Jo Sonja Gel Retarder Medium 250ml

Gel Retarder delays the drying time of Jo Sonja Matte Flow Acrylics without reducing the viscosity of the paint.  It can be used in various ways allowing an extended working or ‘openâ time for blending and antiquing plus a thicker application of color in painting techniques.

Practice techniques using this medium before committing to a project.


• As a painting medium, moisten the brush with Gel Retarder and blend well with color. If paint drags during painting, refresh by picking up additional Gel Retarder in the brush
and repeat palette blending.
• Apply a thin coat of Gel Retarder directly to the surface for an extended working time.
• Retarder Medium may be used to thin Gel Retarder and decrease the ‘open timeâ as needed for your area. Begin with a ratio of 1 part Gel Retarder to 1 part Retarder.
• Gel Retarder may be mixed directly into palette colors beginning with an approximate ratio of 1 part Gel Retarder to 3 parts paint.
• For antiquing, thin color with Gel Retarder. Ratio is determined by strength of color desired. Begin with 2 parts paint to 1 part Gel Retarder. Apply over the painted surface and wipe to create desired effect. Use Gel Retarder on a cloth to remove excess.
• When using Gel Retarder, drying time is greatly delayed. Surface may feel dry and still be holding moisture. A hair dryer may be used to speed surface drying. An extended dry and cure time should be allowed and varies due to humidity and climatic conditions.
• A coat of Flow Medium, Magic Mix or Clear Glaze Medium is recommended prior to application of varnish. Any ‘seizingâ or curdling of these products indicates the presence of uncured Gel Retarder. Immediately stop application and dry completely before proceeding.
• Do not apply Gel Retarder over Clear Glaze Medium or Magic Mix. Gel Retarder will dissolve Clear Glaze Medium or Magic Mix in patches. Clear Glaze Medium may be applied over DRIED and CURED Gel Retarder. 

SKU 5541620036
Barcode # 9350542004167
Brand Jo Sonja
Shipping Weight 0.2500kg
Shipping Width 0.050m
Shipping Height 0.001m
Shipping Length 0.150m
Shipping Cubic 0.000008000m3
Unit Of Measure ea

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