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Make Fluid Art Paint

How To Do Fluid Art?

Looking for a medium to make fluid Art Paint? Derivan has you covered, use Derivan Spreader Medium.  Learn how to do fluid art with this Fluid Art For Beginners Page

Derivan Acrylic and Derivan Students grade acrylic paints offer a thick consistency suitable for impasto, oil painting and brush stroke techniques but their high tintorial strength allows for ready dilution with water or mediums giving the painter free expression by selective use of these mediums.

One such medium is "Spreader Medium" and the purpose of this medium is to spread large volumes of transparent colour over selected areas while maintaining controlled paint viscosity. Acrylic colour can be added in small or large increments to the Spreader Medium. Spreader Medium is a transparent flowing paste. It dries fairly "flat" and when dry can hardly be discerned on a painted or unpainted area, i.e. it leaves almost no stain.

Available in 500ml & 2Ltrs




spreader medium in 500mL bottle


Its main application is for glazing where it imparts fine flow and controlled spreadability and lubrication to the paint. Used on its own, the medium does not dry waterproof and can therefore be used as an intermediary between two partially dried paint films if some water sensitivity for wash areas is desired.

Applied over a dried paint film, it gives a wet effect but will recede to an almost invisible film when dry. As Spreader Medium dries relatively slow when applied over a well-primed or heavily painted area, it increases workability within the paint.

Soft colour hues and delicate tone on tone can be obtained by using Spreader Medium.

Spreader Medium can be used to pre-dilute Derivan acrylic colours to infinity thereby increasing transparency (this may also increase water sensitivity).

Polymer Gloss Varnish is the natural intermixer with the spreader to increase water resistance. Pre-addition of 1 part Polymer Gloss Varnish to 4 parts Spreader Medium is sufficient to impart water resistance to the medium. Available in 500ml and 2 Litre sizes.






Get started with these Ready-made Pouring paint sets which includes a 500ml Derivan Spreader Medium. 

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About Us 

We are a second-generation family business and have been proudly making paint here at the Derivan Factory for over 50 years – located in Rhodes, Sydney Australia. We are never out of stock as we make it on site.

Where do we ship to?

Online ordering is only available in Australia at the moment for international orders please contact us @ [email protected]


What payment methods do you accept for online orders?


We accept Visa and MasterCard on our website.

Our sales staff can also process other payment types manually, contact us and we can do  your order over the phone.  


How can I track my internet order 

Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with a tracking number, call us on 02 97362022 or email us with your order number and we will send you your tracking number.


When will my order be dispatched?

For all orders received before noon, your order is dispatched the same day and next day after 12 pm. It is the utmost importance to get your order to you as swiftly as possible.


Is your product Australian Made?

All our paint is made here on-site at the Derivan Factory our customers are often surprised to hear that we manufacture our paint in Australia. Yes, it is proudly Australian  ma de, and you can be confident your online order is factory fresh with quality raw materials.