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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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from Reading pa.
Comments about Liquitex Acrylic Polymer Varnishes:
Excellent product. Using for floorcloths!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
A Little Goes a Long Way
from Chicago, IL
I use this product with my heavy body acrylics to add more fluidity and gloss; a little goes a long way!
Best on small scale
from Colorado Springs, CO
I am testing the best way to transfer reproductions of my art to handmade ceramic tiles. Liquitex has had the best color brightness, but I would prefer pouring the product as opposed to painting it. Plus it's very expensive.
Geat product for price
By Steph the artist
from Los Angeles
Great for canvas prints.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Keith the Golden Guru.
from South Bend, In
This was the first time using this varnish on my acrylic paintings. I am Very pleased with the result. The varnish went on smooth and easy, with excellent coverage.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
New product for me caan't wait tot try.
from Linden, MI
Hoping it works like it is advertised. I think it will.
from Seven Valleys, PA
Nice consistency, good gloss and easy to use. The only down side is it is not removeable.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great product if used correctly
By Ginko Studio
This product will give you a nice, hard, glossy finish, but there is one thing to remember. I saw this warning in Youtube videos, and ignored it a couple times. Lesson learned. When brushing this on a painting, specially a textured one, brush as few times as possible to get coverage. Once is best. Even if you think it is a bit thick, be careful. Even applied thixkly, it dries very clear. But if you brush it several times, it forms millions of bubbles, which are impossible to get out, and do not look good. You may need to paint over them and start over. But if you are careful, it works and looks great. You may want to teat it on a scrap painting first.
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.
Visit our YouTube Channel: Blick Videos to watch our full selection of videos!
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