Let gravity do the work in your next project. Acrylic paint pouring medium can be used to create unique artworks without you ever having to lift a brush.
Browse our range of vibrant colours and get inspired. We believe art should be accessible and available to all within every budget. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or hobbyist creative, our range of acrylic pouring mediums are readily available when inspiration strikes!
Global Pouring Medium 2 Litre is a high-gloss, self-levelling medium great for creating a marble effect using pouring techniques.
Non-yellowing, water-resistant and flexible, it will not add transparency when mixed with paints. The medium is milky white when wet, but will become transparent when dry. This pouring medium may also be used as a varnish.
May be used by pouring the medium directly on to the canvas or mixed with acrylic paint before pouring on the canvas. Mix well and cover the entire canvas to prevent cracks. Do not dilute the pouring medium and allow to dry for 48 hours.
Global Pouring Medium 2 Litre has been handmade locally in Australia.
Liquitex Fluid Pouring Mediums contain acrylic resins to enhance adhesion and durability, making them more fluid in nature and able to reduce the viscosity of heavier paints and gels.
Explore the endless possibilities when using Liquitex Fluid Pouring Mediums:
Dries transparent or translucent
Extends the volume of thin paint
Excellent archival adhesive for collage
Does not retain brush strokes
What is a pouring medium?
Acrylic pouring medium is used to mix with liquid acrylic paints, thinning out the product for it to be poured onto your canvas, board or whatever surface you’re using. By allowing gravity to take over, you eliminate the need for tools, like brushes and palette knives (though there are techniques where these tools can be used). It’s an effective way to create stunning patterns, and easily achievable for novices and professionals.
What is the best acrylic pouring medium?
Finding the best acrylic pouring medium comes down to your artistic style and preference. Each has its own unique properties that affect the final look of your work. You’ll want to experiment to find one that’s right for you. Consider factors such as drying time, transparency, and the desired finish when shopping. It’s always a good idea to first try out small batches of your paint before you start your artwork.
Different pour techniques
There are several ways for you to use acrylic paint pouring medium. The two most common methods are a dirty pour and a clean pour, but each differs based on the method used.
Each technique shows off a unique feature. Pour techniques include:
Dirty pour: This method uses layered paint in a single cup and then poured onto the canvas to create patterns.
Clean pour: Colours are layered individually in the cup. This is then used to make clean bands of colour.
Flip cup: Paint layers within a cup are flipped onto the canvas, and as the cup is gently lifted, the paint spreads and patterns form.
Puddle Pour: This involves creating small puddles on the canvas and then titling to create and blend the colours from multiple focal points.
Swipe Method: Lines or puddles of paint are placed on the canvas and a palette knife or spatula is used to swipe colours across the canvas.
What should I do if I encounter cracks or bubbles in my pour?
If your work begins to crack, the paint layer may be too thick. To avoid this you can use thinner layers or add more pouring medium. Always read the instructions on your paint bottle for help.
How long does it take for an acrylic pour to dry?
This can vary based on a few things. The most important to be aware of are; humidity, paint thickness, and your chosen pouring medium. It can take between 24-72 hours to completely dry your surface. For accurate drying time, see your selected paint instructions for more details.
How to mix paints for acrylic pouring.
You can mix acrylic paints with a pouring medium in a separate cup until you reach your desired consistency. It’s always good to experiment with ratios, patterns and methods of pouring.