Lascaux offers a reliable, logically structured and comprehensive range of sizings and primers, modelling pastes, gels, mediums, various mediums and additives and varnishes. These are essential for executing and finishing a work, using varied painting techniques. In addition to providing the artist with a vast range of creative possibilities in painting techniques, they also offer safety in the application and completion of works, from correct priming to individual colour modification, to the appropriate final protection.
All painting mediums are acrylic based and build a modular system - the Lascaux modular system of painting mediums. They can be intermixed and used with Lascaux artists’ colours.
Lascaux Sizing and Primers
For the best treatment of varied surface preparations we offer compatible sizing, primers and gessos. A comprehensive variety suitable for all types of substrates, including paper, textiles, wood, etc. For both interior and exterior use
This colourless sizing provides a better reception for the priming coat and reduces “bleed through” of the primer or gesso.
Lascaux Hydro-Grund impregnates substrates of low absorbency such as concrete, to highly absorbent grounds such as sanding plaster work or stucco.
Lascaux Paraloid B 72-10% (solvent based sealer)*
Lascaux Paraloid with great penetrating power, making it ideal for use in impregnation and stabilization of substrates such as old chalking, mineral and lime paints, stucco and gypsum.
Lascaux Gesso a semi-absorbent, white acrylic primer/ground has a good tooth. Ideal for acrylic, oil, water and tempera painting.
Lascaux Primer providing a very smooth surface for canvas (cotton or linen), textiles, wood and paper.
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Lascaux Uni Primer
Lascaux Uni Primer a white primer/ground and "grip coat" for rigid, non-absorbent substrates such as polyester, plexiglas and glass. Especially suitable for exterior application providing a white, non absorbent surface with excellent adhesive properties.
Lascaux Pastelground is a fine toothed, buff-white ground for pastel, charcoal and watercolour.painting. Ideal for substrates like wood, cardboard and textiles and has a good tooth.
Opaque, ready-to-use modelling pastes available in a variety of textures (A= smooth, B= coarse, C= extra coarse), colours (neutral, black, grey, white) and weight. Use pure or mixed with colours. When mixing colours with the various Natural Modelling Pastes, colours will hardly be altered. When dry, the modelling pastes are waterproof and can be painted over. They are flexible, have excellent adhesion properties and do not crack in thicker layers.
Lascaux Modelling Paste A – Natural
Fine modelling paste, dries to an off-white, smooth surface.
Lascaux Modelling Paste A – Mineral Grey
Fine modelling paste, dries to a warm grey, smooth surface.
Lascaux Modelling Paste A – Black Earth
Fine modelling paste, dries to a deep black, smooth surface.
Lascaux Modelling Paste B – Natural
Coarse modelling paste, dries to an off-white, rough surface.
Lascaux Modelling Paste B – Mineral Grey
Coarse modelling paste, dries to a warm grey, rough surface.
Lascaux Modelling Paste B – Black Earth
Coarse modelling paste, dries to a deep black, rough surface.
Lascaux Modelling Paste C – Natural
Extra coarse modelling paste dries to an off-white, very rough surface.
Lascaux Modelling Paste C – Mineral Grey
Extra coarse modelling paste, dries to a warm grey, very rough surface.
Lascaux Modelling Paste C – Black Earth
Extra coarse modelling paste, dries to a deep black, very rough surface.
Lascaux Structura – Natural
Fine-grained extremely light modelling paste, dries to a velvety white, yet absorbent hard surface which can be sanded. Ideal for large scale works.
Lascaux Structura – Mineral Grey
Fine grained extremely light modelling paste, dries to a velvety, grey, yet absorbent hard surface which can be sanded. Ideal for large scale works.
Lascaux Structura – Black Earth
Fine grained extremely light modelling paste, dries to a velvety, black yet absorbent hard surface which can be sanded. Ideal for large scale works.
Lascaux Impasto gels are transparent and thick gels used to create heavy impasto textures and to give colours more body and volume. They may be used alone, mixed with, or painted over with acrylic colours to impart different sheens and textures to colours. Impasto Gels are flexible and will not crack even when applied in thick layers. They have excellent adhesive properties.
- For impasto painting
- Use in collage for gluing heavyweight materials
- as texture finish
- ideal for thick glazes
- Colours can be mixed into the gel to prolong drying time and to increase transparency
Lascaux Impasto Gel 1 (gloss)
Lascaux Impasto Gel 1 dries to a waterproof, transparent gloss film.
Lascaux Impasto Gel 2 (matt)
Lascaux Impasto Gel 2 dries to a waterproof, transparent and matt film.
Lascaux Impasto Gel 3 (satin gloss)
Lascaux Impasto Gel 3 dries to a waterproof, transparent and satin gloss film.
Lascaux mediums increase the transparency of the colours while increasing adhesion of strongly diluted colours. Use alone or mix into Lascaux Acrylic colours to give a gloss, satin or matt sheen to paint. Lascaux Mediums are transparent.
- Mix with Lascaux acrylics to create glazes in various sheens
- Use in collage for gluing lightweight materials
- Colours can be mixed into the medium to slow down drying time
- Mix with Lascaux acrylics to increase transparency while extending volume
Lascaux Medium 1 gloss
Lascaux Medium 1 dries to a waterproof, clear gloss film. Can be used as final gloss varnish for protecting artwork on flexible supports.
Lascaux Medium 2 matt
Dries to a waterproof matt film. May be used alone as colourless sizing or primer for canvas and paper.
Lascaux Medium 3 satin matt
Lascaux Medium 3 dries to a waterproof transparent, satin gloss film. Can be used as final satin gloss varnish for protecting artwork on flexible supports.
Lascaux Sirius Acrylic Medium matt
Lascaux Sirius Acrylic Medium dries to a waterproof deep matt film. The most matt of all Lascaux Mediums.
Lascaux Aquacryl Medium
Lascaux Aquacryl Medium dries to a water resoluble matt transparent film.
Adding Lascaux Retarder to acrylics extends drying time, without affecting the colour of Lascaux Acrylic paints. Not recommend for very absorbent grounds and exterior application.
Lascaux Retarder Ultra
Higher viscosity version of the Retarder which added to acrylics extends drying for a very long time.
Lascaux Thickener increases the consistency of acrylic paint. Can thicken highly diluted paint and maintain good brushability.
Lascaux Matting agent
The addition of Lascaux Matting agent to acrylic colours will give them the finish of gouache or tempera paint.
Lascaux Acrylic Emulsion D 498-M
Lascaux Acrylic Emulsion D 498-M is used as binder to mix with powdered pigments and pigments in aqueous solution to make your own acrylic colours. Used in preparing priming coats, spatula pastes, modelling pastes and the setting of mosaic stones.
Lascaux Water Resoluble Medium
Lascaux Water Resoluble Medium is used as binder to make your own Gouache and water-colours.
Lascaux Acrylic Adhesive 498-HV*
Lascaux Adhesive 498-HV is a versatile adhesive and used for mounting textiles and paper on various supports, such as wood, paper, cardboard, plaster etc.
For the ideal finishing treatment of a work: acrylic varnishes increase resistance to the effects of weather, soiling and mechanical stress and make cleaning easier. They have good adhesive properties, are non-yellowing, lightfast and age-resistant. A final varnish can harmonize surface sheen in a painting.
Lascaux Acryl Varnish 1 gloss
Lascaux Acrylic Transparent Varnish 1 gloss dries to a clear gloss film which is very scratch resistant. Can be added to colours to improve adhesion and hardness. May be used alone as colourless sizing for wood.
Lascaux Acryl Varnish 2 matt
Lascaux Acrylic Transparent Varnish 2 matt dries to a transparent matt film.
Lascaux Acryl Varnish 3 semigloss
Lascaux Acrylic Transparent Varnish 3 satin gloss dries to a clear gloss film which is scratch resistant. Can be added to colours to improve adhesion and hardness.
Lascaux Acryl Varnish 1-UV gloss
Lascaux Acrylic Transparent Varnish 1-UV gloss dries to a clear gloss film which is very scratch resistant. With UV-inhibitors to increase protection for exterior works.
Lascaux Acryl Varnish 2-UV matt
Lascaux Acrylic Transparent Varnish 2-UV matt dries to a matt film. With UV-inhibitors to increase protection of exterior works.
Lascaux Acryl Varnish 3-UV, semi gloss
Dries to a clear semi gloss film which is scratch resistant. With UV-inhibitors to increase protection of exterior works.
Lascaux protective coating of digital prints (Ink Jet)
Lascaux UV transparent varnishes provide a high-quality protective coating for digital prints on paper and canvas that provide a gloss or satin finish to printed pictures.
The multi-purpose Fixative can be used for water-colours, pastels, graphite and charcoal drawings. It is non-yellowing and does not change the hue of colours upon drying.
Lascaux UV Protect
Lascaux UV Protect is an archival varnish with UV protection (light-fast, age resistant and re-soluble). It is universally applicable and suitable for all Lascaux colour ranges. It can also be used on oil, tempera, watercolour and pastel painting, and is also suitable for drawings, inkjets and photos.
Lascaux Artists' brushes
Lascaux Artists’ brushes are specially developed synthetic fibres, hard-wearing, tough and springy, with excellent shape permanence and a responsive paint loading and delivery capacity. These Artist brushes are available as bright, flat and round brushes as well as filbert brushes and in various sizes.
The wide Lascaux brushes
Lascaux Water colour brushes are made of synthetic fibres and offer the same quality features as Lascaux Artists’ brushes. Water colour brushes are available in 3 different sizes.
Lascaux Artists' brushes flat
The wide Lascaux brushes are made of Interlon synthetic dark-brown hair combination and available in 7 different sizes. These brushes are excellent to apply primer and for painting on large sufaces.
Lascaux Brush cleaner
The environmentally friendly and very effective Brush Cleaner removes acrylic and gouache gently and reliably.
Lascaux Sirius Palette
Lascaux Sirius Palette is a versatile, round, practical palette for artists, schools and art therapy. The palette is extremely light and therefore a pleasure to work with. Made of unbreakable polypropylene and dimensions of: diameter
170 mm, height 25 mm, 2 mm thick.