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Unlocking Formula

Essential Information For Artists Using Atelier Interactive

You Need Unlocking Formula To Benefit From Atelier Interactive's Unique Formulation

Atelier’s Unlocking Formula has been specifically designed to help you control the drying of Atelier Interactive. It allows you to keep your acrylic paint wet for as long as you need. Mix the ‘Unlocking Formula’ into your paint with either a brush or an atomiser spray. This ‘Formula’ will keep your paint wet, it will also re-wet or re-open recently dried paint.

The Best of Both Worlds: For Wet Paint

Whenever you want to keep your Interactive painting wet like oil paint, spray the area you want to work on with Unlocking Formula and you can keep painting as long as you like. Unlocking Formula keeps your paint wet and even rewets paint that has just dried, so you have a lot of latitude and can feel quite relaxed about painting. When you have finished working, the Unlocking Formula dries quickly and you can overpaint if you want to.

The Best of Both Worlds: For Fast Drying Paint

When you are blocking in or underpainting and you want your painting to dry quickly like other acrylics, don’t use the Unlocking Formula.


  • This control over drying works uniquely with Atelier Interactive and its special mediums.  
  • Don’t use traditional Atelier Mediums or traditional formula acrylics with Unlocking Formula. The combination is patented and only interacts with the Interactive paint.

A Special Trick You Can Use

When you have a painting that you like but you want to do more work on it, you can seal the painting with a coat of Fast Medium Fixer, diluted Binder Medium or Universal Medium/Varnish, all of which will seal the painting against the Unlocking Formula. You can then over paint and if you don’t like what you have added, it is easy to remove and try again. Spray with Unlocking Formula and wipe off the unsuccessful layer.