Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds

Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds

Select from our range of Oils, Acrylic, Sprays, Watercolour and Raw Materials. If you would like to know more please read our blog post "the differences between solvents".


Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds: Oil

Acrylic

  • Matisse Mm28 Polymer Satin Varnish NZD $29.95
    MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish is used as a final varnish over a dried, well-cured acrylic painting when a satin or very mid level sheen is required (and the use of MM29 Satin Varnish(turps-based) is not appropriate).Polymer water-based varnishes may appear to be slightly hazy whilst in solution. This is an optical effect produced by light refraction of acrylic particles suspended within the water-based medium. The effect disappears when the film is dry. As acrylics dry very rapidly, care should be taken to apply varnish pre-diluted with water. Polymer Varnish, applied in very thick layers on a hot day, could trap moisture,resulting in a cloudy film which would be very difficult to correct.... more »
  • Glow in the Dark Medium NZD $8.20 Out of Stock
    Apply one or two coats to any craft or fabric surface. Paint will absorb the light and glow in the dark. 59ml... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Gesso NZD $18.95 - $58.95 5 items
  • Daler-Rowney Mediums NZD $6.99 - $165.03 22 items
  • PVA Size NZD $20.30 - $39.95
    Diluted with distilled water, PVA size is a contemporary size for fabric support. PVA seals the fabric but does not re-absorb atmospheric moisture, preventing the size layer from swelling and shrinking. It has a neutral pH and does not yellow, plus it retains its flexibility, does not emit harmful volatiles, and protects fabric from the ground. PVA does not tighten the fabric like rabbit skin glue, so stretch fabric tightly. ... more »
    2 items
  • Jo Sonjas Polyurethane Varnish 250ml NZD $22.90
    Durable formulation for indoor & outdoor use Clear, non-yellowing, quick drying. Approximate coverage: 1ml = 215sq centimeters... more »
    3 items

Sprays

  • Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish Gloss NZD $24.95
    Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish features a latex enamel formula that provides a permanent, protective, non-yellowing finish without the strong odor of traditional coatings. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, it may be applied on plastic, silk flowers, papier mâché, ceramic, plaster, glass, metal, wood, and craft foam. Choose from gloss or matte finishes.... more »
  • Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish Matte NZD $24.95 Out of Stock
    Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish features a latex enamel formula that provides a permanent, protective, non-yellowing finish without the strong odor of traditional coatings. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, it may be applied on plastic, silk flowers, papier mâché, ceramic, plaster, glass, metal, wood, and craft foam. Choose from gloss or matte finishes.... more »
  • Krylon Kamar Varnish NZD $23.95
    Krylon Kamar Varnish provides clear, lasting protection for oil, acrylic, and water-based paints. It's free of the impurities found in natural varnish, so it will not yellow with age. It allows reworking of the painting, and it can be safely removed by conservators for restoration.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney 400ml Artist Clear Picture Varnish NZD $32.95
    A removable picture varnish for a clear even gloss, which will not yellow or bloom. May be used on both oil and acrylic painting.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney 150ml Artist Clear Picture Varnish NZD $18.95
    A removable picture varnish for a clear even gloss, which will not yellow or bloom. May be used on both oil and acrylic painting.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney 400ml Perfix Aerosol NZD $22.95 Out of Stock
    Pastel Fixative is a perfect colourless fixative for pastels, crayon or charcoal drawing.... more »

Watercolour

Raw Materials

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