Golden offers artists a number of Acrylic Additives to manipulate and control the performance of acrylic media.
Acrylic Flow Release is an additive used to reduce surface tension of the water in the acrylic emulsion, therefore increasing the slickness and flow of the paint. I t is effective for achieving rich stains on a porous surface. Retarder is an additive used to increase the open (drying) time of acrylic paints. It is useful for wet in wet techniques and reducing skinning on the palette. Silkscreen Medium is a water-borne system designed to blend with acrylic paints for silkscreen application.