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Americana Mediums and Specialty Products

Americana® Mediums & Specialty Products

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.

Texture Sand Medium

Texture Sand Medium

Ultra-fine grit paste that mixes with any water-based acrylic paint to create stunning textural effects. It can be tinted or painted once dry.

Paint Adhesion Medium

Paint Adhesion Medium

Apply this medium to improve acrylic paint adhesion on slick surfaces like plastics, metals, wax, glass, porcelain, glazed ceramics, and more.

Drying Time Extender

Drying Time Extender™

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.

Glazing Medium

Glazing Medium™

Create a custom glazed finish by mixing this clear, semi-gloss medium with any DecoArt acrylic paint. Mix with water 1:1. Then add up to 35% of acrylic paint. Apply with a brush, sponge, or other texture tool.

Pearlizing Medium

Pearlizing Medium™

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.

Fabric Painting Medium

Fabric Painting Medium™

Create a washable, permanent paint for fabric by mixing this medium with acrylics, using two parts paint and one part medium. It improves the bond to the fabric and helps prevent cracking, peeling, and fading.

Weathered Wood

Weathered Wood™

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.

Staining/Antiquing Medium

Staining/Antiquing Medium™

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.

Multi-Purpose Sealer

Multi-Purpose™ Sealer

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.

How to Use Mediums & Specialty Products

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 Acrylics to create transparent water color effects.