Liquitex Glazing Medium

  • Description
  • How to Use

Liquitex glazing medium is a fluid painting medium which enables you to create brilliant jewel like glazes with acrylic artist colours. It has excellent brushing and levelling qualities and dries quickly enabling rapid successive layers. You can mix it with any amount of acrylic paint, but small quantities of colour provide the most transparency. Any colour can be mixed with the glazing medium, but it is most effective when mixed with transparent or translucent colours. Once dry, it is flexible, non-yellowing and water resistant. 

What it does

  • Increases color depth, transparency and surface gloss
  • Dries quickly for rapid layering
  • Lowers viscosity and minimizes brush strokes
  • Extends your color further without affecting acrylic stability
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality


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Use with

  • Acrylic paints/mediums

Use on

  • All acrylic-friendly surfaces


  • Glazing
  • Layering
  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • Use with transparent and semi-transparent colours for rich glazed effects
  • Can be thinned by diluting with up to 25% water - distilled water will give best results
  • Mix as much as you like into acrylic colour to create the viscosity and transparency you want - the more you add, the thinner and more transparent your colour will become
  • Stir gently to avoid creating foam - if bubbles appear, leave it to sit while the bubbles rise and disappear
  • Colour will temporarily lighten and then return to its original level when dry
  • Mix with Slo-Dri Medium or Slow-Dri Fluid Additive if you want to extend working time
  • Let each layer dry completely before applying the next
  • Apply to dry, painted areas to change colouration without losing established detail

How not to use it

  • Do not shake or vigorously over-brush as this can result in a foggy, hazy look when dry
  • Do not use with any non-acrylic media
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  • Used with liquitex paint gives a wonderful sheen - Liquitex Glazing Medium 118ml

    Has made such a difference to my pictures, the glazing technique brings colour and focus to my pictures Adrienne Rollason (Broadstairs, United Kingdom) on 3 Apr 2012
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  • I love this medium, makes glazing super easy. - Liquitex Glazing Medium 118ml

    This is my favorite medium so far, but as with all mediums, I find I use a lot, as their use suits my style of working. Much better than using water, but its a shame they are so expensive. Venice Sedgwick (Accrington, United Kingdom) on 14 Nov 2015
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  • great - Liquitex Glazing Medium 237ml

    Does what it says on the bottle :)
    Helps keep paints transparent for more layers than gloss or matte medium does. Dries very glossy.

    Works well with airbrushes for making something akin to 'candy colours' - dyes suspended in lacquer. Still though after some layers even the glaze medium + acrylic colours ends up opaque. Robert Knight (Nuneaton, United Kingdom) on 15 Sep 2013
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