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Golden Archival Spray Varnish provides a protective finish layer for fine artwork created with a wide variety of mediums, including acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolors, temperas, and inkjet prints.
It offers excellent dirt-, dust-, and moisture-resistance, and is removable for conservation purposes. It contains ultraviolet light filters and stabilizers (UVLS) to provide archival protection and inhibit light damage. The adjustable fan spray tip allows for precise application with reduced overspray.
Note — When using this product as a final varnish for oil paintings, allow at least 6-12 months for the paint film to cure before application. Heavy layers of varnish on fresh oil paint can impede the oxidation process and result in failure. However a light layer may be applied as a temporary varnish when the oil paint film is touch-dry.
® Golden is a registered trademark of Golden Artist Colors.
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A Fine Archival Spray
from Reno, NV.
Comments about Golden Archival Spray Varnish:
I truly find that the Golden Archival Spray Varnish is truly the finest. I have used all the spray varnish brands and all are good in their own right. But, with Golden the 3 main positives I notice...(1) there does not seem to be any over spray-off the canvas when in use. The spray hole and product work good together to flow well and spray evenly on the canvas. (2) I also noticed there seems to never be any dribble/dripping if I am putting on a heavier coat. (3) I also noticed there is not a heavy smell-I normally have to wear a mask or plug my nose when spraying..but, with this product-I do not do this. Truly this product is worth the extra money. And, I am truly left with the feeling the painting is really being protected by the Golden Archival Spray Varnish.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great Finish for Gallery-Quality Work
from Santa Fe, NM
I use this as a final varnish on my figurative oil paintings. It protects them from dirt, smoke and UV damage. In the event that the painting gets a serious stain, the coating can actually removed, revealing the undamaged oil painting beneath it. I sell a lot of my work to collectors that are fairly particular about the finish on the work, so this product is perfect for that. It brings out the depth of color, and the satin finish eliminates glare. It should be used after the oil painting dries completely (6 months on thicker paint) to avoid cracking in the future.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Northern Vermont
Spray varnish compatible with the Golden brand acrylic paint I'm using
Easy to use
Easy to use spray varnish from the manufacturer that I buy my acrylic paint from so I know it'll be compatible.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
High building spray varnish
Works perfectly every time
from Texas Hill Country
This time i used it on Aqua Board using watercolor and inks. It worked well...just as i had expected.
Perfect Protective Non-Glare Finish
I have sold hundreds of figurative paintings online to discriminating collectors. This varnish not only ensures that their investment is protected against smoke, dust and UV rays for generations (in the event of damage, it can be removed to reveal the pristine oil painting below), but provides a perfect non-glare finish that enhances the deepness of the color instead of flattening it like Matte finish sprays.
from tucson, az
great finish to oil paintings
An Excellent Product
By Path Art and Photos
from East Lansing in the great state of MI.
I needed to protect a dozen large acrylic paintings for a show. Two coats of the matte varnish were ready in 24 hours. No degradation of the color, no scattering of light, it worked great.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from iowa city
After using this product for years, the last two cans left droplets on my work, ruining three small pieces. Under advice, I shook the can for five minutes instead of the two as recommended. That did not work. I can no longer trust this product. I will be looking for another fixative.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this varnish was defective. Your comments have been shared with our Product Manager for review. If you would like assistance finding an alternative varnish, please feel welcome to contact our Product Information team at 1-800-933-2542.
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