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Golden Silkscreen Medium

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Original price $24.90
Original price $0.00 - Original price $60.90
Original price $24.90
Current price $19.92
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Current price $19.92
Size: 236ml

GOLDEN Silkscreen Medium is a water-borne system designed to blend with acrylic paints for silk-screen application onto paper, wood and other suitable fine art materials. This product is designed to increase working time and prevent paint from drying in the screen too quickly.

NOTE: GOLDEN Silkscreen Medium is NOT intended for use on fabrics to be laundered. Use GOLDEN Silkscreen Fabric Gel for such purposes.


Mixing Information

Although any addition of GOLDEN Silkscreen Medium will increase the open time1 of a paint, a good starting point is to blend even parts of paint and medium. Higher levels of the medium will increasingly affect the transparency, but also will increase the open time. Lower levels of Silkscreen Medium produce mixes with the greatest opacity2, but that are more likely to clog in the screen.

Mixing With Other GOLDEN Products

GOLDEN Silkscreen Medium can be blended with any of the GOLDEN Acrylic paint lines, Gels and Mediums to lengthen the working (open) time for silk-screening. It is a pourable blend of acrylic, retarder & water that, unlike retarder alone, will form a film, thereby increasing durability and thinning the paint while retarding the drying time.


Silkscreen Medium is not designed to impart opacity. The opacity of the mixture will be determined by the nature of the color being used and the ratio of paint to medium used. Higher levels of the Silkscreen Medium will be increasingly more transparent.

Adding GOLDEN Titanium White to a mixture will increase opacity. Any addition of white will lower a color"s chroma and value.

Additionally, transparent colors, including Iridescent and Interference Colors, can be made to appear more opaque when a "base coat"3 is screened first. For example, GOLDEN Iridescent Gold will appear to have greater opacity over a buff-colored base coat. Refer to screen-printer"s books and other reference material for further suggestions.

(Consult GOLDEN Pigment Identification Chart to determine the opacity ratings for the various colors).

General Product Information

Do not mix with oils. Paint on any non-oily surface. Abrade non-absorbent surfaces for increased adhesion. Minimum film formation temperature is 49oF/9oC. Avoid freezing. Clean screens/tools with soap and water. Safe to use with minimal odor.

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