The first acrylic colours offered by GOLDEN, Heavy Body paints are known for their exceptionally smooth, buttery consistency. The Heavy Body palette includes the largest assortment of unique pure pigments in a 100% acrylic emulsion available to professional artists. These colours offer excellent permanency and lightfastness. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners, or dyes added.

Each Heavy Body colour formula reflects the qualities of its pigment. Colours that tolerate a higher pigment load dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colours that are more reactive and do not allow as much pigment loading tend to have a glossier, more transparent, finish. Because Heavy Body colours contain no matting agents, the gloss of each colour will be different. 

For more information please visit Golden’s Heavy Body webpage: http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/colors/heavy-body



Golden Fluid acrylics offer the same colour intensity as Heavy Body acrylics but with an even, flowing characteristic useful for a variety of fine art techniques. They are highly intense, permanent acrylic colours with a consistency similar to heavy cream. Produced from lightfast pigments, not dyes, they offer very strong colours with very thin consistencies. No fillers or extenders are added.

Unlike mixtures of heavy-bodied paints and water which produce weak colour and films by dilution, Fluid acrylics contain high pigment levels suspended in an acrylic polymer vehicle. The result offers fine dispersion, high tinting strength, durability, flexibility and good adhesion. Fluids blend easily with all acrylic colours, and readily tint gels, mediums, gessoes and grounds. Fluid Acrylics are extremely versatile, and ideal for fine brushwork, glazing, staining, water media techniques and so much more.

For more information please visit Golden’s Fluid webpage: http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/colors/fluid



Schmincke’s student range of acrylics suits the needs of not only the ambitious beginner but also the demanding professional artist. The 60 brilliant, intense and extremely lightfast colours form a sophisticated assortment that includes three shades of white and special effect colours (including gold, silver and neon colours). All the colours are created without cadmium pigments. Further advantages of this range are the completely waterproof drying, the long open time of the colours and a pleasant odour. 



Golden offer a huge range of mediums, modifiers and specialty formulations giving the artist huge scope to experiment and find new application techniques.  Included in Gels, Pastes & Mediums are Clear Gels, Molding Pastes, Aggregate Gels, Aggregate Pastes, Pourable Gels, Slow Drying Mediums, Special Purpose Mediums, Fluid Mediums and Additives.

For more information please visit Golden’s webpage: http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/medium-gels-pastes


It is of utmost importance to pay as much attention to your support as to the finished artwork itself.  Golden has made preparing surfaces simple with their high quality gessoes as well as adding new possibilities with their painting, drawing and digital grounds.

Head over to Golden’s Gesso & Grounds webpage for more: http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/gesso-ground


ARCHIVAL AEROSOL VARNISH MSA with UVLS (Ultra-Violet Light Stabilizer)

Formulated with 100% solvent-based, reversible acrylic co-polymer resin. It is an easy to use spray varnish made with fast drying acetone and a propellant. Properly applied, it creates a durable, even film with the same features as GOLDEN brushable MSA varnish plus, excellent wet/dry state clarity. It resists changes in appearance, remains flexible. It has an adjustable fan spray tip for precise application and reduced overspray. Are available in Gloss, Satin and Matte and removable for conservation purposes.


Mineral Spirit based Acrylic resin system that forms a tougher, less permeable film than water­borne acrylic varnishes and can be applied to acrylic, oil and alkyd painted surfaces. It reduces dirt penetration and surface marring, offering an ex­treme­ly level film with less foam and fewer pin­holes. Available in Gloss, Satin and Matte, it is removable with Mineral Spirits after drying and is recommended for interior or exterior use.


Is a waterborne acrylic varnish that dries to a protective, flexible, dust resistant surface over acrylic paint. It is removable with ammonia, and available in Gloss, Satin and Matte.


Acrylic gels that dry to create a permanent, flexible, non-removable coating.  The Gloss version has great clarity and a highly reflective surface, while the Semi-Gloss dries to a translucent, more wax-like finish and like all topcoats may alter the appearance of colour saturation.
GOLDEN Gel Topcoats are fully compatible with other GOLDEN Acrylic Colours, Mediums, Gels and Pastes, and can be blended with these products in any proportion. While formulated primarily as a topcoat, they can be used like other Gels to modify sheen and transparency, create texture, provide a clear barrier or coating for subsequent paint or other materials, and to extend product.

To find our more about varnishes and techniques visit Golden’s webpage: http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/varnish-top-coat