Soft Gel Gloss is a key medium for every acrylic painter to have in their studio arsenal: Soft Gel Gloss is recommended for adhering collage materials and textures such as coffee grounds, sand, dried leaves, tissue paper, and other items safely and permanently to a canvas or board. Think of it as a clear "glue." But Soft Gel Gloss is even more versatile: It's what Golden recommends acrylic artists use to safely SEAL their finished paintings and permanently protect them against dust, dirt, and the effects of time. UV-protective varnish then goes on top. It's a must-have for serious acrylic artists.