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So, I've been playing around with thinning my paints for awhile now, and I've thought about switching to the 'real' stuff. I've been using Future and it's been doing a fine job. What I'm wondering is how it compares to something like Vallejo glaze medium. I'm all for spending money on the proper tools, however when it comes down to $3US for a huge bottle or $3US for a tiny bottle... I can get a bit cheap.
The future is more about cutting the surface tension. The glaze medium will be a bit thicker. If you are interested in different mediums - I would recommend going to an art store and picking up larger bottles of medium. They have all kinds. Floquil is a major maker of different acrylic mediums.
I use a few of them from time to time however the mixture that I use the most for just about everything is a combination of water (about 40%), future floor wax (about 40%), and floquil extender (about 20%). I have used the glaze medium a few times to thicken up inks and found that they work well enough.
The vallejo bottles are tiny enough to probably not make it worth your while. I would get the larger bottles at an art supply store. Barring that - if money is no object you really don't have anything to lose by trying it. Who knows it might by the miracle solution!
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