Painting Mediums are used with acrylic paint to manipulate the consistency and properties of paint for an infinite variety of applications and techniques.
A thick, fast drying, water-based, acrylic gel designed to exaggerate structure and sharpen textural edges of the paint in acrylic painting. Impasto Gel also increases the gloss level of the paint and can also be used as an adhesive to bond other materials to the painting.
A very thick and textural paste made from calcite grit. It has the same flexibility as the paint and is used to create strong textural interest at any stage in a painting’s process. Dries neutral and can be mixed with the paint to produce a colored ground, or overpainted once dry
Paint Additives like mediums also change the properties of paint, however they are different to mediums in that they do not contain a binding agent. This means that only a certain amount of additive can be mixed with acrylic paint before it becomes unstable. See product label for mixing ratios.