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Dries translucent with a satin/matte finish.
Viscosity and body similar to Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color.
Liquitex Matte Gel Medium has greater adhesion than Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium
and Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel Medium.
Translucent when wet, transparent when dry. Thicker applications result in less
transparent dry medium films.
Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color to obtain paint similar in color depth
to oil paint.
Color mix will dry to a satin sheen.


Texture: Thick

Sheen: Matte

Relative Opacity: Translucent


Application as an Extender:
Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase
translucency, while maintaining paint viscosity.
Mix with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase
translucency, while increasing paint viscosity.

Application as a Ground:
Recommended as a translucent ground (size), for acrylic paint with excellent
tooth and adhesion, as an alternative to gesso. Will allow some color and
texture of the support to show through. Use as a substitute size for the hide
glue size traditionally used for oil paintings.
To prevent Substrate Induced Discoloration (SID), wash cotton or linen canvas
before use.
Exterior Murals: If the support or wall is very rough, a coat of Liquitex Matte
Gel Medium should be brushed or toweled onto the surface prior to gesso
application.

Application for Impasto Effects:
Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Color for impasto effects that dry to a
matte sheen.
Applications in Collage:
Makes an excellent glue for collage and

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