Clear Leveling Gel (formerly Self-Leveling Clear Gel)
CLEAR LEVELING GEL
(formerly Self-Leveling Clear Gel)
GOLDEN Clear Leveling Gel is an acrylic medium designed to produce an even film with excellent clarity.
Clear Leveling Gel is formulated with a 100% acrylic polymer dispersion. It has a unique resinous and stringy consistency that dries to a flexible, high gloss film. Milky white when wet, the Gel becomes transparent when dry.
Clear Leveling Gel should neither be poured thickly, nor be used as a replacement for epoxy or other casting resins. It is not a varnish and is not intended as a topcoat.
Clear Leveling Gel can be used to increase the transparency and sheen of acrylic paints while imparting a leveling quality to other GOLDEN Acrylic products. It produces a film with excellent chemical, water, and ultraviolet resistance.
Apply thinly. May craze above 1/16" (1.5mm).
Mix any quantity of Gel with GOLDEN Acrylic colors, gels or mediums. To thin, add water or GOLDEN Mediums. For slower drying, add GOLDEN Retarder.
Do not mix with oils. Paint on any non-oily surface. Non-absorbent surfaces should be abraded for increased adhesion. GOLDEN Acrylics dry quickly and may be painted over immediately, yet complete drying will take longer. Avoid freezing of the acrylics. The minimum film formation temperature is 48°F/9°C. Clean tools with soap and water. Keep tools wet during use.
Note: Supports commonly used by professional artists, including cotton canvas, linen and hardboard panel, contain varying amounts of water-extractable materials. If the support is not properly sealed, these materials can cause noticeable discoloration in gels, glazes and transparent colors. This effect increases with film thickness. Ordinary acrylic gessos do not prevent Support Induced Discoloration. For optimum clarity and cleanliness when working with gels, first apply two coats of GOLDEN Gloss medium to properly seal the support.
The above information is based on research and testing done by Golden Artist Colors, Inc., and is provided as a basis for understanding the potential uses of the products mentioned. Due to the numerous variables in methods, materials and conditions of producing art, Golden Artist Colors, Inc. cannot be sure the product will be right for you. Therefore, we urge product users to test each application to ensure all individual project requirements are met. While we believe the above information is accurate, WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, and we shall in no event be liable for any damages (indirect, consequential, or otherwise) that may occur as a result of a product application.