Paint Mediums

Clear Topcoat Sealer

Clear Topcoat is a high quality, soya based, no VOC, non-yellowing alkyd sealer that is formulated for ultimate clarity with a matte sheen.  Clear Topcoat is water resistant (once cured).  It dries to a clear finish that helps protect your painted, plastered and stained surfaces. Clear Topcoat is a highly versatile product which works well with the entire Artisan Enhancements® line, as well as other paint lines.

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Crackle Tex

Crackle Tex reproduces the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint and/or plaster. Crackle Tex is a clear medium that will allow paint or plaster to create a chipped/crackled effect. A unique feature is that it can be used as a “pull off” or “chipped” technique for added texture. Crackle Tex has no VOC. Cleans up easy with soap and water.

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Easy Crackle

Easy Crackle reproduces the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint and/or plaster. Easy Crackle is a clear medium that will allow paint or plaster to create a chipped/crackled effect for a subtle classic appearance. It can be applied with brush or roller. Easy Crackle has no VOC. It cleans up easy with soap and water.


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Fine Stone

Fine Stone is a low VOC tintable plaster that has a “beach sand” aggregate texture. Fine Stone helps you create stone finishes on furniture, walls, etc. It can be brushed, towelled, rolled on or pushed through stencils. It has been developed for both indoor and outdoor use. Fine Stone is one of Artisan Enhancements most versatile products that will work well with the entire Artisan Enhancements® line.


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Leaf and Foil Size

Leaf & Foil Size is a clear no VOC water based medium with a long open time to be used for all foil and leafing projects. Once applied it provides a flawless tacky surface for the application of metallic leafing and foils.

Leaf & Foil Size only needs one pass and has an easy release. It will not discolor your treated surface and has been formulated for a smooth and easy application. Size can be rolled or brushed on, will tack up within 45 – 60 minutes (it will take longer on a wall) and will remain tacky until the Clear Topcoat is applied.


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Pearl Plaster

Pearl Plaster by Artisan Enhancements® creates an opulent and luxurious pearly finish. Once applied, the finish will resemble velvet with a shimmering pearlescent vibrancy. Pearl Plaster is a low VOC coating that will adhere to any properly base coated and prepared surface. It cleans up easy with soap and water.


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Transfer Gel

Transfer Gel is a transparent fibrous gel medium that transfers a design/image printed from a laser jet or professional printed material onto a surface. It can also be used to decoupage.


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VP Antico

VP Antico is a synthetic polishing plaster used to create Venetian plaster finishes. Once applied, it will resemble a smooth honed finish. VP Antico has a neutral base which allows it to be easily tinted from light to dark colors (it can be tinted with Chalk Paint® or Mixols). You can even take it to your local paint store for tinting. It can be used to create texture and also relief stencil designs. It can also be mixed with paint to make you paint thicker. Try using it with Crackle Tex to create an “aged” look.

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Scumble

Scumble is a transparent, tintable “glaze like” medium. It dries to a transparent, flat silky finish that is durable, wipeable and water resistant. It works great on cabinets and doors. Scumble can be used like traditional glaze. It has a neutral base which allows it to be easily tinted from light to dark colors (it can be tinted with Chalk Paint® or Mixols). You can even take it to your local paint store for tinting. Scumble has an extended “open time” of approximately 15-20 minutes. “Open time” means you have the flexibility to wipe the product off while you are working. If tinting the product with Chalk Paint® start with a 1 to 5 ratio of Chalk Paint® to Scumble. The mixture will thicken as the product sits. This will not affect your finish, but if you like it thinner just add more Scumble to your mix. Play with the ratios of paint to Scumble until you get your desired color.

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