Basics Mediums

Your essential starter gesso, mediums and varnishes

Basics acrylic mediums are excellent student-quality formulas - ideal when you're starting out, when you're on a budget or when you're experimenting. Find a medium to help prep your surfaces, adjust paint consistency, flow and sheen. You can change color opacity, drying time and texture, and protect your finished work.

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An opaque, matte, titanium white acrylic gesso to prepare your surfaces before painting. Use it on canvas or any acrylic-friendly substrate.

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Fluids, Gels
& Pastes

A choice of fluids and gels to thin and thicken your paint, plus modeling pastes for building 3D shape. Use to make your color go further or to adjust shine levels.


Add something a bit different to your work. Build bold surface texture, or add multi-dimensional, pearlescent lustre. Mix into color or mediums, or use on their own, straight from the tube.

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A choice of matte and gloss archival varnishes to protect your finished work from UV damage, dirt and dust

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Customize your Color

Whether you’re prepping your surface, altering viscosity, or even sealing your finished work, Basics Mediums are essential for experimenting and enhancing your paint practice.

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