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Golden Matte Medium 236ml

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Matte Medium- A general purpose, pourable medium useful for extending colors, decreasing gloss and increasing film integrity. Can be used as a ground, instead of gesso.


Lowering Sheen
To lower the sheen of a paint color or another medium, begin by adding one of the matte mediums in increments of about 10% of the total volume. It is helpful to brush out each mixture, and let dry on a piece of paper to note the difference in sheen. With some experimenting, it will become easier to know how much of the matte medium is required to achieve the desired gloss.

If it seems that additions of the Fluid Matte Medium or Matte Medium are too great to achieve the desired result, and that other attributes of the mix, such as color intensity, opacity, or thickness, are affected, switch to the Super-Loaded Matte Medium, which should achieve the desired matte-ness with about a third of the addition of the other matte mediums.

Use as a Translucent Ground
Both Matte Medium and Fluid Matte Medium can be used as translucent grounds, sometimes referred to as "clear" gessoes. They are thin enough to penetrate canvas and other porous substrates easily, and the matting solids provide an adequate "tooth" for additional paint layers. In thin applications both products can appear quite translucent, while darkening the canvas to a small degree. The darkening effect, similar to a “wet look”, is somewhat more pronounced with the Matte Medium. Bear in mind that GOLDEN Gessoes will have excellent tooth, and are typically suggested for alkyd and oil paintings.

Apply the Matte Medium and Fluid Matte Medium in much the same manner as recommended for the application of a gesso layer. Apply one or more coats, keeping in mind that additional layers will gradually make a more opaque overall film. For more information about painting grounds, please refer to our Preparing a Painting Support Application Sheet:

Note: Applying a matte product over an absorbent surface may cause a "frosted" appearance. As the acrylic medium penetrates, the matting solids are left behind on the surface. Over highly absorbent dark passages, such as on top of canvas coated with GOLDEN Black Gesso, severe whitening may occur. This can be corrected by applying a coat of GOLDEN GAC 100 or Polymer Medium (Gloss) over the frosted area, which will once again encapsulate the matting solids, returning the transparent look. The frosting can be avoided by applying a coat of GAC 100 or Polymer Medium (Gloss) before a matte medium is applied. Liquid and low viscosity Matte Mediums should be gently stirred or shaken before use, as settling of matting solids can occur.


reference: www.goldenpaints.com


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