Acrylic gets serious

Originally the young upstart of the paint world, acrylic paints have grown in popularity but not always in quality. Our Spectrum Acrylic range however is based on a proven 100% acrylic resin of exceptional performance.

 

Paints with versatility

High pigmentation gives our range genuine flexibility for the serious artist, especially when used with our primers, varnishes and mediums. For instance, they can be thinned as required with water, or an enhanced gloss finish can be achieved by adding Acrylic Glazing Medium, Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion or Acrylic Gel Medium. To build up a thick impasto with a matt finish, we recommend adding Opaque Acrylic Paste, and for effects requiring a delayed drying time our Gel Retarder or Screenprint Gel works wonders.

Stick with acrylic

With their excellent adhesive properties, you can apply Spectrum Acrylic paints to most grounds. An oil-based or very glossy surface may present issues and would require an acrylic primer (such as Covent Garden primer) for permanent work.

Hints and tips

  • All dried acrylic films become brittle at low temperatures. Only apply them at ambient temperatures above 10oC, and protect finished work from frost.
  • Store in a frost-free environment all year round.
  • All acrylic paints dry through evaporation. Working in an area of exceptionally high humidity will also influence their drying characteristics.
  • All products containing Cadmium require careful handling and use.

Cranfield-Acrylics

Below is a full list of our colours, you can refine your search by series. Simply click the relevant tabs below.

Colour swatch Product name Properties
Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Titanium White Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Titanium White
Series 1
Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Primrose Yellow Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Primrose Yellow
Series 4
Opaque
PY53 (C.I 77788) Nickel titanate

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Lemon Yellow Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Lemon Yellow
Series 2
Semi Opaque
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Yellow Pale Genuine Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Yellow Pale Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Yellow Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Yellow
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Yellow Genuine Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Yellow Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Orange Genuine Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Orange Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PO20 (C.I 77202) Cadmium selenosulphide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Orange Red Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Orange Red
Series 3
Transparent
PO5 (C.I 12075) Monoazo (dinitroaniline)

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Red Genuine Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Red Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PR108 (C.I 77196) Cadmium selenosulphide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Red Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Red
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PR112 (C.I 12370) Monoazo Red (napthol)

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Red Deep Genuine Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Red Deep Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PR108 (C.I 77196) Cadmium selenosulphide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Alizarin Crimson Hue Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Alizarin Crimson Hue
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PR112 (C.I 12370) Monoazo (napthol) | PR12 (C.I 12385) Monoazo (napthol)

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Crimson Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Crimson
Series 3
Semi Transparent
PR112 (C.I 12370) Monoazo Red (napthol) | PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Bordeaux Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Bordeaux
Series 2
Semi Opaque
PR12 (C.I 12385) Monoazo (napthol)

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Magenta Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Magenta
Series 4
Transparent
PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Rose Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Rose
Series 3
Transparent
PV19 (C.I 73900) Polycyclic quinacridone

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Violet Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Violet
Series 3
Transparent
PV23 (C.I 51319) Polycyclic dioxazine

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Ultramarine Violet Hue Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Ultramarine Violet Hue
Series 3
Semi Transparent
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PV23 (C.I 51319) Polycyclic dioxazine | PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Phthalo Blue Red Shade Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Phthalo Blue Red Shade
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PB15:1 (C.I 74160) Alpha copper phthalocyanine

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Phthalo Blue Green Shade Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Phthalo Blue Green Shade
Series 2
Transparent
PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic French Ultramarine Blue Cranfield Artists' Acrylic French Ultramarine Blue
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cobalt Blue Genuine Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cobalt Blue Genuine
Series 4
Semi Opaque
PB28 (C.I 77346) Oxides of cobalt and aluminium

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cobalt Blue Hue Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cobalt Blue Hue
Series 2
Semi Opaque
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PR112 (C.I 12370) Monoazo Red (napthol) | PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cerulean Blue Genuine Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cerulean Blue Genuine
Series 4
Semi Opaque
PB35 (C.I 77368) Cerulean blue | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cerulean Blue Hue Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cerulean Blue Hue
Series 2
Semi Opaque
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Turquoise Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Turquoise
Series 2
Semi Opaque
PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Hooker's Green Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Hooker's Green
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PBk11 (C.I 77489, C.I 77499) Tri iron tetraoxide | PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Phthalo Green Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Phthalo Green
Series 2
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Opaque Oxide of Chromium Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Opaque Oxide of Chromium
Series 3
Opaque
PG17 (C.I 77288) Anhydrous chromic oxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Emerald Green Hue Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Emerald Green Hue
Series 2
Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Yellow Ochre Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Yellow Ochre
Series 1
Opaque
PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Raw Sienna Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Raw Sienna
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491 C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Burnt Sienna Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Burnt Sienna
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491 C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Raw Umber Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Raw Umber
Series 1
Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491 C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Burnt Umber Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Burnt Umber
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491 C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Mars Brown Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Mars Brown
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491 C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Venetian Red Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Venetian Red
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PR101 (C.I 77491) Di iron trioxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Indian Red Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Indian Red
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PR101 (C.I 77491) Di iron trioxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Payne's Grey Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Payne's Grey
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PBr7 (C.I 77491 C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black | PBk11 (C.I 77489, C.I 77499) Tri iron tetraoxide

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Black Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Black
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PBk11 (C.I 77489, C.I 77499) Tri iron tetraoxide | PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black

Cranfield Acrylic Matt Black Scenery Paint Cranfield Acrylic Matt Black Scenery Paint Semi Opaque
PBk11 (C.I 77489, C.I 77499) Tri iron tetraoxide | PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black

Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Titanium White
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Primrose Yellow
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Lemon Yellow
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Yellow Pale Genuine
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Yellow
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Yellow Genuine
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Orange Genuine
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Orange Red
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Red Genuine
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Red
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cadmium Red Deep Genuine
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Alizarin Crimson Hue
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Crimson
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Bordeaux
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Magenta
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Rose
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Violet
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Ultramarine Violet Hue
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Phthalo Blue Red Shade
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Phthalo Blue Green Shade
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic French Ultramarine Blue
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cobalt Blue Genuine
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cobalt Blue Hue
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cerulean Blue Genuine
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Cerulean Blue Hue
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Turquoise
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Hooker's Green
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Phthalo Green
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Opaque Oxide of Chromium
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Emerald Green Hue
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Yellow Ochre
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Raw Sienna
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Burnt Sienna
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Raw Umber
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Burnt Umber
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Mars Brown
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Venetian Red
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Indian Red
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Payne's Grey
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Acrylics

Cranfield Artists' Acrylic Black
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Acrylics

Cranfield Acrylic Matt Black Scenery Paint
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Additional Information

A robust matt black scenery paint with very high covering power and opacity. It gives a pleasing matt result even on the first coat. The formulation is 100% acrylic resin of very exceptional performance. As with all acrylic systems, Matt Scenery Black should not be applied at temperatures of 10 degrees C or below. Unlike some weak and inferior products, this paint will not crack or flake under normal conditions.

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Ancillary Product information
Cranfield Acrylic Primer Cranfield Acrylic Primer

This highly opaque primer offers a background of intense white. It’s ideal for most painting surfaces, including canvas, wood or board. Very flexible and ready for use undiluted, our Acrylic Primer dries quickly with a near-matt finish. It is suitable for acrylic and oil paintings with no sizing required.

Cranfield Acrylic Gesso Primer Cranfield Acrylic Gesso Primer

Choose this product if you are looking for all the ease of use of our Spectrum Acrylic Primer, but with enhanced ‘tooth’ to penetrate the support and provide high adhesion.
Both primers may be tinted with acrylic colours to provide a coloured base if required, and are now available in black.

Cranfield Acrylic Black Gesso Primer Cranfield Acrylic Black Gesso Primer

Choose this product if you are looking for a beautiful velvet black with all the ease of use of our Spectrum Gesso Primer. It has a fantastic finish with astonishing covering power and with enhanced ‘tooth’ to penetrate the support and provide high adhesion.

Cranfield Acrylic Covent Garden Primer Cranfield Acrylic Covent Garden Primer

Covent Garden Primer was designed originally for the Royal Opera House to prepare vacuum formed scenery for painting. This water based primer can be tinted, and is ideal for difficult surfaces such as PVC, clear plastics and rubber flooring. Covent Garden Primer is designed to be a first coat before conventional painting.
A test area on difficult surfaces should be prepared before treating the whole surface. Check for lack of adhesion, cracking, bleeding and other defects before main application.

Cranfield Clear Acrylic Canvas Primer Cranfield Clear Acrylic Canvas Primer

If your work calls for a transparent primer, our Clear Acrylic Canvas Sealer is the perfect solution. Separate size is not required. You can also use this product under conventional acrylic primer when solvent|oil based washes are used, to prevent penetration of the primer.

Cranfield PVA Homopolymer Cranfield PVA Homopolymer

Our higher plasticiser level PVA Homopolymer is designed for use as a binder. It dries to a flexible, satin finish, and may also be used as an adhesive.

Cranfield Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion Cranfield Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion

To extend your acrylic colours and increase gloss, choose our Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion. This 100% acrylic resin can be used in any proportion.

Cranfield Matt Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion Cranfield Matt Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion

Our Matt Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion is a 100% acrylic resin, with a matt finish. Use it in any proportion to mix with your acrylic colours to maintain viscosity and consistency of the paint.

Cranfield Acrylic Gel Medium Cranfield Acrylic Gel Medium

Another option for extending your acrylic colours and increasing gloss is our Acrylic Gel medium. Performing similarly to our Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion, its gel form retains the original, acrylic colour viscosity and consistency. Again, use it in any proportion.

Cranfield Matt Acrylic Gel Medium Cranfield Matt Acrylic Gel Medium

This extending gel medium performs the same as Acrylic Gel but dries to a matt finish, allowing you to reduce the gloss of your acrylic colours. Use in any proportion.

Cranfield Acrylic Glazing Medium Cranfield Acrylic Glazing Medium

To help you achieve a high-gloss smooth finish with reduced brush marks, add our Acrylic Glazing Medium to the Spectracryl colours of your choice. Please note that this medium is not intended for use as a varnish – see our range of acrylic varnishes for an alternative.

Cranfield Acrylic Gel Retarder Cranfield Acrylic Gel Retarder

To achieve effects with acrylics requiring a longer working time, especially when higher ambient temperatures are working against you, our Gel Retarder is ideal. The amount you need to add will depend on prevailing working conditions.

Cranfield Acrylic Screenprint Gel Cranfield Acrylic Screenprint Gel

Our Screenprint Gel is formulated for use with acrylic colours for screen-printing, enabling you to continue painting for a working shift without drying hard on the screen. Add Screenprint Gel up to 25% by volume, and dry paints with hot air, infrared, a drying tunnel or normally overnight at room temperature.

Cranfield Acrylic Polymeric Thickener Cranfield Acrylic Polymeric Thickener

This liquid can be used sparingly to thicken PVA and acrylic emulsions, where flow is not required. It should be added drop by drop with vigorous stirring. Some users may want to dilute with water prior to mixing. Recommended maximum proportion is 3%.

Cranfield Opaque Acrylic Paste Cranfield Opaque Acrylic Paste

When you’re looking for an opaque matt finish from our Spectracryl colours, our Opaque Acrylic Paste is an ideal extender and can be used in any ratio. Some artists use it for modelling, and further thickening of the Opaque Acrylic Paste can be obtained by adding Polymeric Thickener by the drop.

Cranfield Acrylic Matting Agent Cranfield Acrylic Matting Agent

Use this to create flat finishes when painting thinly and where colour inrtensity and clarity is needed.

Cranfield Exterior Acrylic Varnish Cranfield Exterior Acrylic Varnish

This is a hard, acrylic varnish for the protection of outdoor acrylic paintings and installation art. This varnish can be thinned with water. It is not graffiti proof, but will resist dirt and grime. Apply on warm dry days – ideally when there is a slight breeze to aid a steady drying speed. Apply only on to acrylic paint surfaces that has thoroughly dried. It is better to apply two or three thin coats of varnish rather than one very thick coat! When very thick coats are applied, the result can be disappointingly cloudy. The Exterior Acrylic Varnish (Mural Protector) will not provide UV protection, but will extend the life time of the art work beneath. RESIN: Acrylic Polymer SOLVENT : Water

Cranfield Acrylic Soluble Varnish Cranfield Acrylic Soluble Varnish

Made from a white spirit-soluble acrylic resin, for use on acrylic paintings. Brushed thinly, this varnish will give smooth gloss finish and can be removed with white spirit. RESIN: Isobutylmethyacrylate (High Molecular Wieight Acrylic Resin) SOLVENT:White Spirit

Cranfield Matt Acrylic Soluble Varnish Cranfield Matt Acrylic Soluble Varnish

Achieve a smooth matt finish on acrylic paintings with this acrylic resin varnish, soluble in white spirit. RESIN: Isobutylmethyacrylate (High Molecular Weight Acrylic Resin) SOLVENT:White Spirit

Cranfield Acrylic Brushmark Gel Varnish Cranfield Acrylic Brushmark Gel Varnish

This is an acrylic varnish with a glossy finish, ideal for use where brush mark effects are required. Apply to a wide variety of paint surfaces including inkjet prints to achieve intensified colours and an attractive ‘oil painting’ effect to printed work. Water-based dye inks should be sealed first before application. Protect from frost and use at room temperature. RESIN: Acrylic Polymer SOLVENT: Water

Acrylic Primers

Cranfield Acrylic Primer
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Primer
Additional Information

This highly opaque primer offers a background of intense white. It’s ideal for most painting surfaces, including canvas, wood or board. Very flexible and ready for use undiluted, our Acrylic Primer dries quickly with a near-matt finish. It is suitable for acrylic and oil paintings with no sizing required.

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Acrylic Primers

Cranfield Acrylic Gesso Primer
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Gesso Primer
Additional Information

Choose this product if you are looking for all the ease of use of our Spectrum Acrylic Primer, but with enhanced ‘tooth’ to penetrate the support and provide high adhesion.
Both primers may be tinted with acrylic colours to provide a coloured base if required, and are now available in black.

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Acrylic Primers

Cranfield Acrylic Black Gesso Primer
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Black Gesso Primer
Additional Information

Choose this product if you are looking for a beautiful velvet black with all the ease of use of our Spectrum Gesso Primer. It has a fantastic finish with astonishing covering power and with enhanced ‘tooth’ to penetrate the support and provide high adhesion.

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Acrylic Primers

Cranfield Acrylic Covent Garden Primer
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Covent Garden Primer
Additional Information

Covent Garden Primer was designed originally for the Royal Opera House to prepare vacuum formed scenery for painting. This water based primer can be tinted, and is ideal for difficult surfaces such as PVC, clear plastics and rubber flooring. Covent Garden Primer is designed to be a first coat before conventional painting.
A test area on difficult surfaces should be prepared before treating the whole surface. Check for lack of adhesion, cracking, bleeding and other defects before main application.

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Acrylic Primers

Cranfield Clear Acrylic Canvas Primer
Product name Product code
Cranfield Clear Acrylic Canvas Primer
Additional Information

If your work calls for a transparent primer, our Clear Acrylic Canvas Sealer is the perfect solution. Separate size is not required. You can also use this product under conventional acrylic primer when solvent|oil based washes are used, to prevent penetration of the primer.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield PVA Homopolymer
Product name Product code
Cranfield PVA Homopolymer
Additional Information

Our higher plasticiser level PVA Homopolymer is designed for use as a binder. It dries to a flexible, satin finish, and may also be used as an adhesive.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion
Additional Information

To extend your acrylic colours and increase gloss, choose our Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion. This 100% acrylic resin can be used in any proportion.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield Matt Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion
Additional Information

Our Matt Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion is a 100% acrylic resin, with a matt finish. Use it in any proportion to mix with your acrylic colours to maintain viscosity and consistency of the paint.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield Acrylic Gel Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Gel Medium
Additional Information

Another option for extending your acrylic colours and increasing gloss is our Acrylic Gel medium. Performing similarly to our Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion, its gel form retains the original, acrylic colour viscosity and consistency. Again, use it in any proportion.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield Matt Acrylic Gel Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Acrylic Gel Medium
Additional Information

This extending gel medium performs the same as Acrylic Gel but dries to a matt finish, allowing you to reduce the gloss of your acrylic colours. Use in any proportion.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield Acrylic Glazing Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Glazing Medium
Additional Information

To help you achieve a high-gloss smooth finish with reduced brush marks, add our Acrylic Glazing Medium to the Spectracryl colours of your choice. Please note that this medium is not intended for use as a varnish – see our range of acrylic varnishes for an alternative.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield Acrylic Gel Retarder
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Gel Retarder
Additional Information

To achieve effects with acrylics requiring a longer working time, especially when higher ambient temperatures are working against you, our Gel Retarder is ideal. The amount you need to add will depend on prevailing working conditions.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield Acrylic Screenprint Gel
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Screenprint Gel
Additional Information

Our Screenprint Gel is formulated for use with acrylic colours for screen-printing, enabling you to continue painting for a working shift without drying hard on the screen. Add Screenprint Gel up to 25% by volume, and dry paints with hot air, infrared, a drying tunnel or normally overnight at room temperature.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield Acrylic Polymeric Thickener
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Polymeric Thickener
Additional Information

This liquid can be used sparingly to thicken PVA and acrylic emulsions, where flow is not required. It should be added drop by drop with vigorous stirring. Some users may want to dilute with water prior to mixing. Recommended maximum proportion is 3%.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield Opaque Acrylic Paste
Product name Product code
Cranfield Opaque Acrylic Paste
Additional Information

When you’re looking for an opaque matt finish from our Spectracryl colours, our Opaque Acrylic Paste is an ideal extender and can be used in any ratio. Some artists use it for modelling, and further thickening of the Opaque Acrylic Paste can be obtained by adding Polymeric Thickener by the drop.

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Acrylic Mediums

Cranfield Acrylic Matting Agent
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Matting Agent
Additional Information

Use this to create flat finishes when painting thinly and where colour inrtensity and clarity is needed.

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Acrylic Varnishes

Cranfield Exterior Acrylic Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Exterior Acrylic Varnish
Additional Information

This is a hard, acrylic varnish for the protection of outdoor acrylic paintings and installation art. This varnish can be thinned with water. It is not graffiti proof, but will resist dirt and grime. Apply on warm dry days – ideally when there is a slight breeze to aid a steady drying speed. Apply only on to acrylic paint surfaces that has thoroughly dried. It is better to apply two or three thin coats of varnish rather than one very thick coat! When very thick coats are applied, the result can be disappointingly cloudy. The Exterior Acrylic Varnish (Mural Protector) will not provide UV protection, but will extend the life time of the art work beneath. RESIN: Acrylic Polymer SOLVENT : Water

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Acrylic Varnishes

Cranfield Acrylic Soluble Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Soluble Varnish
Additional Information

Made from a white spirit-soluble acrylic resin, for use on acrylic paintings. Brushed thinly, this varnish will give smooth gloss finish and can be removed with white spirit. RESIN: Isobutylmethyacrylate (High Molecular Wieight Acrylic Resin) SOLVENT:White Spirit

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Acrylic Varnishes

Cranfield Matt Acrylic Soluble Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Acrylic Soluble Varnish
Additional Information

Achieve a smooth matt finish on acrylic paintings with this acrylic resin varnish, soluble in white spirit. RESIN: Isobutylmethyacrylate (High Molecular Weight Acrylic Resin) SOLVENT:White Spirit

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Acrylic Varnishes

Cranfield Acrylic Brushmark Gel Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Acrylic Brushmark Gel Varnish
Additional Information

This is an acrylic varnish with a glossy finish, ideal for use where brush mark effects are required. Apply to a wide variety of paint surfaces including inkjet prints to achieve intensified colours and an attractive ‘oil painting’ effect to printed work. Water-based dye inks should be sealed first before application. Protect from frost and use at room temperature. RESIN: Acrylic Polymer SOLVENT: Water

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