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Proceed® Full-Bodied Painting & Glazing Medium and Low Viscosity Painting & Glazing Medium are designed for easy blending and exceptionally long working time.


Glaze Characteristics

  • Use either glaze to thin out thicker products or increase workability, rollability and open time.
  • Both Glazes have a thixotropic characteristic meaning they thicken at rest. This means you'll see separation in the container if the product has been sitting for an extended amount of time. This is normal. Simply shake and the two "phases" will mix back into themselves.
  • These glazes have a lot of open time, adjusting the sheen and absorbency of the paint beneath it will increase your control within different environmental conditions. For example, working in humid South Carolina in July may cause you to basepaint with a Satin or Eggshell sheen instead of the Semi-Gloss that was used the previous winter to have the same open time.
  • Mix with Slow-Drying Fluid Acrylics at any desired ratio or with Pigment Dispersions up to a 5:1 ratio of Glaze to Dispersion. Do not mix with oil paint. Glossy, non-absorbent surfaces should be abraded for increased adhesion. Full cure requires 24-48 hours. Seal with a varnish/topcoat for maximum durability. Clean tools with soap and water.
  • Please review the following link:

  • An instructive presentation on the differences between the two glazes and aspects of the Slow Drying Fluid Acrylics compared to other known types of paint, created by our European distributors, Obeeliks, can be viewed here: File:Proceed.ppt

Speeding up the Drying of Long Open Time Products

  • Adding water actually speeds up the drying but can also reduce the strength and integrity of the paint film.
  • Add GOLDEN Matte Medium to the glazes to speed up the drying, increase film hardness and lock down. Thin the GOLDEN Matte Medium with some water first in the case that the Medium is too thick.

Note to Proceed Team - this is to be uploaded by Lori/lab team: Add Low Abs Deep Tint base????? See: Understanding Drying Time of Slow Drying Materials

Flame Spread Rating

Golden Artist Colors, Inc. has not performed testing to assign a rate of flame spread for Golden water-based acrylic paints and mediums. However, given their formulation, our water-based products would be expected to perform similarly to typical latex house paints in regard to their ability to support combustion.


Coverage will vary depending on your application technique. See Coverage Calculation to determine how you can plan what you'll need on a job site.

What to Avoid

  • "Sticky" or "tacky" glaze surfaces happen when the glaze has not sufficiently absorbed and dried onto the painted surface. Ways to avoid creating a "sticky" situation include being aware of the ambient drying conditions on the day of applying the glaze and over the following days. If its going to be very humid, choose to work with a glaze with "less open time" or use a more absorbent/less sealed base paint beneath the glaze and/or use a dehumidifier in the space and/or use a fan after the glaze application has been applied.
  • Don't allow your product to freeze. Minimum film formation temperature is 49°F/9°C.

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