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Matisse Drying Retarder slows the drying time of acrylic paint. It is also useful for achieving watercolour or wash effects, or for stain painting and hard edge techniques. Only a small amount of Drying Retarder is needed, up to 5 per cent. Adding over 8 per cent will compromise the waterfastness of the dried paint.


On raw canvas, the addition of 3.5 per cent MM1 Drying Retarder, prediluted with water, will improve the mixing of inorganic pigments, oxides, earth colours, titanium dioxide and metallic pigments. 


  • 250 ml

Matisse MM1 Drying Retarder

SKU: VMM100250