GOLDEN UV Topcoats are formulated with 100% acrylic polymer dispersion incorporating a system of Ultra Violet Light Filters and Stabilizers (UVLS) for protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. When used as a topcoat they help lower overall water-sensitivity and limit air exposure, while providing increased durability for fragile surfaces. When working with water sensitive materials, such as watercolors or digital prints, it is critical to always test for the potential water-sensitivity of the various materials being used.
GOLDEN Gel Topcoats are not intended as a commercial topcoat for high wear items. They dry to a permanent, flexible, non-removable coating. The Gloss version dries with great clarity and a highly reflective surface, while the Semi-Gloss dries to a translucent, more wax-like finish and like all topcoats may appear to alter color saturation.
GOLDEN Gel Topcoats are fully compatible with other GOLDEN Acrylic Colors, Mediums, Gels and Pastes, and can be blended with these products in any proportion. While formulated primarily as a topcoat, they can be used like other Gels to modify sheen and transparency, create texture, provide a clear barrier or coating for subsequent paint or other materials, and to extend product.