Clear Acrylic Glazes

Rosco Clear Acrylic Glazes are versatile acrylic mediums that can be used to protect painted finishes, provide additional strength and adhesion to scenic paints or to create transparent glazes.

Used as a topcoat, Clear Flat and Gloss provide a durable finish to protect your painted scenery from incidental abuse. Used on a stage floor, clear acrylic Glazes protect a paint treatment from basic wear and tear, as well as providing the desired finish; flat, gloss or a mixture of the two giving the scenic artist complete control over the depth of the finished paint treatment. Clear Acrylic does not provide the same protection as a urethane finish. If you need a hard protective finish to protect against moving scenery and excessive abuses, use Clear ColorCoat or Premiere Clear.

Added to paint, Rosco Clear Acrylic Glazes will increase the adhesion and flexibility of the mixture. Rosco Clear Acrylic Glazes are compatible with all Rosco Scenic Paints, and many other water based or latex paint formulations. (Always test for compatibility with an untried combination.)

Compatibility: When using a paint with weaker binder strength, such as a casein or tempera paint, adding 1-2 cups of Clear Acrylic Glaze (flat or gloss based on the desired finish) will improve both the adhesion of these paints, as well as making the finish more resistant to scratches and burnishing. Adding Clear Acrylic Glaze to Iddings Deep Colors will make the paint finish more water resistant as well.

Finish: Flat/Matte or Gloss

Solvent: Water

Binder Type Vinyl acrylic

Dilution: Always dilute at least 1:1 with water. Failure to dilute Rosco Glazes may caused the medium to cloud over as it dries.

Surface Preparation: Surfaces should be clean, dry and free from dirt and grease. If applying over a painted finish, always test before hand for compatibility and adhesion. Allow paint treatment to dry 24 hours before top coating with Clear Acrylic Glazes.

Application: Stir contents well before each use. Apply by brush, roller, or spray gun. Apply in thin, uniform coats, using a good quality brush or roller. Use overlapping strokes, keeping a wet edge. Change roller direction often to avoid patterns and streaking. Do not apply a heavy coat. To build up a more durable finish, apply several thin coats, allowing each to dry thoroughly between applications. Failure to do so may cause the finish to cloud over while drying.

When treating a back drop, use a hudson sprayer to apply a uniform, thin coating so the painted muslin will remain flexible.

Film Thickness: 1:1 Dilution=1 mil. Dry Film

Coverage: 1:1 Dilution= approximately 600 sq. ft. per gallon (56 sq. m. per 3.79L), depending on substrate, application tool and film thickness.

Dry Time: At 75°F (24°C.) Dries to the touch in approximately 30-45 minutes. Can be re-coated in 1-2 hours. Clear Acrylic Glaze has a milky appearance when wet but will dry clear. DO NOT USE HEAT OR FORCED AIR TO ACCELERATE DRY TIME AS CLOUDING MAY OCCUR.

Clean-Up: Soap and water.

Shelf Life: Minimum 24 months when stored in a temperature controlled environment.

Packaging: 1 Gallon and 5 Gallon (3.79L and 18.95L).

CAUTIONS: Do not apply when surface or air temperature is below 50°F (10°C). Protect against freezing. Avoid prolonged contact with skin or breathing of spray. Do not take internally. Use with adequate ventilation. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

All technical data, recommendations and service are accurate to the best of our knowledge. Rosco assumes no responsibility for the results obtained or damage incurred from use by the buyer in whole or in part since method of application and its use is beyond our control.

Product Numbers

150 05580 0128

Clear Acrylic Gloss - Gallon

150 05580 0640

Clear Acrylic Gloss - 5 Gallon

150 05581 0128

Clear Acrylic Flat - Gallon

150 05581 0640

Clear Acrylic Flat - 5 Gallon

Clear Gloss Acrylic Glaze - GHS SDS

Clear Gloss Acrylic Glaze - SDS

Clear Flat Acrylic Glaze - GHS SDS

Clear Flat Acrylic Glaze - SDS

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