With watercolor paint mediums, we are able to make paint become more transparent, glossy or matte, and even produce more texture in paintings.
Mediums are much more popular with paints such as oil and acrylic, and not so much with watercolors. However, using them with watercolor paints is very helpful when trying out various painting methods.
Using a medium or an additive requires caution as too much of it can damage the whole painting. So if you are a beginner, we would recommend to test it before mixing it with paints.
Variety of watercolor paint mediums available such as gum arabic, ox gall solution, masking fluid, varnishes and much more.