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  • 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)
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Royal Talens Amsterdam heavy gel medium
    2 Variants
    Royal Talens Amsterdam heavy gel medium
    from 10,30 €
    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...
  • Lascaux gel Impasto
    6 Variants
    Lascaux gel Impasto
    from 8,85 €
    aid for obtaining texture in all Lascaux acrylic paints, pure acrylic dispersion, transparent or semi-transparent , colourless, pasty consistency , can be thinned with water, gel 1 and gel 2 intermixable, ductile and...
  • Royal Talens Amsterdam varnish
    4 Variants
    Royal Talens Amsterdam varnish
    from 6,00 €
    final varnish for acrylic and oil paints, acrylic resin-based, white spirit, turpentine oil, transparent colourless, non-yellowing, can be thinned and removed with white spirit, hazard warning: Xi = irritant, F+ =...
  • 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
  • Caparol acrylic binder, semi-gloss
     
    Caparol acrylic binder, semi-gloss
    from 24,50 €
    medium for acrylic pigments, semi-gloss when dry
  • 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),...
  • Golden Polymer varnish
    3 Variants
    Golden Polymer varnish
    from 15,70 €
    varnish for acrylic paints, styrene acrylic copolymer solution with UV light stabilizer, water-based, transparent or, alternatively, translucent colourless, can be thinned with distilled water, abrasion-resistant,...
  • Pebeo auxiliaries for Studio Acrylics
    23 Variants
    Pebeo auxiliaries for Studio Acrylics
    from 4,30 €
    various auxiliaries for use with Studio quality acrylic paints: includes primer, medium creating structure and texture, medium for increasing glossiness, etc.
  • 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...
  • 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%,...
  • 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...
  • Golden Glass Bead gel
     
    Golden Glass Bead gel
    from 15,20 €
    acrylic polymer binding agent with glass beads added, water-based, pasty consistency, translucent colourless, glossy when dry, hard, miscible with acrylic paints and other gels and pastes and painting mediums,...
  • Golden medium set
     
    Golden medium set
    from 27,50 €
    six different acrylic pastes and gels for creating structures, textures, and grounds (primers); contents: Fine Pumice gel, Crackle paste, Acrylic Ground (primer) for pastels, Fiber paste, Coarse Molding paste,...
  • Golden GAC 900 fabric painting medium
     
    Golden GAC 900 fabric painting medium
    from 14,60 €
    acrylic polymer binding agent, water-based, liquid consistency, milky-white in liquid condition, hazard warning: Xn = hazardous to health
  • Golden gesso
    2 Variants
    Golden gesso
    from 13,90 €
    primer coat for acrylic and oil paints, pigments in acrylic copolymer, water-based, liquid consistency, high coverage (opaque), matte and flexible when dry, can be thinned with water, highly lightfast (non-fading),...
  • Lascaux Structura modelling paste
    3 Variants
    Lascaux Structura modelling paste
    from 15,95 €
    light texture paste for acrylic paints, pure acrylic dispersion with modified quartz fillers, fine grained, can be thinned with water, satin-matte and elastic-hard when dry, absorbent, can be sanded, age-resistant,...
  • Daler-Rowney interference medium shimmering colour
    7 Variants
    Daler-Rowney interference medium shimmering colour
    from 6,50 €
    water-based, high viscosity, elastic-hard and waterproof when dry, colours are intermixable and can be mixed with acrylic paint
  • Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic medium
    2 Variants
    Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic medium
    from 6,10 €
    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...
  • 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),...
  • Golden Light Molding paste
     
    Golden Light Molding paste
    from 13,70 €
    acrylic polymer binding agent with lightweight filler, water-based, extra pasty consistency, white and opaque; semi-matte when dry, absorbent, flexible, can be sanded; miscible with acrylic paints, other pastes, gels...
  • Royal Talens Amsterdam gel medium
    2 Variants
    Royal Talens Amsterdam gel medium
    from 10,30 €
    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...
  • Royal Talens Amsterdam retarder
     
    Royal Talens Amsterdam retarder
    from 6,20 €
    delays the drying time of acrylic paints, slowly evaporating polyhydric alcohol, transparent colourless, can be thinned with water, maximum additive amount to acrylic paint is 5%
  • Golden Self Leveling clear gel
     
    Golden Self Leveling clear gel
    from 14,60 €
    acrylic polymer binding agent, water-based, slow-flowing, pourable, milky white when liquid (wet), transparent colourless and high gloss when dry; mixable with acrylic paints, other gels and painting mediums;...
  • Schmincke golden flakes-gel for acrylics
     
    Schmincke golden flakes-gel for acrylics
    from 7,10 €
    sculpturing metallic effect gel for acrylic painting, made of pure acrylate, pigments, additives and water; pH is 8-10, gold-coloured, pasty consistency, metallic/crystaline when dry, no hazardous label required by...
  • Golden Retarder
     
    Golden Retarder
    from 9,50 €
    agent for lengthening the open (drying) time of acrylic paints, amount of additive to the paint should not exceed 30%
  • Golden Heavy gel
    3 Variants
    Golden Heavy gel
    from 14,60 €
    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,...
  • Golden Regular gel
    3 Variants
    Golden Regular gel
    from 14,60 €
    acrylic polymer binding agent, water-based, pasty consistency, white when liquid, transparent or, alternatively, translucent colourless when dry, can be mixed with acrylic paints, other gels, pastes and painting...
  • Golden Clear Granular gel
     
    Golden Clear Granular gel
    from 15,50 €
    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...
  • Royal Talens modelling paste Amsterdam
     
    Royal Talens modelling paste Amsterdam
    from 10,30 €
    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...
  • Schmincke crystal flakes-gel for acrylics
     
    Schmincke crystal flakes-gel for acrylics
    from 6,40 €
    modelling effect gel for acrylic painting, made of pure acrylate, transparent polyester glitter, additives and water; pH is 8-10, transparent, pasty consistency, white crystalline when dry, no hazardous label required...
  • Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
    2 Variants
    Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
    from 10,50 €
    pure acrylic polymer emulsion, water-based, milky white, transparent colourless when dry
  • Golden Crackle paste
     
    Golden Crackle paste
    from 14,60 €
    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...
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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