them in correct proportions
Perfect For:
  • Acrylic painting
  • Minimizing paint waste
  • Classroom, home, and studio
  • Teachers and students
  • All acrylic-friendly surfaces
GOLDEN Acrylic Additives

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    ACRYLIC FLO RELEASEREDUCES SURFACE TENTION OF THE WATERINCREASES THE SLICKNESS AND FLOW OF THEPAINT

Reduce surface tension and increase paint flow

Additives serve a similar function to mediums. The difference is that additives don't contain acrylic binders (like mediums do), so you must follow the label and use them in correct proportions. Most mediums can be added to the paint in any amount until you've achieved the desired effect, but additives can weaken the color and adhesion of the paint when overused. GOLDEN offers these two additives, which are a useful addition to any painters studio.

Wetting Agent: Formerly known as Acrylic Flow Release - an additive used to reduce the surface tension of the water in the acrylic emulsion, thereby increasing the slickness and flow of the paint. It is useful for achieving rich stains on a porous surface. Not for use by children.

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

Key Features:
  • Increase open time
  • Reduce the surface tension of acrylic emulsion
  • Improve the slickness and flow of paint
  • No acrylic binders
  • Use them in correct proportions
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Perfect For:
  • Acrylic painting
  • Minimizing paint waste
  • Classroom, home, and studio
  • Teachers and students
  • All acrylic-friendly surfaces
 

The retarder does not contain binding agents. To ensure adhesion, the addition of Retarder should not exceed 15% (1:6)when mixed with colors or mediums.

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