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      • Lascaux UV Protect varnish
        3 Variants
        Lascaux UV Protect varnish
        from 25,80 €
        pure acrylic polymer with UV absorber, odour-free solvent, propellant gas without CFC, transparent colourless, archival quality (resoluble), abrasion resistant, waterproof, lightfast, age resistant, non-yellowing, can...
      • Lascaux screenprinting paste
        3 Variants
        Lascaux screenprinting paste
        from 20,40 €
        highly viscous, colourless paste, an admixture of water and propandiol with acrylic copolymer, no hazard label required as per GefStoffV (Dangerous Substances Directive)
      • Modulor Acrylic binder D 498, semi-glossy
        2 Variants
        Modulor Acrylic binder D 498, semi-glossy
        from 12,90 €
        medium for acrylic pigments, semi-gloss when dry
      • Lascaux acrylic varnish UV
        9 Variants
        Lascaux acrylic varnish UV
        from 10,00 €
        pure acrylic dispersion with UV absorber, can be thinned with water, abrasion-proof, waterproof, weather-resistant, age-resistant, lightfast, for stable and flexible surfaces; coverage rate: about 40-70 ml/m² per...
      • Acrylic Molding Paste
        6 Variants
        Acrylic Molding Paste
        from 11,80 €
        paste for modeling of relief-like structures in acrylic painting techniques, acrylic resin based, natural white and opaque, matte, waterproof when dry, can be painted over and dyed, can be sanded, physiologically and...
      • Caparol acrylic binder, semi-gloss
         
        Caparol acrylic binder, semi-gloss
        from 24,50 €
        medium for acrylic pigments, semi-gloss when dry
      • Daler-Rowney Shimmering Colours interference medium
        7 Variants
        Daler-Rowney Shimmering Colours interference medium
        from 6,50 €
        water-based, high viscosity, elastic-hard and waterproof when dry, colours are intermixable and can be mixed with acrylic paint
      • Schmincke College matt gel
         
        Schmincke College matt gel
        from 7,90 €
        auxiliary that gives matte finish to acrylic paintings, made of copolymer dispersion, matte finishing agent, additives and water, Density: 1,1-1,2 g/ml, pH is 8-10, semi-transparent colourless, matte finish when dry,...
      • Lascaux acrylic transparent varnish
        9 Variants
        Lascaux acrylic transparent varnish
        from 8,85 €
        pure acrylic dispersion, can be thinned with water, abrasion-proof, waterproof, age-resistant, lightfast, for stable and flexible surfaces; coverage rate: about 40-70 ml/m² per coat, shelf life after opening is 4...
      • Royal Talens Amsterdam extra heavy gel medium
        2 Variants
        Royal Talens Amsterdam extra heavy gel medium
        from 10,10 €
        auxiliary agent for increasing viscosity and transparency of acrylic paints, acrylic resin dispersion (the matte version of the gel medium has the matting agent silicate), thickening agent, water-based, extremely...
      • Golden Pumice gel
        3 Variants
        Golden Pumice gel
        from 13,90 €
        acrylic polymer binding agent with pumice added, water-based, pasty consistency, light grey and opaque, matte and rough when dry, absorbent, hard, miscible with acrylic paints and other gels and pastes and painting...
      • Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic medium
        2 Variants
        Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic medium
        from 6,30 €
        thinner for acrylic paints that still preserves the durability of the paint coat, acrylic resin dispersion (the matte version contains the matting agent silicate), water-based, milky white when liquid, colourless...
      • Royal Talens Amsterdam gel medium
        2 Variants
        Royal Talens Amsterdam gel medium
        from 10,50 €
        auxiliary agent for increasing viscosity and transparency of acrylic paints, acrylic resin dispersion (the matte version of the gel medium has the matting agent silicate), thickening agent, water-based, extremely...
      • Golden Acrylic ground for pastels
         
        Golden Acrylic ground for pastels
        from 15,40 €
        ground (primer) for drawing techniques on canvas, finely ground sand in a pure acrylic emulsion, water-based, translucent colourless, not ready-to-use (must be thinned with 20-40% water), has light grainy texture...
      • Lascaux matting agent
         
        Lascaux matting agent
        from 14,60 €
        aid for attaining a matte effect for acrylic paints, silicic acid with acrylic polymer in water, semi-transparent, matte and water soluble when dry, can be thinned with water, no binders, lightfast (non-fading),...
      • Pebeo auxiliaries for Studio Acrylics
        4 Variants
        Pebeo auxiliaries for Studio Acrylics
        from 9,00 €
        various auxiliaries for use with Studio quality acrylic paints: includes primer, medium creating structure and texture, medium for increasing glossiness, etc.
      • Modulor light moulding paste
         
        Modulor light moulding paste
        from 15,75 €
        contains no granulates, firm-crumbly putty with a low-density filler, can be thinned with water and mixed with pigments, fast-drying (depending on the thickness of the application, from between 2 and 12 hours),...
      • Schmincke College Modelling Paste
         
        Schmincke College Modelling Paste
        from 7,90 €
        paste for modeling relief types of textures and structures in acrylic paintings (on rigid substrates), made of copolymer dispersion, additives and water; pH is 8-10, white, opaque, very pasty consistency, no hazardous...
      • Lascaux Retarder
        4 Variants
        Lascaux Retarder
        from 9,70 €
        retards the drying time of acrylic paint, acrylic polymer in water/propranediol mixture, colourless transparent, pasty consistency, thinnable with water (up to 1:10), additive amount for acrylic paint: 10-30%,...
      • Golden Retarder
         
        Golden Retarder
        from 9,70 €
        agent for lengthening the open (drying) time of acrylic paints, amount of additive to the paint should not exceed 30%
      • Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic remover
         
        Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic remover
        from 6,30 €
        natural solvent (ethyl lactate), liquid, mild odour, completely biodegradable
      • Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic thickener
         
        Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic thickener
        from 10,50 €
        additive for increasing the viscosity of acrylic paints, acrylate thickener in water, milky white when in liquid form, colourless transparent and waterproof when dry, should be added in small quantities, working...
      • Schmincke fibre gel for acrylics
         
        Schmincke fibre gel for acrylics
        from 6,40 €
        modelling effect gel for acrylic painting, made with pure acrylate, pigments, additives and water; pH is 8-10, transparent colourless, pasty consistency, white when dry, no hazardous label required by the German...
      • Golden Crackle paste
         
        Golden Crackle paste
        from 14,80 €
        styrene acrylic copolymer binding agent, water-based, extra pasty consistency, white-grey and opaque, when dry it has a matte, fissured surface, absorbent, hard, porous, high degree of shrinkage, mixable with acrylic...
      • Royal Talens Amsterdam heavy gel medium
        2 Variants
        Royal Talens Amsterdam heavy gel medium
        from 10,50 €
        auxiliary agent for increasing viscosity and transparency of acrylic paints, acrylic resin dispersion (the matte version of the gel medium has the matting agent silicate), thickening agent, water-based, very pasty...
      • Golden Clear Granular gel
         
        Golden Clear Granular gel
        from 15,70 €
        acrylic polymer binding agent with acrylic granules added, water-based, pasty consistency, translucent colourless, glossy and rough when dry. absorbent, hard, miscible with acrylic paints and other gels and pastes and...
      • Golden High Solid gel
        2 Variants
        Golden High Solid gel
        from 15,70 €
        acrylic polymer binding agent with high amount of acrylic solids, water-based, extra pasty consistency, white when liquid, transparent or, alternatively, translucent when dry, miscible with acrylic paints, other gels...
      • Schmincke College Structuring Paste
         
        Schmincke College Structuring Paste
        from 7,90 €
        modelling paste for relief-like structures or textures in acrylic painting (on flexible substrates), made of copolymer dispersion, fillers, additives and water; pH is 8-10, white, lightweight, pasty consistency, no...
      • Golden Fibre Paste
         
        Golden Fibre Paste
        from 14,80 €
        acrylic polymer binding agent with mineral fibres, water-based, extra pasty consistency, white-grey and opaque, with rough paper-like surface when dry, absorbent, flexible, miscible with acrylic paints
      • Royal Talens Amsterdam modeling paste
         
        Royal Talens Amsterdam modeling paste
        from 10,50 €
        auxiliary for creating textures with acrylic paints, white pigments (titanium oxide) in acrylic resin dispersion, thickener, thinnable with water, waterproof when dry, non-yellowing, can be painted over with oil or...
      • Golden Clear Tar gel
         
        Golden Clear Tar gel
        from 15,40 €
        acrylic polymer binding agent, water-based, honey-like consistency, pourable, milky white when liquid, transparent colourless with a high gloss when dry, can be thinned with water, miscible with acrylic paints,...
      • Schmincke College gloss gel
         
        Schmincke College gloss gel
        from 7,90 €
        auxiliary for increasing glossiness on acrylic paintings, made of copolymer dispersion, additives and water; pH is 8-10, transparent colourless, very pasty consistency, glossy when dry, no hazardous label required by...
      • Schmincke black flakes-gel for acrylics
         
        Schmincke black flakes-gel for acrylics
        from 6,40 €
        gel for creating modeling effects in acrylic painting work, made of pure acrylate, natural graphite, additives and water; pH is 8-10, graphite colour, pasty consistency, metallic look with coarse crystalline finish...
      • Golden Heavy gel
        3 Variants
        Golden Heavy gel
        from 14,80 €
        acrylic polymer binding agent, water-based, very pasty consistency, white when wet, translucent colourless when dry, mixable with acrylic paints, other gels and painting mediums; waterproof, flexible, lightfast,...
      • Pebeo auxiliary for Artist Acrylics
         
        Pebeo auxiliary for Artist Acrylics
        from 10,00 €
        various artist quality auxiliaries for acrylic paints for priming, creating textures, increasing glossiness, etc.
      • Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
        2 Variants
        Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
        from 10,70 €
        pure acrylic polymer emulsion, water-based, milky white, transparent colourless when dry
      Information about Auxiliaries for Acrylic Painting

      Golden Auxiliaries for Acrylic Painting

      The Golden auxiliaries for acrylic painting include primers (grounds) for preparing painting surfaces as well as painting agents and additives with which the processing characteristics as well as the transparency, glossiness and viscosity of acrylic paints can be altered.

      A third, very large group is comprised of the gels and textural (form) pastes whose general attributes and differences are the subject of these introductory remarks.

      Gels and textural pastes primarily serve as a way to build structures and textures in the acrylic painting process while at the same time altering the level of glossiness and transparency of the acrylic paints themselves. The range of different consistencies runs from liquid and pourable (e,g. GOLDEN SELF LEVELING CLEAR GEL) to very pasty and mouldable (e.g. GOLDEN LIGHT MOLDING PASTE), while the level of glossiness that is customizable runs from high gloss to deep matte. The difference between gels and textural pastes lies in their transparency or, from the other perspective, their opacity. Both are white in colour when liquid; gels, however, become transparent colourless or, alternatively, translucent colourless when dry while textural pastes, on the other hand, are white opaque when dry because they contain additives like, for example, marble dust. When mixed with acrylic paint, textural (form) pastes increase the paint´s opacity but nonetheless make it more “pastel-like” -  much like the addition of white acrylic paints does.

      A gel is basically an acrylic paint without the pigments – in other words it functions like a binding agent. This makes gels perfect for extending (thinning) paints for cost-saving or artistic purposes. If a large amount of gel is added to a paint it will increase its transparency while still allowing it to keep its good paint application properties. The glossy, semi-matte or matte gel versions can be selected based on the desired glossiness for your acrylic paint.

      Another use of gels and pastes is the alteration of an acrylic paint´s consistency. GOLDEN HEAVY BODY ACRYLICS, for example, can be made more fluid by adding CLEAR TAR GEL, while with EXTRA HEAVY GEL it can be made more pasty in order to use it for the impasto painting technique. Structural elements can of course be built up with pure gels or pastes whereby they can subsequently be painted over with acrylic colours. This method produces the most pronounced structure.

      Because most of the gels are indeed pure binding agents they can be used in conjunction with dry pigments to make your own acrylic paints! For this project the glossy gel versions have the best binding properties and change the luminosity of your pigments the least.

      Gels and pastes are also great for gluing collages because of their adhesive properties.

      The Golden gels and pastes have the same degree of waterproofness, age resistance, lightfastness as well as archival quality as the acrylic paints.

      Processing: Gels and pastes can be used as grounds (primers), can be applied over acrylic paints or can be mixed with them. Most of the gels and pastes are intermixable and can also be mixed with other mediums and additives. They can be applied to practically all grease-free surfaces; non-absorbent substrates must be sanded prior to application. The minimum working temperature is +9 °C. All mixing work should be done with a great degree of finesse because strong stirring or (God forbid) shaking will cause unwanted foam to develop. Drying times are dependent on environmental factors like temperature, humidity and ventilation and can be as long as months in the case of thick applications. The milky film of the binding agent only disappears after curing has completely finished. Any tools used can be cleaned with water and soap.

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