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NEW! Our Natural Acrylic Medium is Here!

NEW! Our Natural Acrylic Medium is Here!

Posted by Leah Fanning on Dec 9th 2020

The wait is over! Now you can feel good about using acrylic paint with our all-new, first-of-its-kind, plant-based Natural Acrylic Medium. This product is made with naturally archival ingredients to provide a permanent, water-resistant and non-yellowing finish that dries crystal clear. This product is truly non-toxic, plant based and contains ZERO petroleum byproducts. 


Just like conventional acrylic mediums, this medium has many uses including mixing with natural pigments to make paint, a superb varnish/sealer, collage adhesive, and more. You can finally paint with confidence knowing there are no harmful additives, stabilizers, heavy metals or other toxic chemicals added. Packaged in a 16 oz. glass jar.

Uses:

  • Natural Acrylic Paint: mix with our Earth & Mineral Pigments to make your own natural acrylic paints that are perfect for use on canvas, paper, fabric, wood, stone, drywall and metal.
  • Natural Fabric Paint: mix with pigments to make the only natural, permanent, and water-proof fabric paint on the market.
  • Natural Varnish: seal paintings, wood, and any craft projects. Works great as a protectant over our Natural Earth Paints.
  • Natural Adhesive: perfect for mixed media or collage artworks.
  • Beauty: enhance the depth of colors, transparency, texture and flow of other acrylic paints.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is your Natural Acrylic Medium archival? 

This medium behaves exactly like conventional acrylic medium and will create a very durable, archival, solid paint film! The difference between this product and conventional acrylic medium is that this one is made with plants and non-toxic ingredients, and conventional is made with petroleum and toxic additives. Both end up with a solid acrylic film. This natural acrylic does not biodegrade or compost, but is a permanent paint that will break down over a very long period of time like conventional acrylic.

If you prefer a biodegradable paint then a better option would be our Complete Eco-friendly Oil Paint KitNatural Earth Paint Kit, or any of the recipes on our website (watercolor, gouache, egg tempera, etc.). These paints will be permanent and archival as well if kept indoors away from elements, but if they are thrown away or left out in the elements, they will turn back to earth.

Can I seal wood with the Natural Acrylic Medium, and is it safe for small children if I use it for wooden toys?

Yes, you can! Make sure you give any toys sealed with our Natural Acrylic Medium a week to fully cure before giving it to children to play with. At that point, it is completely safe for children, as it will be a completely solid and durable coating. However, if soaked in water for long periods of time (like in the bath tub!), the film with soften, so avoid extended exposure to water. 

Can I wash the Natural Acrylic Medium down the drain? 

Our Natural Acrylic Medium has been certified safe to wash down the drain and will not damage pipes. However, we still recommend throwing away used paint in the trash if you're getting rid of large amounts of paint rather than pouring it down a drain. Washing brushes out in the sink is completely safe.

How much can the Natural Acrylic Medium be thinned with water? 

This acrylic can be thinned with as much water as conventional acrylic! The more water added, the more transparent (if color has been added) it will be.

How long will the Natural Acrylic Medium last once painted?

The acrylic medium has the same longevity as conventional acrylic. While there's no scientific evidence yet surrounding exactly how long acrylics last (acrylic paint has only been around for 70 years!), we can promise at least 50+ years in gallery-like conditions (with limited humidity, dirt, and direct bright sunlight). The paint film is highly flexible, durable, non-yellowing, UV-resistant, non-cracking and water-resistant when dry.

How much coverage can I get out of one jar of your Natural Acrylic Medium if I'm using it as a sealant?

The 16 oz. jar will give you approximately 32-50 square feet of coverage. It can also be thinned with water like conventional acrylic mediums to extend the coverage.