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    Do I have to make a choice between a wet pallet and glaze medium? Does it make sense to thin paint on a wet pallet further with glaze medium?

    I want a glaze medium to thin paint and make it more translucent without altering the color.

    I want a wet pallet for mixed shades of paint, but I also tend to get much thinner paint.

    If I am using a glaze medium, should I not also use a wet pallet for that particular color? If I want to mix flesh tones from a ruddy base to a beige, I would use wet pallet, but it I wanted to layer/feather a lighter color over a darker one without mixing paints, I would user a glaze medium on a dry/hard/plastic pallet.

    Also, is there a difference between Vajello glaze medium and e.g. Liquetex glaze medium?

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    They are different things. A wet pallet should keep your paint mixes liquid over a period of time. It does not make a difference to the process, rather to t he longevity of the paint. Glaze medium is designed to thin paint and as the name suggests to thin it to allow it to be used as a glaze.

    You can use glaze medium with a wet pallet. It will keep keep moisture in the paint.

    The whole idea of a glaze is to create a translucent layer. This is not a paint, but can be applied over paint to tint the base colour, smooth blending etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs101 View Post

    Also, is there a difference between Vajello glaze medium and e.g. Liquetex glaze medium?

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    Mainly the size of bottle and quantity therein Try 'em both and see which you prefer. I am still using some of the GW stuff I got ages ago. As long as you aren't mixing huge batches for terrain or something a little bottle will last a long time.
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    What I try to do is put down the undiluted paint on the wet pallet, then put the flow-aid water and/or slow-dri in the middle so it creates a "well" (just like putting eggs and milk in the middle of flour when making batter). This is so that the thinned paint doesn't spread all over the place. It will happen from time to time and it sucks, cause it spreads out really far, and then it dries up. I haven't tried vallejo glaze medium, but have some of their verdigris glaze, and if it's any indicator, that stuff is pretty thick. It doesn't even ooze into cracks, you have to push it in there.

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    I use Vallejo Glaze Medium on a wet palette frequently without issues. It's my primary paint thinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispy View Post
    I haven't tried vallejo glaze medium, but have some of their verdigris glaze, and if it's any indicator, that stuff is pretty thick. It doesn't even ooze into cracks, you have to push it in there.
    Its nothing like it.
    Verdigris is in itself a paint and needs to be thinned for use. Glaze medium is more like the medium that Vallejo paints are made with.
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