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Golden Wetting Agent (Acrylic Flow Release) 236ml

RRP £19.95

GOLDEN Wetting Agent (Previously known as Acrylic Flow Release) is a surfactant. A surfactant is a concentrated surface-active liquid which reduces surface tension, thus improving wetting and increasing the flow of acrylic waterborne paints.

There are several ways to use surfactants in acrylic painting. They are used to "wet out" pigments to ease their introduction into an acrylic resin, medium or gel, can be added to thinner paint mixtures, such as stains, to help reduce surface tension and are very useful for staining techniques, as it dramatically reduces the surface tension between the stain (paint/water) and the support.

Certain supports, especially raw canvas, are inherently water repelling in nature and require the use of such a surface-active agent to allow the stain to wet and penetrate into the support.

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