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Paint varnish is a clear, protective coating that is applied to paintings to protect them from dust, dirt, moisture, and fading.
Varnish can also be used to enhance the appearance of a painting by adding a layer of shine or matte.
There are two main types of paint varnish: oil-based and water-based.
Oil-based varnishes are more durable and provide better protection, but they can be difficult to apply and clean up.
Water-based varnishes are easier to apply and clean up, but they are not as durable as oil-based varnishes.
When choosing a paint varnish, it is important to consider the type of paint that was used to create the painting.
Oil-based paints should be varnished with an oil-based varnish, and water-based paints should be varnished with a water-based varnish.
Here are some types of varnish,
Gloss finish: A glossy finish will make the colors more vibrant and shiny.
Matte finish: A matte finish will reduce the glare and the colors will be softened.
Satin finish: A satin finish is somewhere between gloss and matte.
It's a water-based varnish (acrylic resins dissolved in water & not solvent based )
Ideal for giving a final touch to acrylic & fluid art paintings
Varnish helps in protecting the painting from dust & moisture.
Use the varnish only after the paints are completely dry.
Water resistant when dry.
Gives a Satin finish & not glossy.
Apply 2-3 coats if needed.
How to Apply Varnish:
To apply varnish, follow these steps:
Make sure the surface is clean and dry.
Use a separate brush for varnishing the paintings (preferably an old unused & clean brush works too)
Apply multiple coats, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next.
Allow the varnish to dry completely before handling the artwork.
When using varnish or fixative spray, it is important to follow these safety precautions:
Wear gloves and a mask to protect yourself from fumes.
Work in a well-ventilated area.
Do not apply varnish or fixative spray near an open flame.
Keep out of reach of children.
Varnish should be stored in a cool, dry place.