Mediums & Painting Effects

Create wonderful finishes and effects with these "mix" options.



Special Effects & Amazing Finishes

DecoArt has one of the widest selection of paints and finishes for arts, crafts, and home decorating. All DecoArt products are non-toxic and user- and enviromently-friendly.

If you want to add a look that:  accents, ages, antiques, gleams, glazes, glosses, crackles, distresses, pearlizes, stains, shades, shimmers, shines, highlights, tints or creates dimension and structure then we have a product for you.  For artists there are also options to extend drying time, blend for canvas painting or simplify brushstrokes.  Finally, the fabric paint and paint adhesion mediums enable acrylic paint to adhere to slick surfaces such as plastics, metals, wax, soap and much more.

They have a great selection of mediums in the DecoArt range - don't forget to visit our Crackled & Weathered and Fabric Painting section to see other mediums available too:

  • Paint Adhesion Medium - Enables acrylic paint to adhere to slick surface such as plastics, metal, wax, soap, glass, porcelain, glazed ceramics, and more.
  • Americana Weathered Wood - Weathered Wood is a crackling medium which, when used with Americana Acrylics or Crafter's Acrylics, creates an aged, cracked, antiqued or distressed wood finish on most hard craft surfaces.
  • DecoArt Decorating Paste:  Create 3-dimensional designs with a firm yet flexible dimensional paste that won't crack or peel. Can be coloured when wet or painted over when dry.
  • DecoArtThickening Medium - Mix this thickening medium, with acrylic paints to create a thick, dimensional texture paint.  Ideal for creating designs such as fish scales, flowers and mountains and other "tactile" designs.
  • DecoArt Staining/Antiquing Medium - Mix with any acrylic paint and apply on wood as a stain or use on pre-painted items as an antiquing medium.
  • DecoArt Glow-In-The-Dark Paint - Adds luminescence to most surfaces when charged with light. Can be used alone or mixed with lighter acrylic colours. Ideal for Halloween crafts and decorative painting highlights and for adding stars and other accents to the walls of children's rooms.
  • DecoArt Pearlizing Medium - When mixed with acrylic paints, this medium transforms acrylics into a metallic, shimmer, pearlescent sheen.  Great for highlighting, adding contrast or accents on home decor accessories, jewellery and holiday decorations (Christmas ornaments, Easter eggs etc).
  • DecoArt Faux Medium - Quick-drying medium for faux finishing & glazing. Mix with acrylics for glazing on walls furniture & card craft surfaces. Add colour for a tinted finish.
  • DecoArt Brush Cleaner:  Removes paint from brushes & extends brush life.
  • DecoArt Brush & Blend Extender - A water-based medium that, when mixed with Americana Acrylics or Crafter's Acrylic, extends the drying and blending times - use for faux finishes, brush stroke work and transparent effects.
  • Extender & Blending Medium-Traditions Artists:  A medium for increasing the open or working time of the Traditons paints and mediums 
  • Faux Finishing Medium -Traditions Artists:  A medium for creating faux techniques like wood grain and marble for adding transparency and texture to brush strokes or for other decorative painting purposes.
  • Texture Medium -Traditions Artists:  A medium for creating impasto or texture techniques when mixed with Traditions paints.
  • Watercolour Medium -Traditions Artists:  Used to increase the transparency of colour. It also improves reconstitution of paint enhances the luminosity of pigments decreases the staining of some colours and provides additional control for wet on wet techniques.
  • DecoArt Canvas Gel - A product to use with acrylic paints for canvas painting. It gives a dimensional look by enabling the layering of paint on canvas, slowing drying time for maximum workability, and enhancing blend-ability.
  • DecoArt Easy Float - A blending and floating medium for use with acrylic paints. It makes floating colour easier for creating shading and highlighting effects on painting projects.
  • DecoArt Wood Filler:  Paintable stainable and sandable wood filler.  Finish covers minor imperfections.
  • DecoArt Wood Glue:  Multi-Purpose Wood Glue. Paintable durable and strong bond. 
  • Magikote Surface Coating For Styrofoam:  Magikote transforms styrofoam into a smooth paintable Surface Easy to apply with a brush or palette knife. It is sandable for a smoot finish and is cleaned up with soap and water.

If you need help, please speak to a member of the sales team on 01235 861700.  Wholesale discounts, trade supplies.