GOLDEN GAC (short for Golden Artist Colors) Specialty
Acrylic Polymers are based on 100% acrylic polymer emulsions. The GACs are
useful as mediums or modifiers of acrylic paints. GACs can be blended with
GOLDEN Acrylic Paints to extend the paint, regulate transparency, create
glazes, increase gloss, reduce viscosity or improve adhesion and film integrity.
The GAC polymers can also be used for binding pigment solids for various
effects and surfaces. Unlike the other GOLDEN Mediums and Gels, GAC Acrylic
Polymers have only a minimum amount of thickeners, levelers, defoamers and
surfactants to ensure good film formation.
The consistency of the GAC polymers is very fluid and thinner than other
GOLDEN Mediums. Since they do not have thickeners added, these polymers
will reduce the thickness of most GOLDEN Acrylic Paints. GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics
are slightly thicker than the GACs, but will be the color line least changed
in viscosity with any addition of a GAC polymer.
Each GAC product represents a unique polymer that offers certain specific
attributes. Therefore, each GAC will have its own unique benefits and applications.
Refer to the individual product description of each GAC to find the
proper medium to use for a particular application.