Wallace Seymour Acrylic Paints & Acrylic Mediums

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Art Req

Wallace Seymour Acrylic Paint

Wallace Seymour began manufacturing acrylic paint in 2010.  Their Acrylic Paint is made using a special acrylic resin that allows the maximum tinting strength of the pigment to be included in the binding system.  This ensures maximum colour concentration.

When dry the acrylic paint paste is flexible, elastic and hard-wearing. The paint dries to a satin-gloss finish when applied neat however dilution with water will create a slightly matter finish.

The paint film is fixed and permanent once dry. The drying curve of Wallace Seymour Artist’s Acrylic Extra Fine Paint is slightly longer than most standard acrylic colours. Typically, a thin film will dry in 30-40 minutes depending on the ambient conditions.

The paint can be diluted with water to create watercolour-like washes and dilution does not reduce the adhesion of the paint to the painting support/surface used.



Using Acrylic Paint with Mediums & Primers

Wallace Seymour Artist’s Acrylic Extra Fine can be applied to almost any dirt and grease free support/surface such as primed (and un-primed) canvas, boards/panels, paper, wall surfaces (check the priming prior to application.  Ideally wall structures should be primed with Wallace Seymour Acrylic Size/Primer/Gesso surface preparations for maximum performance.

The normal paint paste has a soft gel consistency. To increase its volume, add 20-40% of either Wallace Seymour Impasto Gel Gloss or Matt. To obtain a satin finish mix the Gloss and Matt Gels together.

Wallace Seymour Artist’s Acrylic Extra Fine Paint can be applied in thicknesses up to 3-5mm without shrinkage. Heavier ‘gel’ applications can be achieved by admixing the acrylic colour with Impasto Gel (typically 5-10mm). Thicker passages may shrink a little during drying.

To dilute the paint without loss of sheen, add 10-20% Wallace Seymour Acrylic Fluid Medium Gloss or Matt. For a Satin finish, mix Fluid Medium Gloss and Matt together in a 50:50 ratio.

The drying time of Wallace Seymour Artist’s Acrylic Extra Fine Paint can be extended by adding 20-40% Wallace Seymour Acrylic Retarder. This soft gel will help keep the paint film open for a longer period of time.


Acrylic Paint Screenprinting

For Screenprinting techniques, add 30-50% Wallace Seymour Screenprint Paste to Wallace Seymour Artist’s Acrylic Extra Fine Paint. The Screenprint Paste will stay ‘open’ for longer periods to facilitate pulling of prints using standard screenprinting frame/mesh. A similar mix can be used to create monoprints/blockprints.  Wallace Seymour Acrylic paint is available in larger sizes up to a 2.5 litre container. 

 Finished paintings can be varnished using Wallace Seymour Gloss or Matt Varnish (water-based). These varnishes can be readily diluted with water as required. To gain a Satin finish, mix Gloss and Matt together in a 50:50 ratio.



Storage and Use of Wallace Seymour Acrylic Paint

Avoid adding water to the colour and then storing, as added water may cause the paint paste to spoil. Avoid contamination with fingers, wet brushes/painting knives or other utensils.  Paint can be cleaned up using water.  Clean jars thoroughly before replacing lids.

New Michael Harding Oil Paint Colours just added

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Alan Black

The new Michael Harding oil paint colours are now in stock. Caribbean Turquoise, Indigo, Quinacridone Gold and Cobalt Teal. Available in 60ml & 225ml. Fast delivery.

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Pale Violet Michael Harding Oil Paint Now available at Art Req

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Alan Black

We have just added Pale Violet, the new Michael Harding Oil Paint colour to the store.  The paint is available now for immediate dispatch.  

Pale Violet, just like all the other paints in the range, is handmade using techniques dating back to the old masters. 

Be one of the first to try this new colour and take advantage of our great prices by clicking here or clicking on the link below.


Posted in Michael Harding, Oil Paint, Pale Violet


Posted on April 19, 2016 by Alan Black

Due to demand we have introduced to our store the professional stretcher bars and crossbars that we use to make our bespoke stretched canvases.    

We are the largest stockists of professional stretcher bars in Scotland.  All our bars are in stock and ready for immediate dispatch.  Our current stretcher bar lengths range from 12 to 48 inches and we will shortly be expanding our range to include bars for even larger frames.


Our stretcher bars are 22mm deep and 55mm wide and are notched for crossbars from 30 inches upwards.  They are made from edge laminated European pine to reduce warping.  This also allows for the removal of knots and imperfections.  The mortises in the stretcher bars are chiselled to ensure a tighter fit for the crossbars.  This results in greater stability when stretching canvas and helps to maintain a square frame whilst stretching your canvas.

Our professional stretcher bars are sold in pairs and every purchase includes solid Beech wedges. 

Our professional crossbars are also made from edge laminated European pine.  The crossbars are 16mm deep and 50mm wide with a starting size of 12inches and are notched from 30 inches upwards to accommodate another cross bar.

Our crossbars are whole length bars.  Only one crossbar is required (for the shorter length) on frames where one side of the stretcher frame size is below 30 inches and the other is 30 inches or above.

These crossbars are handed.  They are not half bars.  This means that if you are ordering two crossbars in order to build a single frame where both sides of the stretcher frame are over 30 inches that you must select both a TOP and a BOTTOM crossbar.  This will ensure that you obtain the correct cross bars that you need for your stretcher frame.

Cross Bars are sold in single lengths. 




Available now - Deep Purple (Dioxazine) & Quinacridone Rose from Michael Harding

Posted on March 09, 2016 by Alan Black

We have added the newest Michael Harding Oil Paint colours to our store.  The colours are Quinacridone Rose, a beautiful warm red and the other is Deep Purple, a heavy, bold Violet.  Both are now in stock and more information is available by clicking the links below.

Quinacridone Rose - Series 3

Deep Purple (Dioxazine) (series3)


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New Michael Harding Paint Colours added

Posted on December 07, 2015 by Alan Black

We now have in stock the latest paint colours from Michael Harding.  The new colours added are Warm White (Lead White Alternative) and Warm Light Yellow

Warm White Lead has been introduced following the recent ban on Lead Whites and the new Warm Light Yellow is ideal for artists looking for a white paint with a tinge of yellow. 

Both of these paints are in stock now and available for immediate dispatch.

Posted in Michael Harding, Oil Paint, Warm Light Yellow, Warm White Lead


Posted on October 30, 2015 by Alan Black

Congratulations to Cecilia Cardiff the winner of the Art Req £50 October Give-away. 

Cecilia's website can be found at

Be sure to sign up to the newsletter to be entered in our £100 Christmas Give Away.  The next draw will be made on the 11th of December 2015.