Matisse Acrylic Medium can be used as a final varnish over a dried, well-cured acrylic painting when a flat, matt or very low sheen is required (and the use of Matisse Matt Varnish (turps-based) is not appropriate).
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.
Although it can be used in a mixture with Matisse paint, its effect within the paint would not be as pronounced as when using Matisse Matt Medium which contains a far greater percentage of flattening agents.
Further Techinical Information:
MM9 MATISSE ACRYLIC MEDIUM
(Low viscosity binder medium)
MM9 Acrylic Painting Medium is a pure acrylic binder
Used in formulating Matisse colours and acts as the prin- cipal paint dilutant when not using water. Water may be used with the Matisse colours, however, the addi- tion of more than 30-50% water to Matisse colours will reduce not only their colour strength (which, of course, is generally the required result) but will also reduce the “binding” capacity of the Matisse colours. This may lead to Matisse colours becoming water sensitive. Although white in colour when wet, it will not alter the colour of the paint when dry, (however it may increase the gloss level).
MM9 Acrylic Painting Medium with its low sheen and good adhesion makes it a suitable transparent primer or surface conditioner for canvas, paper or board.