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Finish and protect your artwork with Blair Spray Matte Fixative. The workable matte finish offers smudge-proof protection for pencil, charcoal, pastel, and chalk and stops bleeding between layers of tempera, casein, and watercolors.
Blair Spray Matte Fixative also protects blueprints and ozalid reproductions and dries with a workable tooth.
The low-odor formula performs just like the original with very low to no noticeable odor.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I DO always buy this product.
from Woodstock, NY
Comments about Blair Spray Matte Fixative:
This matte spray fixative is the only one I've used since 1986! I did have to use something else once while my local art store was ordering Blair M. Fix. Spray for me and the products I tried just did not do the job I was used to. They didn't come close. There is a specific way to spray historical prints as I do and if done correctly, all is wonderful when the watercolors are applied over the fixative. One thing negative about it is that one must use a mask when spraying it as I do and also I only spray my prints outdoors, never indoors. There is an odorless version of Blair fixative but I find it not quite the same as I'm used to. This matte spray #100 has always been the only one I prefer.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Stix the Pencil Drawer
from Emmetsburg, Ia
I use it for all my finishes drawings. The smell isn't too strong reminds me of nail polish remover (only spray one to two drawings every 2 days)So far it's doing its job of keeping the pictures protected.
Blair Spray Matte Fixative
By susan the painter
I am always looking at different fixatives to use in an all around manner. This spray fixative WORKS. When they say you will not smug, they mean you will NOT SMUG. I find the spray excellant for all mediums.
Blair fixative ruined my sketchbook
from New York NH
Blair fixative is a Terrible product. It ruined my sketchbook of color pencil and ink artwork. Causes ink to instantly bleed through the paper to the next page. Unbeleivably, it causes color pencil to bleed through as well. Damages paper, making it wet and translucent. And this was with a light spray from 18" away at a low angle over the paper. Ruined weeks of work. BE FOREWARNED AND AVOID THIS PRODUCT!!!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are truly sorry to hear about your experience with this fixative. We hope you'll reach out to our Product Specialists so we can look into this further. You can reach them weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to hear from you soon!
Works Great with Chalk
By Terry Smith Studios
from Little Rock, AR
My only experience with it so far is with aggregates like chalk on the surface of a painting. For that it works great on both oil and acrylic paintings.
it is a very excellant product
my husband uses this product in on some of his drawing that he has done. He uses this product so that the pencils that he uses doesn't rub off on his handand it also makes his drawing better.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Live Oak, FL
This product has the least odor of all fixatives I've tried. It works great on pencil and pastel pencil drawings.
worked well, BUT
from san antonio, tex
i sprayed the fixitive over a chalk mural on birch plywood - it worked extremely well (no smear/smudg). very happy with the product itself, but completely bummed that of the two bottles i ordered, one of them was completely unusable because the spray nozzle did not work... some kind of defect. only one coat... wish i coulda sprayed on two. BOO!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I was in a "fix" and needed a fix-ative.
from pacific ocean
So I was mounting a graphite drawing onto acrylic (on canvas) and needed a good fixative before I pasted it on with matte medium. Worked great. Pretty much no change or spread of graphite or discoloration. Did however have a lot of the liqiuid dribbeling out when I sprayed it for more then a second. and moving the can back n forth did cause it to splatter but I was holding the can about 15 inches away form my drawing. Be careful holding the can over your drawing or it will dribble onto it (at least mine was dribbly). Hold closer to 14 inches away then 12 because it came out quite strong. 3-4 coats later and im very happy with the result. cheers
(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Evil and (Possibly) Benign Twins
By Quality Control Paul
from Long Island City, NY
Fixitives may differ in how they affect drawings, but the difference I'm focusing on here is their stink and toxicity. The first of these two Blair products, "Spray Matte Fixitive" (the can has the number 100 on the label) is a witch's brew of known carcinogens that has a horrible, lingering chemical stench. Of course, all aerosols must be used in well-ventilated environments, which means (unless you own a spray booth) either outdoors or in front of a window-mounted exhaust fan. However, even outdoors on a still day, this product lingers in the air. I've actually held my breath while spraying, left the drawing outside, and ran away to avoid the smell. You might think I was being a sissy; if so, try it yourself. Furthermore, the stench lingers on the paper for quite a few minutes, depending on the weather.Unfortunately, most other brands of aerosol fixitives that I've tried seem to be formulated similarly.The second Blaiir product, "Spray Matte Fixitive, Low Odor", which has the number 105 on the label, is much better. The odor is much milder and smells of alcohol rather than of industrial chemicals. The only similarly formulated aerosol I know of is Winsor Newton's workable fixitive, but I no longer use it due clogging problems from a bad batch that Winsor Newtown failed to adequately address when I brought it to their attention.There are alternatives to aerosols. Sennlier makes a pump spray. You can find recipes for home made pump sprays using dilute acrylic medium. (I saw one in a pastel book.) In museums you can see beautifully preserved pastels from the 18th Century, long before the age of modern chemicals. I think I recall reading that they used no fixitive, but simply pressed the drawings under weight for a period of days or weeks.
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