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Americana's wide range of mediums and specialty products work together with Americana Acrylics to allow you to create a variety of special effects and perform special painting techniques.
Apply this medium to improve acrylic paint adhesion on slick surfaces like plastics, metals, wax, glass, porcelain, glazed ceramics, and more.
Increase the open or working time of acrylics by mixing equal parts of this medium with the paint. It also facilitates blending to make stroke work easier.
Add this clear, semi-gloss medium to paint for shading and highlighting. Mix equal parts with acrylics for glazing on walls, furniture, and hard craft surfaces.
Transform regular acrylic paints into a shimmery, pearlescent paint with this medium. It can be used alone to highlight already-painted surfaces or mixed with equal parts acrylic paints.
Create a washable, permanent paint for fabric by mixing this medium in equal parts with acrylics. It improves the bond to the fabric and helps prevent cracking, peeling, and fading.
Apply this medium after base coating with the color you want to appear through the cracks. Top with the final coat of paint and it will crackle as it dries to create an eggshell pattern, giving a vintage, distressed finish.
Make wood stains of any color by mixing this medium in equal parts with acrylic paint. It can be also be used to help antique pre-painted projects.
Seal raw wood and improve acrylic paint adhesion with this sealer. It can be used as a basecoat or mixed with paint, and works on non-porous surfaces such as metal, plastic, and glass.
Create a wash by thinning Americana Acrylics with Drying Time Extender to make floating and shading easier.
Create a glaze by mixing Glazing Medium with Americana Acrylics to easily do marbleizing and other faux finish techniques.
Create a fabric paint by adding Fabric Painting Medium to Americana Acrylics to create a washable paint. Let dry for 24 to 48 hours and then heat set before washing.
Create crackle finishes by applying Weathered Wood over a basecoat of Americana Acrylics. After it dries, paint a contrasting color over the Weathered Wood and allow to dry naturally for crackling.
Thin Americana Acrylics with 30% Drying Time Extender to use in air brushes.
Add Drying Time Extender to Americana Acryilcs to create transparent water color effects.
Mix Chalk Finish Medium in the following ratios: 4 parts matte paint to 1 part medium (4:1), 1 part satin paint to 1 part medium (1:1), or 1 part gloss paint to 2 parts medium (1:2).