Lascaux UV Protect Spray Varnish

This is the answer to many artists’ requests for an easy-to-apply, archival spray varnish with UV protection. Water-resistant UV protection can be sprayed over oil, tempera, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, oil pastel, photo prints (especially glossy photos), and between layers of airbrush applications.

Composed of a pure acrylic polymer containing a highly effective UV absorber, UV Protect is lightfast, age-resistant, and non-yellowing. The ultraviolet protection enhances the lightfastness of the underlying layers, and this protection increases with each additional layer of varnish that is applied. Other features include good adhesion, abrasion resistance, and hardness.

UV Protect is fast drying, easy to work with, colorless, and dries perfectly clear. Works treated with UV Protect can be overpainted after drying. Apply as many fine layers as required to achieve the desired surface. The varnish layer can also be removed or cleaned using solvents. Final sealing of UV Protect increases color intensity and can result in a slight change in color tone.

The sophisticated spray technology used in these aerosol cans allows for application of extremely fine layers with no accumulation of droplets.

UV Protect exudes substantially less noxious fumes when wet as compared to many similar products. The solvent odor dissipates quickly and no smell can be detected after the product dries. This product contains no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Gloss Varnish — Yields a lustrous protective film. It is especially well suited for use with Lascaux acrylic paints, other brands of acrylic paints, oil paints, as well as oil pastels. Use also on inkjet prints and photos on all supports. When using on water-soluble paints or on paintings with thin paint layers, it is recommended that a suitability test be carried out before widespread use.

Matte Varnish — Yields a matte protective film. It is well suited for all Lascaux color ranges and for gouache, drawings, oil, tempera, watercolor, acrylic, and oil pastel paintings. A pretest is recommended before using this product on inkjets, as it has limited suitability for such prints.

Semi-Matte Varnish — Use this product to achieve a semi-matte protective film. It is well suited for all Lascaux color ranges. Use it to protect acrylic, oil, tempera, and pastel paintings, drawings, watercolors, and inkjet prints on virtually all papers and other supports.

® Lascaux is a registered trademark.

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