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Introducing New GOLDEN Heavy Body Light Value Colors

  We are pleased to announce seven new additions to the GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics line. This latest offering of balanced mixtures are created using lightfast pigments from our Exterior Mural list, which are then tinted with Titanium White to create convenience colors. Although relatively simple blends, they can be difficult to consistently mix by […]

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GAC 800 mixed 10:1 with Fluid Acrylic Pyrrole Red and Cerulean Blue

Paint Additions into GAC 800 for Pouring Applications

Paint Additions Into GAC 800 for Pouring Applications Several rounds of test mixtures of GAC 800 and GOLDEN paints. By far, the most popular GOLDEN Acrylic Medium used for pouring paints is GAC 800. Our Heavy Body Acrylics, Fluid Acrylics, and High Flow Acrylic paint lines readily blend with this free-flowing medium. These mixtures will merge […]

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One of three new test fences recently erected on the south facing lawn at GOLDEN Artist Colors, Inc. in New Berlin, New York.

GOLDEN Begins Extensive On-Site Exterior Mural Testing

Direct, exterior exposure is highly demanding on coatings, with the test fences set at a 45º angle to maximize the effect of sun, rain, snow and ice. In 1993 and again in 2009, long-term exterior tests of the acrylic colors lasting 4 and 3 years respectively were conducted in South Florida. From these results and in […]

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Aesthetics of Varnishing Transparent Watercolor

This article briefly explores the permanent changes created by varnishing transparent watercolor on paper, in particular the aesthetic changes to color, value, texture, and sheen. Keep in mind that varnishing also changes the nature of the painting through the permanent addition of acrylic. While there are several approaches to varnishing watercolor, we only focused on […]

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SID Testing of Various Sealers on Hardboard where we looked at how effective GAC 100. Polymer Medium, and BIN were when using OPEN and Regular Gel.

OPEN Acrylics, Shellac, and SID

In many ways this article is a continuation from an earlier one,  Waterproof India Inks and Shellac-based Primers, which focused mostly on the alkaline sensitivity of shellac-based india inks when used with acrylics. However, towards the end of the article we briefly looked at  Zinsser’s B-I-N®, a common pigmented shellac primer, to see if it had similar […]

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