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Golden GAC 800 Pouring Medium

Manufacturer: Golden

The Golden Artist Colours GAC800 is a pouring medium for fluid acrylic painting  that reduces crazing in puddles, pours, and other thin pourable paint applications. "Crazing" is the formation of crevices in surfaces that develop as acrylic paints and mediums dry. The addition of GAC800 promotes drying with a smooth, even film, good gloss and flexibility, but with moderate clarity.

For pouring use in conjunction with Goldens High Flow acrylics, Golden Fluid Acrylics or Acrylics Inks

The best painting surface for acrylic pouring is a Primed Panel. This surface is less affected by the weight of the wet product compared to stretched canvas. The panel needs to be resistant to warping from water, so sealing the surface with one or more coats of Goldens GAC100 or any acrylic primer is best.

Ideally start around 10 parts GAC800 to one part Fluid Acrylic, then mix and store the paint overnight in a sealed container.

This allows the bubbles incurred during mixing to rise and pop, resulting in clean pours with sharp edges. These mixtures produce clear colour edges. Solid colour pours can be used over an entire canvas.

Acrylic pours are relatively slow drying paint layers and will continue to develop as they dry, dust and other items can easily become imbedded into the film. So avoid painting outside and properly prepare your workspace. Next, be sure the table top or floor you are working on is also clean and level. Even slight angles can cause issues with pours.

Put down plastic sheeting to catch excess paint and control the temperature level in the studio as much as possible, dont try to speed up drying time. Dry climates increase the chance of crazes developing resulting from liquid acrylic products skinning over during initial drying while the underlying liquid paint is still very fresh.

  •  Coverage roughly 1 litre per metre would allow enough

 

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worked well
worked well better priced than the other brands, will buy a larger size next time
From: steve | Date: 25/10/2017 3:59 PM
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awesome stuff
made a huge pour with silicone oil, looks great cant wait to do more
From: ANNELIESE | Date: 25/10/2017 4:01 PM
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if only they made a 20 litre
using so much of this i would buy it by the truckload if they made it, more pouring
From: Natasha | Date: 25/10/2017 4:10 PM
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wow
this stuff is amazing! was using terrible hardware products and failing all the time, as soon as i used this my pours cam out so much better! will by the 4 litre next time
From: Judith | Date: 13/11/2017 12:52 PM
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This is the right stuff to use!
found out i was doing it wrong all along, i was using lots of cheap paints and only a small amount of pouring medium, was advised to use the gac 800 and a small amount of golden high flow & now my pours turn out flawless! i cant recommend this stuff enough.
From: leighton | Date: 5/03/2018 9:48 PM
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Great value for money
By far the cheapest bulk pouring medium I’ve found! Quality is great, and it’s really easy to work with. Great product- not to mention the speedy delivery and efficiency of the art to art team!
From: Guest | Date: 13/06/2018 8:55 AM
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Brilliant product
Exactly what I needed for fluid art effect highly recommended
From: Guest | Date: 4/09/2018 2:38 PM
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Gag800 and golden range
I recently started painting again the range of Golden acrylic paints is really good and amazing to paint with gac800 is a great medium has made painting a joy again thank you art to art for your great range and helpful speedy service
From: Guest | Date: 28/09/2018 7:15 AM
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