Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish

Why buy 2 separate products if you can buy this one? Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish - excellent 2-in-1 product! Overview by Smart Art Materials

Why purchase two separate products if you can get two in one? Let me introduce you to Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish! At first, I was very skeptical about the product that combines two different functions, but then I tried it and I absolutely loved it! Let's take a look closer.

Liquitex Gloss Acrylic Medium and Varnish

Why buy 2 separate products if you can buy this one? Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish - excellent 2-in-1 product! Overview by Smart Art MaterialsBrand: Liquitex
Size: 4 oz - 128 oz
Finish: Gloss
Consistency: Fluid (similar to warm honey)
Use for: 
Acrylic painting  (intermixable with waterbased paints and acrylic mediums)
Price: $9.13 - $60.27
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(rating is 4.5on 364 reviews - very high!)

Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish Product is lightweight and non-toxic, it dries to a non-tacky, hard, flexible surface. Intermixable with Liquitex Professional Acrylic Paint Colors and Mediums. When mixed with acrylic paint it workes as a fluid gloss medium. Available in several sizes.  

I think that this 2-in-1 combo is amazing! Not only you get a great varnish, but also a fluid gloss medium that can enchase you whole painting process! What does exactly this medium do? It enhances the color depth and intensity, increases transparency, gloss, the flow of a paint, improves adhesion of paint film. Click here to get more information about different types of acrylic mediums.

I use this product as a medium the most when I want to:

  • increase transparency of a paint for special effects.
  • thin the paint for a large surface coverage or painting in layers.
  • glue something on a painting surface for a mixed media technique/collage.
  • add gloss, depth, and shine to a paint.

As you can see, Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish is a pretty cool multipurpose product, that is actually very reasonably priced. Experiment with adding it to your paint or enjoy the gloss coat it adds when used as a varnish. Let me know if you have any questions about this product! Have fun experimenting! 



2 thoughts on “Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish

  1. Stella says:

    Hello Olga;

    You are right. This looks like an interesting product.

    I recently started painting again as a hobby and a way to relax between writing sessions.

    I haven’t done much with using varnish or medium yet. But this looks like something that I would enjoy experimenting with to broaden my skills.

    I notice that it comes in smaller sizes so that I can try it out before getting a larger size. Do you know if it stores well without drying out?

    Thanks for the good info!
    Stella 🙂

    • Olga says:

      Hi Stella,

      Thank you for your questions! First of all, I encourage you to give mediums a try – they are so much fun! And varnishing is also a very important step if you want to preserve some of your paintings, you can read more about it in this article. What about your next question, all of the Liquitex products, including their paint, gesso, and mediums, are professional quality, so they all have extended shelf life, so they store extremely well without drying out! 

      Have fun experimenting with new product and let me know if you are going to have more question 😉

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