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Derivan Acrylic Mediums

These mediums add even more versatility to the Derivan Student and Derivan Acrylic ranges, unlocking the door to many different and varied techniques.

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DERM1CM DERM1CM DERIVAN 1Ltr WATER BASED CRACKING MEDIUM. Used in conjunction with Background colours to create cracking effect. 2 Login For Price
DERM1EG DERM1EG DERIVAN 1 Litre GESSO PRIMER. A very economic primer for canvas or board. Serves as a suitable non-cracking painting ground for acrylics. Low sheen finish with pleasant granular tooth to prevent brush slippage. 3 Login For Price
DERM1PM DERM1PM DERIVAN POURING MEDIUM 1 Ltr. Can also be used as a high gloss varnish. Using a brush is recommended when varnishing flexible surfaces to avoid pulling due to surface tension of the product. If pouring, it must go onto a rigid substrate. Water based and non-toxic. 2 Login For Price
DERM25018 DERM25018 *DERIVAN 250ml PRE-ANTIQUING MEDIUM. Protects painted surface before antiquing. 1 Login For Price
DERM250CM DERM250CM DERIVAN 250ml WATERBASED CRACKING MEDIUM. Used in conjunction with Background colours to create cracking effect. 2 Login For Price
DERM250CS DERM250CS DERIVAN CLEAR SEALER MEDIUM 250ml. This Medium is primarily used to provide a clear sealant layer to substrates. Applied to raw-wood, it forms a transparent seal without which the wood will absorb the paint resulting in a patchy, uneven surface. Sealing also prevents the natural wood tannins from seeping into the paint and causing discolouration. Can also be used to enable painting on glass, metal, terracotta pots etc. 1 Login For Price
DERM250DR DERM250DR DERIVAN DRYING RETARDER MEDIUM 250ml. This Medium is primarily used to retard or slow the drying time of the paint. Adding up to 3% retarder into the colour will result in a slightly more fluid colour that will stay wet for much longer. The second method is by utilising a hand pumped spray bottle (atomiser) and spray the retarder onto the paint area required to be kept wet. 1 Login For Price
DERM250FF DERM250FF DERIVAN FABRIC FIXATIVE MEDIUM 250ml. Derivan fabric and textile fixative medium can be used with Derivan student and artist acrylic paint colours for fabric painting with acrylic paint. This textile/fabric medium will keep the colours bright and washable. Also provides for smoother application and brush flow, minimises colour bleed plus a softer handle to the fabric. 1 Login For Price
DERM250GM DERM250GM DERIVAN GEL PAINTING MEDIUM 250ml. Modern paint technology has facilitated the production of a true clear Gel Medium. The purpose of the Derivan Gel Medium is to act as a clear transparent gel gloss colour extender in the production of brilliant coloured glazes and as a transparent impasto for thick 3-dimensional brush and knife applications of Derivan Acrylics. Its prime requirement is to be thick and buttery whilst remaining fully transparent. 1 Login For Price
DERM250GP DERM250GP DERIVAN WHITE GESSO PRIMER 250ml. Derivan Gesso is a great primer for canvas, board or even paper. The strong white ground gives an excellent tooth for easy paint manipulation. Being a water-based product, Derivan Gesso can be thinned down with water if desired. If working on canvas, Derivan Gesso will tighten the canvas when dry giving a taut ground on which to paint. Derivan Gesso can also be used to paint over old acrylic works to give the artist a like new surface to paint on. If more than one coat is desired, then it is advisable to sand lightly between coats to obtain a smooth finish. 1 Login For Price
DERM250GV DERM250GV DERIVAN POLYMER GLOSS VARNISH 250ml. This Gloss Medium can be used as a gloss finishing varnish and as a glossy additive to the paint.Mixed with Derivan acrylic colours, it increases gloss and flow characteristics. Used as a finishing varnish, it produces a strong, protective, tack-free, clear film. 0 Login For Price
DERM250IM DERM250IM DERIVAN WHITE GESSO PRIMER 250ml. Derivan Gesso is a great primer for canvas, board or even paper. The strong white ground gives an excellent tooth for easy paint manipulation. Being a water-based product, Derivan Gesso can be thinned down with water if desired. If working on canvas, Derivan Gesso will tighten the canvas when dry giving a taut ground on which to paint. Derivan Gesso can also be used to paint over old acrylic works to give the artist a like new surface to paint on. If more than one coat is desired, then it is advisable to sand lightly between coats to obtain a smooth finish. 1 Login For Price
DERM250MV DERM250MV DERIVAN POLYMER MATT VARNISH 250ml. Used as a final varnish over a dried, well-cured acrylic painting when a flat, matt or very low sheen finish is required. Most suitable as a protective coating particularly over large works exposed to damage in public galleries, commercial paintings required for floodlit photographic reproduction and paintings that would be improved by eliminating unbalanced glossy highlights. It is water-based and may appear slightly milky whilst wet however this effect disappears when the film is dry. 0 Login For Price
DERM250PM DERM250PM DERIVAN POURING MEDIUM 250ml. Can also be used as a high gloss varnish. Using a brush is recommended when varnishing flexible surfaces to avoid pulling due to surface tension of the product. If pouring, it must go onto a rigid substrate. Water based and non-toxic. 2 Login For Price
DERM250VT DERM250VT DERIVAN 250ml VISCOSITY THICKENER MEDIUM. A direct stir in thickener, it produces thick impasto paint when one teaspoon is mixed into 250ml students/art school grade paint. 2 Login For Price
DERM250WG DERM250WG DERIVAN POURING MEDIUM 250ml. Can also be used as a high gloss varnish. Using a brush is recommended when varnishing flexible surfaces to avoid pulling due to surface tension of the product. If pouring, it must go onto a rigid substrate. Water based and non-toxic. 2 Login For Price
DERM2EG DERM2EG DERIVAN 2 Litre GESSO PRIMER. A very economic primer for canvas or board. Serves as a suitable non-cracking painting ground for acrylics. Low sheen finish with pleasant granular tooth" to prevent brush slippage." 2 Login For Price
DERM2NI DERM2NI DERIVAN 2Ltr IMPASTO MEDIUM. Imparts knife edge structuring qualities to paints without colour distortion. Ideal for simulated oil painting, texturing and three dimensional effects. Does not crack or shrink. 1 Login For Price
DERM2PV DERM2PV DERIVAN 2Ltr WATER-BASED POLY GLOSS VARNISH. Strong, flexible, non-tacky, water resistant varnish to protect acrylic paintings. Flows easily and dries quickly to a transparent gloss finish. 0 Login For Price
DERM4EG DERM4EG DERIVAN 4 Litre GESSO PRIMER. A very economic primer for canvas or board. Serves as a suitable non-cracking painting ground for acrylics. Low sheen finish with pleasant granular tooth to prevent brush slippage. 0 Login For Price
DERM500EG DERM500EG DERIVAN 500ml ECONOMY GESSO. A very economic primer for canvas or board. Serves as a suitable non-cracking painting ground for acrylics. Low sheen finish with pleasant granular tooth to prevent brush slippage. 2 Login For Price
DERM500NI DERM500NI DERIVAN 500ml IMPASTO MEDIUM. Imparts knife edge structuring qualities to paints without colour distortion. Ideal for simulated oil painting, texturing and three dimensional effects. Does not crack or shrink. 3 Login For Price
DERM500PV DERM500PV DERIVAN 500ml WATER-BASED POLY.VARNISH. Strong, flexible, non-tacky, water resistant varnish to protect acrylic paintings. Flows easily and dries quickly to a transparent gloss finish. 0 Login For Price
DERM500R DERM500R DERIVAN DRYING RETARDER MEDIUM 250ml. This Medium is primarily used to retard or slow the drying time of the paint. Adding up to 3% retarder into the colour will result in a slightly more fluid colour that will stay wet for much longer. The second method is by utilising a hand pumped spray bottle (atomiser) and spray the retarder onto the paint area required to be kept wet.. This Medium is primarily used to retard or slow the drying time of the paint. Adding up to 3% retarder into the colour will result in a slightly more fluid colour that will stay wet for much longer. The second method is by utilising a hand pumped spray bottle (atomiser) and spray the retarder onto the paint area required to be kept wet. 2 Login For Price
DERM500SM DERM500SM DERIVAN 500ml SPREADER MEDIUM. Flow promoter, drying retarder and glazing medium. Effective in watercolour work, multiple layer glazing and for large solid colour areas. 2 Login For Price
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