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Liquitex Acrylic Varnishes, made from 100% acrylic polymer emulsions, form durable films when dry. They have excellent flexibility and resistance to chemicals, water, abrasion and ultraviolet radiation. Use them to provide lasting protection for artwork.
Note — Acrylic polymer varnishes permanently adhere to the surface, and are not removable. If you must be able to remove the varnish at a later date, use a non-polymer varnish such as Liquitex Soluvar Varnish. Polymer varnishes are not for use with oil paintings.
Liquitex Gloss Medium is also known as "Gloss Medium Varnish." Use it as a non-removable final picture varnish where a glossy protective coat is desired, or as a painting and glazing medium. It enhances the depth of color intensity, increases transparency and gloss, eases the flow of paint, and adds flexibility and adhesion to the paint film. Translucent when wet, and transparent when dry, this 100% acrylic polymer varnish is water-soluble when wet and can be thinned. Use it as an extender, a fixative, a ground, or a varnish.
Note — Liquitex Gloss Medium is also known as "Gloss Medium Varnish." We disagree with this terminology, because a varnish must technically be removable from the paint surface. Use a true varnish if, for conservation reasons, the varnish must be removable at a later date.
This water-resistant varnish delivers permanent, highly-durable protection that is flexible and non-yellowing when dry. A 100% acrylic polymer varnish, Liquitex Gloss Varnish is water-soluble when wet and can be thinned. Non-removable.
High Gloss Varnish
This low viscosity, permanent water-based varnish produces a high-gloss, clear finish. Translucent when wet, and clear when dry, it increases the gloss, depth, and intensity of colors. It provides a longer working time to eliminate drag, bubbles, and cloudiness. Sandable and non-tacky when dry, it is an excellent adhesive for collage and similar techniques. Not for use on flexible surfaces or over oil paint. Non-removable. Do not thin.
This medium viscosity varnish provides a satiny, non-glare, low-sheen final coat that intensifies dull colors without drastically reducing color depth. A 100% acrylic polymer varnish, Liquitex Matte Varnish is water-soluble when wet and can be thinned. Non-removable.
Final, clear, non-yellowing varnish has a satin finish. AP non-toxic.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Liquitex products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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Technically, a varnish is supposed to be removable from a painting for restoration purposes.
Liquitex has used the term "varnish" for many years with its polymer varnishes, although they are not actually removable.
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Perfect Varnish for Me
from Kiln, MS
Comments about Liquitex Acrylic Polymer Varnishes:
This satin varnish is just the right finish for my work. It is a bit forgiving, and I like that it is water soluble and non-toxic.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great coating medium
from Laguna Beach, Ca
Giclee coating. Great
A nice finish
from Childress, Texas
As a new painter with acrylics, this was my first experience using an acrylic varnish. The satin varnish was a little shinier than I expected, but was appropriate for my painting. The finish went on smoothly and dried in minutes. I entered the painting in a juried show, and it sold on the first day. I am very happy!
Officially #1 Bluck
from Brewton AL
I am currently doing alcohol ink painting using the 16x20 mats for that finished look
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My favorite varnish
from Metro Atlanta
I've used this varnish for 10 years. I find that it brushes on beautifully.
An excellent product
from new orleans
This matte varnish is really matte. It is also an excellent adhesive. I love this product.
I always choose Liquitex varnish
from Beech Island, SC
Liquited polymer varnish is always my choice for my acrylic paintings. It goes on smoothly and dries to a perfect finish! The price is great too!
from Reading pa.
Excellent product. Using for floorcloths!
Love is in the making of this product!
By Vette '67
from White Lake, MI
A fantastic canvas sealer after painting.Fast drying time.
this product is outstanding
from cocoa, fl
You can use this product as a final coating or during painting. it really brings out the colors that acrylic seems to fade out as your are painting. I have used several coatings during my painting and love it.
Why varnish an acrylic painting? This video explains the importance of varnishing acrylic paintings as well as oil. We will also show you the wide variety of varnishes Liquitex offers so you can select the right one to protect your work.
Varnishing is a very important step in painting. This video will not only talk about why you should varnish, but we'll show you the best method of applying varnish to your painting to ensure great results.
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