GOLDEN Acrylic Glazing Liquid (AGL) is a 100% Acrylic, water-based emulsion, developed to be used with waterborne paint systems for interior glazing applications. Acrylic Glazing Liquid can be used for a wide variety of techniques, which require longer open times, including:
- Wood Graining
- Trompe L'Oeil
- Additive and Subtractive Techniques
- Fine Art Applications
Acrylic Glazing Liquid also proves useful in fine art glazing applications, such as mural and easel painting. Use this product in the same manner as an oil painter uses linseed oil and turpentine. Below is a list of possible uses of Acrylic Glazing Liquid techniques:
- Slow drying color glazes.
- Thinning medium for better brushability.
- Pre-glazing before paint application.
- Smoother wet-in-wet blending.
It is imperative that this product be used for thin layer applications. Thick layers of the Glazing Liquid, in excess of 1/16", will not dry properly, remaining tacky for extended periods of time.
Mixing with Acrylic or Latex Paints:
This product can be mixed with any waterborne paint color to achieve the desired glaze. It has an open time of 30 to 45 minutes, depending on environmental conditions, and dries with excellent film clarity (see Recommendations below on how to maximize open times). Acrylic Glazing Liquid offers a safe alternative to solvent-based paint systems without forfeiting the working time that is required for creating intricate patterns. It is available in Gloss and Satin finishes.
Acrylic Glazing Liquid can be blended with paints in any desired amount. Adding small amounts (approx. 25%) to paints will increase brushability. Adding 1 part paint to 10 parts Acrylic Glazing Liquid produces transparent glazes with excellent open times.
Working Time is typically 30 to 45 minutes, depending on a number of factors. The nature of the technique used, whether additive (sponging, ragging on, etc.) or subtractive (stippling, ragging off, etc.), will vary the working time considerably. Environmental factors such as humidity, temperature, absorbency of surface and air circulation will all impact the amount of open time.
For decorative applications, work on walls with at least two coats of Semi-gloss house-paint for maximum working time (see increasing open time section below). This is vital when working on new wallboard, as the layers of semigloss paint will dramatically reduce the absorption of water and retarder in the Acrylic Glazing Liquid, resulting in a greater working time.
AGL will cover 400-2,000 square feet per gallon for typical wall glazes, depending on techniques from brushing on to sponging.
Brush or roller-applications should not require thinning, but Acrylic Glazing Liquid may be thinned with up to 20% water.
Film Formation Parameters
Minimum film formation temperature is 49oF/9oC. Avoid freezing. Do not mix with oils. Paint on any non-oily surface. Abrade nonabsorbent surfaces (metals, glass, plastics, oil-based paints, etc.) for increased adhesion.
The product is milky white when wet, but dries with very good film clarity. In the wet state, colors will appear weaker and lighter. When mixing glazes, test the color strength by applying on paper to find out how opaque or transparent a mixture will appear when dry.
Clean tools with soap and water. Keep tools wet while working.