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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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By jen duran
from Redlands CA
Comments about Golden Archival Spray Varnish:
I am a watercolor painter and it can be difficult to find the right varnish. I love this one. It has wonderful coverage and dries quickly. Also gives a nice shine.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This is a Spray Gloss I swear by and love it!
from Reno, Nevada
It is hard to find a really good Spray Archival Gloss Varnish and Golden has this product!
Images shared by Bob
One of my Abstract Painting's I used Golden Archival Gloss Spray Varnish on.
Good, but . . .
from San Jose, CA
Jan. 2017 I agree with a previous reviewer. The top is extremely difficult to get off. But, the big problem lately, after years of use, despite a lot of shaking, despite clearing the nozzle after use, the varnish leaves drops on the painted surface which cannot be fixed and, therefore, ruins a work of many hours. This must be corrected!!! because, otherwise, it is a great product.
First time customer
As a first time customer and acrylic painter, you can bet I shopped around before purchasing. I did my research and placed an order with Blick. The product is just fine, name brand and works as described. But this review is about Blick, and based on comparison shopping and search tools at Blick I will be placing another order this weekend. Thank you!
from Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Bought this product to spray gold leaf before applying a coat of Golden GAC 200 Acrylic Polymer Medium and it worked awesomely great
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Can't open the top!!
I've never used this before & decided to buy 3 different cans (satin, matte, and gloss) to see which will work best for my application - I make Ukranian pysanky eggs & thought the UV protection in these formulas might really help so the eggs can be displayed in a sunny location. Read a ton of reviews & all were so positive that I thought it would be a good investment.However, I haven't been able to use the products AT ALL because I can't get the tops off the cans!! It's ridiculous -- I tried to follow the directions on the top, which say to insert a screw driver in the space available & lift up. I spent 30 minutes trying to do this to no avail. Ended up breaking the top completely. What a totally miserable design!!Again, can't review the actual spray because I still haven't used it but WILL NEVER BUY THIS AGAIN!!!!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Albuquerque, NM
Use this to protect and preserve giclee prints on flexible substrates. Ease of application and its durability really can't be matched. Have always been happy with Golden products.
from Kingston, WA
I use this varnish for sealing mounted watercolors. It provides a superior finish without dropping or clouding up. Very satisfied with product.
Not enough time to tell
from Miami, FL
I use this product to seal and preserve my paintings. I am only giving it four stars simply because I have not used it that long apx a year. I would feel more comfortable with a longer history. So far it's been good.
By JillRae Finally Art
from Roscoe, Il
Nice for fixing Alcohol Ink paintings.
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