What is GAC 800 used for?
What is GAC 800 used for?
GAC 800 is a low-crazing extender for pouring acrylic colors. “Crazing” is the formation crevices in surfaces that develop as acrylic paints and mediums dry. The addition of GAC 800 promotes drying with a smooth, even film, good gloss and flexibility, but with moderate clarity.
What is a substitute for GAC 800?
Fluid Acrylics are the closest paint line with the consistency of GAC 800.
Is GAC 100 the same as gesso?
GOLDEN Fluid Matte Medium, Matte Medium or GAC 100 (for acrylics) will all work well as clear “gessoes” to allow the look and texture of the canvas or other support to show through. GOLDEN Fluid Matte Medium and Matte Medium will result in a clear and matte surface, while the GAC 100 yields a glossy finish.
What is GAC 400 used for?
GAC 400: Fabric Stiffener / Rabbitskin Glue Alternative. Most useful for priming fabrics (cotton, linen, silk, etc.) when stiffness is desired. Used as a rabbitskin glue alternative when applied directly to raw canvas or linen. Allows sculpting and shaping of draped fabrics.
What is the difference between GAC 800 and 900?
The addition of GAC 800 promotes drying with a smooth, even film, good gloss and flexibility, but with moderate clarity. GAC 800 is also useful for adhesion to chalky surfaces. GAC 900 Medium – Fabric painting medium. Heatset fabric painting medium, offers a very soft hand and laundering stability.
What does GAC 200 do?
GAC 200 is an acrylic polymer designed for increasing film hardness. The hardest and least flexible of our polymers, GAC 200 is ideal for mixing with acrylic colors to increase film hardness and reduce dry film tack. This is particularly useful when using masking tools such as painter’s tape.
What’s the difference between GAC 800 and GAC 900?
What is GAC 800 made of?
GAC 800 is also useful for adhesion to chalky surfaces. GAC (short for Golden Artist Colors) Specialty Acrylic Polymers are based on 100% acrylic polymer emulsions. The GACs are useful as mediums or modifiers of acrylic paints.
How long does Golden GAC100 take to dry?
Allow the GAC100 to dry completely and follow with an additional coat. Do not sand between layers. Before applying oil primer or the painting ground, allow the GAC100 to dry for 1-3 days so that the sealer can coalesce into a uniform film for maximum protection.
How do you use GAC?
GAC 200. Enhance adhesion. Use on non-absorbent rigid surfaces (such as metal or glass) before applying paint to help adhesion between paint and surface. Mix in with paints to make them harder, for use outdoors and/or on non-absorbent rigid surfaces.
What does GAC 900 do?
GAC 900 is a Fabric Painting Medium which when heat set offers a very soft hand and laundering ability. This product is most useful to artists painting on clothing. GAC 900 can be blended with various acrylic colors to produce fabric paints that can be airbrushed, hand brushed, or screen applied.
What does GAC 800 do for acrylic paint?
Golden Artist Colors GAC 800 is a low-crazing extender for pouring acrylic colors. “Crazing” is the formation crevices in surfaces that develop as acrylic paints and mediums dry. The addition of GAC 800 promotes drying with a smooth, even film, good gloss and flexibility, but with moderate clarity.
What does GAC stand for in Golden Artist Colors?
First things first! What does GAC stand for? This acronym stands for GOLDEN’s official company name GOLDEN ARTIST COLORS. The GAC is used in the product names for six Special Purpose Mediums. Each GAC medium is specially formulated for a specific purpose. These mediums all have one thing in common – they are all thin in consistency.
Which is the best GAC medium for painting?
Useful for thinning or extending colors as well as increasing flexibility. Wets out solids more readily than other polymers and is useful for creating homemade paints. GAC 100 provides basic protection from Support Induced Discoloration (SID) GAC 200 Medium – Promotes adhesion and film hardness.
What makes GAC different from other Golden mediums?
The consistency of the GAC polymers is very fluid, and thinner than other GOLDEN Mediums. Since they do not have thickeners added, these polymers will reduce the thickness of most GOLDEN Acrylic Paints.