Surface Tension Breaker is a dispersant and is used to break down the surface tension of the acrylic paints.
It acts as a powerful penetrating agent. It is also known as "watercolour medium" or "flow medium".
Used correctly, it will make Matisse paint more "runny" by increasing its flow properties. Its presence within a water and paint mixture will greatly facilitate colour penetration into absorbent paper or fabric grounds, e.g. raw canvas.
It is a very valuable additive in stain painting techniques and water wash applications when working on hand-pressed watercolour paper or absorbent, bleached but unprimed canvas.
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