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Krylon Conservation Retouch Varnish unifies the painting surface for accurate color comparison, while temporarily restoring the gloss of fresh, wet oil colors. It also provides temporary protection for recently completed paintings until a final varnish can be applied. Non-yellowing and transparent, Gloss Conservation Varnish contains UV light absorbers and stabilizers.
Although the varnish dries to touch in 30–35 minutes under normal conditions, wait 24 hours before handling artwork to avoid fingerprints.
Krylon's Gallery Series Artist Sprays and Clear Coatings are sure to become the artist's choice for protecting, preserving, and beautifying works of art.
All Gallery Series products include a powerful combination of Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and an exclusive UV Absorber (UVA) for maximum protection from ultraviolet light, and advanced protection against smudging, smearing, fading, yellowing, cracking, moisture damage, and more.
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Gallery Series Artist Sprays are available in a variety of formulations to ensure compatibility not only with artists' materials and techniques, but also with their overall vision. Use Gallery Series products during the creative process to provide a final, invisible layer of protection — or to further enhance artworks with several sheen options, including matte, gloss, semi-gloss, and satin. Like all Krylon products, Gallery Series sprays are easy to apply and they dry quickly.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
sprays small chunks on your painting
from New York
Comments about Krylon Gallery Series Conservation Retouch Varnish:
I don't want to suggest that the product isn't effective for some users. I like the idea of a retouch varnish in theory. Issues for me were two-fold: one, the product didn't adhere to certain parts of my painting well - that is, some areas looked varnished, some areas wouldn't take the product and looked dull. In some areas this varnish beaded up after initially looking covered. I tried to resolve some of this by going back in with a fan brush, and/or spraying again. I ended up using a few light coats of Liquin, in small areas to rectify the issue. Part of the problem, in all fairness, could be due to my technique with this particular painting. I used thin coats of paint. I also had a bit of glazing. I gather a thickly painted area may be served better with this product. A few days later, I also tried spraying the product in a cup, and brushed it on. This didn't change the way it reacted to my painting. The second issue was greater for me frankly - I had dozens of small sandy or chunky spots of this product directly on my painting, likely due to its reacting to either dust in the air, or due to simply clumping up naturally before reaching my canvas. I solved this, laboriously, by putting a little of it on a brush and then pulling them off. Later, when dry, the next day, if I saw a few chunks remaining, I scratched them off with my finger. This left marks on my painting, though I solved that issue by once again using a little on a brush and rubbing them out. Today, I'm a bit reticent to use this product by way of spraying. Bottom line, if you painted thin, and have smooth, dark areas, use this product with caution. Test it out beforehand, or carefully brush it on instead of spraying. PS, this review limits me to selecting either "yes" or "no," which I think is unfair, or unclear. I would recommend this product for the right reasons, or with caution. Thanks.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Used it for years
from Minneapolis, MN
It's great for varnishing oil paintings that haven't had months (or even weeks) to dry. As my paintings go pretty much from easel to gallery, I don't have time to wait. This is a great solution to that problem. It's ok when using as an actual retouch varnish - and can be painted over, but it can be a bit of a pain.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great product when it sprays properly
from Baton Rouge, La
I use this material on a weekly bases but in the last 2 months, I've had several can that don't spray properly. Even up could see where the valve leaks to the point of blowing bubbles. In the last 2 orders, I've had 6 bad cans.
Merchant response: Thank you for letting us know about the issues you've had with some of the cans you've received from us. Please know that we'll be happy to replace the faulty cans. One of or Customer Care Agents will be in touch via email to assist you.
from Warrenville, IL
I used this on a watercolor and ink piece on Ampersand Aquabord. I took everyone's advice and set a dehumidifier in the room for 50% humidity. I applied several (6?) thin coats and noticed absolutely no cloudiness or any evidence the varnish even existed. I've tried it a few times now on aquabord and have been very pleased. However, to be safe, I'd recommend keeping a low humidity and room temperature environment. Also, clean the nozzle after each use.
Krylon Archival matte UV varnish
from Easton, MD
I had a large commission watercolor 3' x 4' which could not be under glass. I talked to a very helpful person at Blick who recommended this product. I sprayed on 4 coats and had no problems. I did follow the directions carefully. It dried perfectly with no color changes
You can end up with a little uneven sheen, especially if you spray too close, but a finishing spray, or another coat will correct that.
from Tijeras, NM
I often work with architectural pens, sharpies combined with acrylics on a painted wood surface. This is the only lacquer based finish that don't make any of these mediums run when applied. It is often difficult to find locally and the price is usually higher that at Blick.
I would use this produce again
from Brooklyn, NY
I used this spray to seal a large watercolor done on Aquabord, following Aquabord's instructions. I was very happy with the results. The spray was easy to apply, went on evenly (I sprayed outside) and dried to a nice, matte finish.
By Jane the painter
from Durant, IA
I use this to ready my oil paintings to sell if I'm not able to wait for final varnish. It does an excellent job.
As a watercolor painter who doesn't want to buy expensive frames, this product would work wonders for a lot of older frames I can purchase at garage sales and not have to worry about the painting not under glass.
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