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To protect soft pastel drawings and seal them to the support, use this resin-based and alcohol-based solution, special formulated by Sennelier for use with soft pastels.
Sennelier Latour Spray Fixative for Pastels leaves the subtle hues of pastel colors unaltered. It is the most transparent and non-yellowing matte film available. Repeated light applications are recommended for maximum protection against smearing.
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does harm color
Comments about Sennelier Latour Spray Fixative for Pastels:
Have used this product for two years on pastel. Other pastelists kepttelling me that final sprays destroy pastel colors and I couldn't figure that out because this didn't. Then I tried another brand and discover what they were talking about. DON'T BUY ANY THING ELSE FORFINAL SPRAY on pastel. This is the gold standard.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
It does the job, I haven't use it enough to know if it is better than other brands. You can use it to spray between layers of painting. I didn't like the fact that I had to ask for usage instructions as there were none on the can. I received a very quick response when I asked.
As I am mostly using Sennelier Pastels products (paper and soft pastels) this is the best fixative I have bought so far. No spots at all when lightly sprayed. Price is kind of high but the results worth it.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best product ever!
from Sacramento, CA
It is very easy to apply, I have found that a couple light coats is better than one heavy coat, and it is amazing how it protects the pastels and none of my pieces need to be framed now, which means that I can sell much more art at a higher price point and know that my pieces are protected.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
It's a fixative
I've never had good results with fixatives on pastels, but it has been 20+ years since I've tried them, so this one sounded good. Unfortunatly not much has changed. While it did maintain the luminace of the lightest colors, the light colors or lighter dark colors seemed to dissolve behind the darker ones. I tried several light coats and while it did change the appearance, it didn't adaquatly adhear the pastel to the paper. I use sanded paper and many layers of pastels. I found it worked much better for lightly layered pastels on non-sanded paper.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
La tour fixative
I use very light coats. Sometimes I only use one very light coat. Very consistent and no yellowing which means the company uses good base products in their manufacturing process. I have used this product for some time and highly recommend it to my friends who are using inferior products.
Worth the extra cost
from cerritos, ca
This fixative is by far the best when spraying pastel paintings--most will dull the colors, but this one does not.
So far so good
I used this to spray one of my pastel paintings before shipping it out of state. With a couple of light coats, it didn't change the pastel in appearance. The spray was uniform and left no blotches. Even though I used a paper with not a huge amount of grip, the pastel stayed in place throughout it's UPS shipment and arrived in tact without any dust getting onto the matting or glass. I am satisfied with this product.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Fixative won't darken pastel paintings
from Thousand Oaks, CA
This fixative may be more expensive than others on the market, but it is worth the price. I have used other products and had them darken my pastel paintings, even though I always use a thin coat. The only problem I ever had was when I did an underpainting with watercolor and used fewer layers of pastel than normal. Because the pastel was too thin, the watercolor bled when moisture from the fixative soaked in. The problem was easily fixed by touching up with more pastels on top, but that is a caution. As a side note, I have even used repeated thin layers of the Sennelier Latour as I'm working. I've found I can get away with this so long as I don't go overboard.
It's a keeper!
By KML Portraits
from Houston, Texas
I was using Grumbacher until I tried this. It is amazing. I do three layers, waiting 20 minutes in between coats to allow sufficient drying time. It minimizes smudging without any color alterations.
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