Varnishes

Acrylic Polymer Varnishes
Blick Artists' Acrylic Matte Varnish
Blick Artists' Acrylic Matte Varnish

Apply Matte Varnish for a uniform, non-glare, satin finish. Use only on acrylic paintings. Apply once they are completely dry.

Prices range from $9.75 - $16.45
 
Blick Matte Acrylic Varnishes
Blick Matte Acrylic Varnishes

Use Dick Blick's Matte Acrylic Varnishes over Blick Matte Acrylic Paint, or any other craft acrylic paints. They provide a tough, non-yellowing protective coat.

Price: $7.73
 
Chroma Atelier Interactive Varnishes
Chroma Atelier Interactive Varnishes

These non-toxic, waterbased varnishes provide a protective, non-tacky coating for acrylic paintings. They are also excellent for altering sheen levels when mixed with acrylic paints. Formerly known as Chroma Atelier Medium & Varnish, they are available in Gloss, Matte, and Satin finishes.

Prices range from $4.63 - $15.03
 
Chroma Fusion I.A. Series Pro-Grade Exterior UV Varnish
Chroma Fusion I.A. Series Pro-Grade Exterior UV Varnish

Chroma's Fusion I.A. Series Pro-Grade Exterior UV Varnish protects your projects from the elements with powerful UV absorbers that defend against sun damage and weathering. Available in gloss or matte, the varnish offers superior exterior durability.

Prices range from $44.99 - $45.61
 
Golden Acrylic Polymer Varnishes
Golden Acrylic Polymer Varnishes

A final sealant over acrylic paint, a waterborne acrylic polymer varnish that dries to a protective, flexible, dust-resistant surface.

Prices range from $6.65 - $81.95
 
Holbein Acrylic Varnish
Holbein Acrylic Varnish

Fast-drying Holbein Acrylic Varnish provides excellent protection for finished artwork. Ideal for acrylic paintings on canvas or paper, it may also be used on clay, wood, and unglazed pottery.

Price: $14.97
 
Lascaux UV Protect Spray Varnish
Lascaux UV Protect Spray Varnish

This is the answer to many artists' requests for an easy-to-apply, archival spray varnish with UV protection. UV Protect can be sprayed over oil, tempera, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, photos, and between layers of airbrush applications.

Price: $27.67
 
Lascaux UV Varnish
Lascaux UV Varnish

Protect your finished artwork from ultraviolet light with this water-thinnable, transparent varnish. It can be used on a wide range of media, including wood, concrete, plaster, stone, pottery, and most synthetic materials.

Price: $23.43
 
Liquitex Acrylic Polymer Varnishes
Liquitex Acrylic Polymer Varnishes

Liquitex Acrylic Varnishes, made from 100% acrylic polymer emulsion, form durable films when dry. They have excellent flexibility and resistance to chemicals, water, abrasion and ultraviolet radiation. Use them to provide lasting protection for artwork.

Prices range from $6.48 - $81.08
 
Maimeri Acrylic Picture Varnish
Maimeri Acrylic Picture Varnish

Maimeri Acrylic Picture Varnish is an easy-to-apply finishing non-yellowing varnish. It has a UV filter that makes it very suitable for outdoor painting.

Prices range from $12.65 - $29.95
 
Paverpol Josefine Varnish
Paverpol Josefine Varnish

This high-quality varnish contains a powerful UV filter that makes it ideal for use in outside spaces as well as indoor environments. Use it to seal artworks painted with acrylics or pieces that will be placed in high-humidity areas.

Prices range from $15.53 - $41.15
 
Pebeo Acrylic Polymer Varnishes
Pebeo Acrylic Polymer Varnishes

Varnishes improve the ability of acrylic colors to resist aging, increase color depth, and harmonize differences in color brilliance. Gloss, Matte, and Sovent-Based UV Absorbent Varnish.

Prices range from $7.32 - $27.09
 
Sennelier Acrylique Lacquers
Sennelier Acrylique Lacquers

Truly indispensable for optimizing the qualities of Sennelier Extra-Fine Acrylique Paints, these acrylic lacquers create a wide variety of effects. Apply lacquers to dry paintings for protection against harmful ultraviolet light and scratches.

Prices range from $6.35 - $14.69
 
Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Varnishes
Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Varnishes

Finished artwork should be protected from general dust and pollution by application of a thin layer of varnish. These products impart a protective satin, gloss, or matte layer to finished paintings. They can be mixed.

Prices range from $4.98 - $6.73
Acrylic Resin Varnishes
Daler-Rowney Cryla Soluble Acrylic Matte Varnish
NEW! Daler-Rowney Cryla Soluble Acrylic Matte Varnish

Daler-Rowney Cryla Soluble Acrylic Matte Varnish is a medium specifically developed for the protection of acrylic works from environmental pollutants that cause surface degradation. It seals the surface and provides a barrier film.

Price: $6.99
 
Gamblin Gamvar Varnish
Gamblin Gamvar Varnish

Gamvar is a synthetic resin gloss varnish developed by conservators at the National Gallery. It can be used on acrylic paintings as well as oils. Gamvar is a synthetic resin varnish with a high refractive index similar to that of natural resins.

Prices range from $8.97 - $23.97
 
Golden Hard MSA Topcoat
Golden Hard MSA Topcoat

Golden Hard MSA Topcoat can be used over a wide variety of paints, including acrylic, oil, alkyd, egg tempera, watercolor, and casein. It dries to a tough, non-flexible protective finish. As a topcoat for acrylics, it provides a harder, lower tack surface than other topcoats.

Prices range from $7.13 - $39.28
 
Golden MSA Acrylic Varnish
Golden MSA Acrylic Varnish

Golden's Mineral Spirit Acrylic (MSA) Varnish with Ultraviolet Light Stabilizers is a mineral spirits based acrylic resin system that can be applied to acrylic, oil, and alkyd painted surfaces.

Prices range from $7.13 - $108.41
 
Liquitex Soluvar Varnish
Liquitex Soluvar Varnish

Ideal for acrylic or oil works, Soluvar varnishes are solvent based, durable and non-yellowing. They reduce surface "tack," pressure sensitivity and static electrical buildup, drying as a clear, water-resistant surface protecting from dust and dirt.

Prices range from $13.89 - $39.48
 
Maimeri Painting Varnish
Maimeri Painting Varnish

Maimeri Painting Varnish is a fatty varnish that prevents uneven drying, and produces bright tones. It increases the adhesion to the surface and the flexibility of colors.

Price: $9.40
 
Maimeri Picture Varnish
Maimeri Picture Varnish

Maimeri Picture Varnish is a final varnish combining the flexibility and hardness qualities of its components. It can also be used for other mediums.

Prices range from $12.10 - $80.52
 
Michael Harding Matt Varnish
Michael Harding Matt Varnish

This is a final picture varnish that creates a permanent, matte, protective coating on oil paintings.

Price: $11.40
 
Old Holland New Masters UV Resistant Varnishes
Old Holland New Masters UV Resistant Varnishes

All New Masters varnishes increase the chemical and physical resistance of acrylic paints, and protect them from ultraviolet light, increasing the durability of the painting. These are removable painting varnishes with a cyclohexanol base. Do not dilute.

Prices range from $31.68 - $44.39
 
Pebeo Solvent Based UV Absorbent Varnish
Pebeo Solvent Based UV Absorbent Varnish

Particularly recommended for the protection of artwork exhibited outdoors, this waterproof varnish gives a satin appearance that filters ultraviolet rays. When dry, the varnish can be removed with petroleum or white spirit without altering the acrylic color.

Price: $17.99
 
Royal Talens Cobra Painting Varnishes
Royal Talens Cobra Painting Varnishes

Protect an oil painting against aging, dust, and dirt with Cobra Painting Varnishes as a final varnish.

Price: $9.26
 
Weber Matvar 53 Varnish
Weber Matvar 53 Varnish

Protect your oil, watercolor, or tempera paintings with this matte finish varnish. Non-yellowing, flexible, transparent acrylic resin varnish that resists cracking peeling or marring. Contains no wax.

Prices range from $5.71 - $19.49
 
Weber Synvar Varnish
Weber Synvar Varnish

An excellent, water clear, acrylic resin picture varnish for oil and acrylic paintings dries to a gloss finish in less than 30 minutes, has excellent durability and good adhesion. Will not darken with age.

Prices range from $5.69 - $18.79
 
Winsor & Newton Original Artists' Varnish
Winsor & Newton Original Artists' Varnish

Winsor & Newton Original Artists' Varnishes provide finalized oil and alkyd paintings with superior protection against dirt, grease, and UV damage. All are removable with mineral spirits or turpentine so that paintings may be cleaned in the future.

Prices range from $6.79 - $25.82
 
Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic UV Varnishes
Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic UV Varnishes

Use specially formulated Winsor & Newton Acrylic UV Varnishes to protect and preserve artwork against dirt, grease, pollution, fading, and color shift. Choose from gloss, matte, or satin finishes.

Prices range from $7.10 - $21.43
Antiquing Varnishes
Blockx Amber Varnish
Blockx Amber Varnish

As a medium, amber adds depth to paintings and is the finest of all resins. As a varnish, amber provides a tough elastic topcoat that penetrates and becomes part of the paint film, rendering paintings as brilliant in 100 years as they are today.

Price: $121.65
 
Maimeri Mastic Varnishes
Maimeri Mastic Varnishes

Maimeri mastic varnish is a natural, valuable antique varnish for traditional use.

Prices range from $56.92 - $90.14
 
Maimeri Patina Varnish
Maimeri Patina Varnish

Maimeri Patina Varnish creates an amber finish, giving your painting an antique look. It's used as an undercoat for the picture cracking varnish and will yellow over time. It's housed in a glass bottle with twist-off cap.

Prices range from $11.02 - $64.39
 
Maimeri Picture Cracking Varnish
Maimeri Picture Cracking Varnish

Maimeri Picture Cracking Varnish is a ready to use amber solution that gives paintings and other objects an antique, cracked look.

Prices range from $8.86 - $44.33
 
Old Holland Mastic Picture Varnish
Old Holland Mastic Picture Varnish

This hard varnish turns slightly milky and produces a high-gloss finish. Old Holland Mastic Picture Varnish is made from a pure, clear mastic resin dissolved in white spirit. It should be used only after oil paints have dried, which can take up to one year. It may yellow somewhat.

Price: $19.50
Conservation and Restoration Varnishes
Krylon Gallery Series Conservation Varnish
Krylon Gallery Series Conservation Varnish

Krylon Conservation Varnishes offers the same saturation and appearance as natural varnishes (such as dammar), without yellowing. Gloss Conservation Varnish protects against fading, dirt, moisture, and discoloration when used on oil, alkyd, and acrylic paintings.

Price: $10.29
 
Krylon Gallery Series UV Archival Varnish
Krylon Gallery Series UV Archival Varnish

Krylon UV Archival Varnish offers the highest UV protection available in a protective coating. Its non-yellowing formula protects against fading, dirt, moisture, and discoloration in artworks created using acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints, as well as oil pastels and colored pencils.

Price: $10.29
 
Maimeri Mastic Varnishes
Maimeri Mastic Varnishes

Maimeri mastic varnish is a natural, valuable antique varnish for traditional use.

Prices range from $56.92 - $90.14
 
Maimeri Retouching Varnish for Restoration
Maimeri Retouching Varnish for Restoration

Maimeri Mastic Varnish is a fast-drying light varnish for retouching and restoration. The finish is moderately shiny, and will not yellow.

Price: $12.20
 
Old Holland Gloss Picture Varnish
Old Holland Gloss Picture Varnish

This pliable gloss varnish protects paintings without yellowing. It is made from ketone resin dissolved in white spirit and is meant to be used after paintings have fully dried, which may take as long as one year.

Price: $10.11
 
Old Holland Matte Picture Varnish
Old Holland Matte Picture Varnish

This pliable gloss varnish protects paintings and does not yellow. It is made from ketone resin dissolved in white spirit, with beeswax added to produce a matte finish. It is meant to be used after paintings have fully dried, which may take as long as one year.

Price: $10.11
Damar Varnishes
Blair Spray Damar Varnish
Blair Spray Damar Varnish

Thin, uniform film of 100% pure damar varnish in spray form provides protection and a consistent finish for oil paintings. Choice of Gloss, Matte, and Retouch surfaces.

Price: $7.92
 
Bob Ross Damar Varnish Spray
Bob Ross Damar Varnish Spray

Bob Ross Damar Varnish Spray is a high-gloss, final varnish for the protection of completely dry oil paintings. A very durable and flexible varnish, it produces a uniform waterproof finish that protects paintings from dirt, dust, and moisture.

Price: $14.99
 
Eco-House 952 Damar Varnish
Eco-House 952 Damar Varnish

Damar Varnish can be used as a final picture varnish over well-dried oil paintings, after 6 to 12 months, or as an ingredient to your own medium formula. It makes a semi-gloss protective coat.

Prices range from $9.58 - $37.74
 
Grumbacher Damar Liquid Varnish
Grumbacher Damar Liquid Varnish

This is a pure gum damar that is used to enrich dry oil paintings. Quick-drying and permanent, it provides a transparent high gloss finish that also protects oil paintings. When used properly, it will not "bloom" or cloud with age.

Price: $6.99
 
Grumbacher Damar Retouch Varnish
Grumbacher Damar Retouch Varnish

Grumbacher Damar Retouch Varnish is a spray damar varnish for intermediate stages of development in an oil painting to even out the gloss of unfinished works, or to revive sunken in or dry areas to aid in accurate color comparison for further painting.

Price: $8.95
 
Grumbacher Damar Spray Varnish
Grumbacher Damar Spray Varnish

A colorless, genuine Damar varnish for use as a final protective coating on thoroughly dry oil paintings. It brings out the beauty of oil colors with an soft, even, matte finish, while protecting paintings from dirt, moisture, and scuffs.

Prices range from $8.85 - $8.95
 
Maimeri Dammar Varnish
Maimeri Dammar Varnish

A traditional final vanish made from natural resins, Maimeri Dammar Varnish imparts greater brightness and shine to colors.

Prices range from $8.98 - $44.19
 
Michael Harding Dammar Varnish
Michael Harding Dammar Varnish

This is a final picture varnish that creates a subtle gloss finish on oil paintings. Use it with opaque and semi-opaque colors.

Price: $10.82
 
Old Holland Dammar Picture Varnish
Old Holland Dammar Picture Varnish

Made from clear dammar resin dissolved in white spirit, Old Holland Dammar Picture Varnish protects paintings. Designed to be used after the paint has thoroughly dried (which can take up to one year), it provides an even, high-gloss finish. This varnish may yellow somewhat over time.

Prices range from $13.35 - $40.41
 
Richeson Shiva Damar Varnish
Richeson Shiva Damar Varnish

Considered the best of the natural picture varnishes, Damar provides moderately high gloss, and increases the brilliancy of the color. Responds readily to ordinary solvents employed during the restoration of paintings.

Prices range from $7.98 - $32.59
 
Weber Damar Varnish
Weber Damar Varnish

Damar varnish provides a protective layer that resists dust and airborne contaminants to the surface of an oil painting. Weber uses only the finest, select damar resins to create its damar varnish.

Price: $7.55
 
Williamsburg Damar Crystals
Williamsburg Damar Crystals

Williamsburg Damar Crystals are highest-quality, 100% natural damar crystals from Indonesia.

Price: $20.99
 
Winsor & Newton Dammar Varnish
Winsor & Newton Dammar Varnish

Winsor & Newton Dammar Varnish is a traditional, pale yellow varnish that dries quickly to a high gloss for use on oil and alkyd paintings. It is traditionally used on prints and maps. Dammar Varnish tends to darken with age.

Prices range from $6.11 - $45.54
Spray Varnishes and Coatings
Bob Ross Damar Varnish Spray
Bob Ross Damar Varnish Spray

Bob Ross Damar Varnish Spray is a high-gloss, final varnish for the protection of completely dry oil paintings. A very durable and flexible varnish, it produces a uniform waterproof finish that protects paintings from dirt, dust, and moisture.

Price: $14.99
 
Bulls Eye Spray Shellac
Bulls Eye Spray Shellac

Durable sealer and finish. Fast drying, clear, convenient to use, and no brush to clean.

Price: $12.95
 
Golden Archival Spray Varnish
Golden Archival Spray Varnish

Golden's Archival Spray Varnish provides a protective finish layer for fine artwork, removable for conservation purposes. Offers excellent dirt, dust, and moisture resistance. Contains ultraviolet light filters and stabilizers (UVLS).

Price: $14.33
 
Grumbacher Spray Varnishes
Grumbacher Spray Varnishes

Enhance the beauty of your artwork while guarding it from environmental damage. Grumbacher varnishes are ideal as a final coating for dry oil and acrylic paintings, offering protection from dirt, moisture, and scuffs.

Price: $8.95
 
Krylon Kamar Varnish
Krylon Kamar Varnish

Provides clear, lasting protection for oil, acrylic, and water-based paints. Allows reworking of paint. Safely removed for future restoration. Free of impurities found in natural varnish, and won't yellow with age.

Price: $7.51
 
Krylon Satin Finish Spray Fixative
Krylon Satin Finish Spray Fixative

Krylon #1323 Satin Finish Fixative provides a permanent, protective satin finish that will not yellow with age. Moisture-resistant and smudgeproof, it dries fast and clear for protection of artwork, crafts, and valuables from dirt and discoloration. 11 oz can.

Price: $7.79
 
Lascaux UV Protect Spray Varnish
Lascaux UV Protect Spray Varnish

This is the answer to many artists' requests for an easy-to-apply, archival spray varnish with UV protection. UV Protect can be sprayed over oil, tempera, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, photos, and between layers of airbrush applications.

Price: $27.67
 
Liquitex Spray Varnish
Liquitex Spray Varnish

Why worry about brushstrokes when you varnish? Liquitex Spray Varnish makes it easy to apply a flawless coat of final protection. This water-based, low odor varnish provides a durable, permanent film not only on paintings made with Liquitex Acrylics but on all acrylics, oils, and spray paints.

Price: $9.88
 
Molotow Urban Fine-Art Spray Varnishes
Molotow Urban Fine-Art Spray Varnishes

Seal and protect artwork made with Molotow Urban Fine-Art products using these innovative Spray Varnishes. All feature Molotow's innovative, anti-drip, Flowmaster Vari-Valve, which guarantees controlled output and extra-smooth handling, even for inexperienced users.

Price: $11.99
 
Montana Varnish Sprays
Montana Varnish Sprays

Fix and protect your artistic creations with high-quality Montana Gold Varnish Sprays. These acrylic-based topcoats are quick-drying, acid-free, and optimized for indoor or outdoor use.

Price: $6.99
 
Royal Talens Cobra Painting Varnishes
Royal Talens Cobra Painting Varnishes

Protect an oil painting against aging, dust, and dirt with Cobra Painting Varnishes as a final varnish.

Price: $9.26
 
Winsor & Newton All Purpose Spray Varnish
Winsor & Newton All Purpose Spray Varnish

This clear spray varnish is ideal for protecting a variety of surfaces including wood, metal, paper, and modeling materials. Because it is permanent and non-removable, it is recommended for craft projects, not fine artwork. Choose Gloss or Matt.

Price: $9.05
 
Winsor & Newton Artists' Spray Varnishes
Winsor & Newton Artists' Spray Varnishes

Winsor & Newton Artists' Spray Varnishes are the easiest way to provide paintings with superior, brushstroke-free protection against dirt, grease, and UV damage. All formulas are removable with mineral spirits or turpentine so that paintings may be cleaned in the future.

Price: $9.05
Water-Based Varnishes
Chroma Atelier Interactive Varnishes
Chroma Atelier Interactive Varnishes

These non-toxic, waterbased varnishes provide a protective, non-tacky coating for acrylic paintings. They are also excellent for altering sheen levels when mixed with acrylic paints. Formerly known as Chroma Atelier Medium & Varnish, they are available in Gloss, Matte, and Satin finishes.

Prices range from $4.63 - $15.03
 
Chroma's Jo Sonja Water Based Polyurethane Varnish
Chroma's Jo Sonja Water Based Polyurethane Varnish

Chroma's Jo Sonja Water Based Polyurethane Varnish Provides a protective finishing coat of exceptional toughness and flexibility, a coating that resists chemicals, heat, and abrasion. Cleans up with water. Can also be used for exterior use.

Prices range from $1.74 - $5.96
 
Chromacryl Finishing Varnish
Chromacryl Finishing Varnish

This water-based varnish is a good choice for larger paintings and murals. It forms a tough, clear, and non-tacky surface that enhances and protects the painting underneath.

Price: $12.57
 
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Maimeri Water-Based Picture Varnishes

Maimeri water-based picture varnish may be used with acrylic or oil painting as an alternative to traditional solvent varnish. Easy to apply, it enhances the brightness of colors and won't yellow with age.

Prices range from $9.85 - $66.81
 
Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Varnishes
Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Varnishes

Winsor & Newton Artisan Oil Painting Varnishes are made especially for use with water mixable oils.

Prices range from $6.29 - $12.59
Varnishes by Brand
Maimeri Varnishes
Maimeri Varnishes

Maimeri varnish imparts a variety of beautiful finishes, from bright and shiny to matte, to your fine artwork.

Prices range from $8.86 - $90.14
 
Utrecht Oil Varnishes
Utrecht Oil Varnishes

Utrecht has been making affordable, professional-quality art supplies in Brooklyn, New York, since 1949. The company's Oil Varnishes reflect Utrecht's dedication to helping artists realize their vision without spending a fortune.

Prices range from $4.92 - $23.55
 
Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Varnishes
Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Varnishes

Winsor & Newton Artisan Oil Painting Varnishes are made especially for use with water mixable oils.

Prices range from $6.29 - $12.59