Retarder solution for slowing drying process of acrylics
Lengthens drying process up to three times for extended work sessions
Useful for blending colors
Clear liquid for preventing alteration of paint color
16.0 oz break-resistant, plastic bottle for storage
Sax retarder solution is added to acrylic paint to slow the drying process. The solution can lengthen paint drying up to three times for extended work sessions, and is also useful for blending colors. The solution is clear to prevent alteration of paint color, and is contained in a 16.0 oz. break-resistant, plastic bottle for storage. The solution includes a material safety data sheet (MSDS) for product information and handling procedures, and meets the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) certification standards for quality and non-toxicity.
Art education products are used by art teachers and students, and professional artists and art hobbyists to create visual, tactile, and technology-based artwork. Art education products include painting, drawing, printmaking, and framing materials, along with supplies for ceramics, sculpture, crafts, and textile projects, and related items, such as furniture accessories and books. Products may also encompass supplies and materials related to photography, video, film, and computer-generated art forms.
School Specialty provides instructional materials and supplies under dozens of brands, among them Abilitations, Think Math, Delta Education, Frey Scientific, Neo/SCI, Childcraft, School Smart, Sportime, Speech Bin, and Sax Arts. The company, founded in 1959, is headquartered in Greenville, WI.
What’s in the Box?
16.0 oz. drying retarder solution
Material safety data sheet (MSDS)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My first drying retarder, purchased to extend the drying time of flesh colored paint for painting miniatures, is an excellent buy. Interesting how the retarders on the market can range from paste in a tube - to gel - to this liquid, and offered in quantities as small as 17 ml for around 6 dollars, to the Sax offering, which contains 473 ml and purchased for around 9 dollars. And it really does what it is suppose to do, which is to prevent the filming over of the acrylic paint due to rapid drying. When painting the face of a miniature, especially a female face, the filmed over paint picked up by the brush and applied leaves a ruddy complexion, which is not very flattering. The extended drying time gives the modeler an opportunity to smooth over the entire face of a miniature, then blend different shades together to give highlights. Every now and then, I find a product that is a "how did I model without it" type product. The Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement is one of those...
As stated on the bottle "A little goes a Long way" so this retarder will last me for quite a long time. Great value and does the work of keeping my acrylics from drying too fast.
It is like water. I haven't used it yet though.
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