Liquitex Matte Medium

  • Description
  • How to Use

Give your paint a matte finish, while thinning and extending its volume. Or use as a collaging adhesive and fixative.

What it does

  • Reduces surface gloss, increases colour depth and transparency
  • Lowers viscosity of heavier body paints, giving increased flow
  • Extends your colour 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


  • Painting
  • Collaging & mixed media
  • Photo transfers
  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • Mix with Gloss Medium to create a custom satin fluid medium
  • 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
  • This is semi-opaque when wet, transparent when dry
  • To fix pastel, graphite or chalk, mix 1 part medium to 1 part distilled water and apply with an atomizer or airbrush
  • Apply with a brush/sponge as a lightweight collaging glue

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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118ml Product Code: 3901080
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  • Perfect - Liquitex Matte Medium 946ml

    I go through loads of this stuff and it's perfect for pasting my collage papers onto my surface. Dawn Maciocia (Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom) on 19 Aug 2012
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  • Liberal use - Liquitex Matte Medium 118ml

    Not as strong as I would have liked. I could have done with a bigger pot and more liberal use. Trevor Barton (Oxford, United Kingdom) on 10 Jul 2012
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  • Got yer washes right here! - Liquitex Matte Medium 946ml

    Mix with ink or pigment and you'll more wash than you can shake a stick at for a fraction of the cost. Also good for glazes, candy-coats, paint recovery, thinning paints without pigment break and if desperate airbrushing (but the AB medium is much better. Jim Lomas (Colchester, United Kingdom) on 28 Aug 2014
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