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Liquitex Professional Varnish - 237ml

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Seal your acrylic work with a transparent, satin acrylic layer, which is breathable, permanent and protects against UV.

What It Does

  • 100% acrylic polymer varnish adds a satin, matte or gloss sheen, protects and resists dirt retention.
  • Dries clear to a flexible, non-tacky, hard surface Increases brightness and colour saturation.
  • Adjusts and unifies surface sheen.
  • Improves surface durability - ideal when shipping or exhibiting.
  • Protects colours from UV light damage Resists discoloration - yellowing and fogging - caused by humidity, heat and UV .
  • Depending on the substrate it allows surface moisture to pass through and breathe..
  • Allows for easy cleaning without fear of damaging the acrylic paint film.
  • Has excellent levelling properties - will not hold brush marks Semi-opaque when wet, transparent when dry.
  • Use on flexible or rigid supports.
  • Designed for interior and exterior use.

How To Use It

  • As this is permanent, do a patch test first.
  • Before varnishing ensure paint surface is fully dry (72 hours-two weeks depending on thickness).
  • Ensure your space is well ventilated and dirt and dust-free.
  • Place the artwork flat on a surface - always varnish horizontally.
  • Stir gently before use.
  • Use long, even strokes, covering the surface top to bottom while moving from one side to the other - don't go over bits you have missed, but leave to dry and then re-varnish area.
  • While applying, look for surface bubbles and even them out immediately.
  • Apply 1-2 thin coats, allowing at least three hours dry time between coats.
  • If you require more than two layers, first use Gloss Varnish as a base layer and build to your desired thickness, then apply Satin Varnish as your top coat.

How Not To Use It

  • Do not shake or vigorously over-brush as this can result in surface bubbles and a foggy, hazy look when dry.
  • Don't apply with a roller or sponge brush.
  • Do not thin with water.
  • Don't apply in one thick coat, but several thin coats, to avoid brush marks, drips and cloudiness.
  • Don't go back over areas you have already done, as this can cause clouding.
  • Don't attempt to remove once applied Do not use with any non-acrylic media

For more information read our Blog "Varnishing Acrylic Paintings"