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Lightweight, non-greasy silicone-based cream easily rubs into the skin to form an invisible barrier that protects hands from artists' materials. Messy digits clean easily with soap and water and irritating substances won't penetrate the skin.
Pleasantly scented, it contains an emulsion of waxes, glycerin, and natural oil, which also condition the skin.
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Kind to hands and makes cleanup easier
from Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Comments about Winsor & Newton Artguard Barrier Cream:
In winter I often use vinyl gloves when oil painting, but in hot weather I don't like to use gloves and so I turn to this barrier cream. I've used it for a year or two and I find it very effective. After painting for a couple hours or so, my hands usually have quite a bit of paint on them. If I have put this barrier cream on before I start, it is very easy to wash all that paint off. Also, when plein air painting where there is no sink nearby, baby wipes are very effective for hand cleaning and Art Gard makes that process easy too. It feels rather slimy when you first put it on, but after about a minute it seems to sink in and your hands feel perfectly normal, except that when you clean up later, it's easy to get all the paint off. It also makes your skin feel soft - a bonus for people with dry skin or people who have to wash their hands a lot.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Seattle, WA
I use alkyds applying them to the palette wearing disposable gloves after which I apply Artguard. It works as well as can be expected. Only a dab required. A jar lasts a very long time.
from Atlanta, GA
Very happy with it!
A little goes a long way.
By Q the printmaker and painter
Pretty much unscented. I can't stand scented stuff. A little bit of the cream covers hands making cleanup easy. I bought it to protect my hands from pigment in encaustic. Will try with acrylic.
from Studio City CALLED
It's just good for your hands.
I hate gloves!
from San Antonio Texas
I am a messy painter but hate wearing gloves ; this is the perfect solution! Paint can get all over my hands and just washes off! Love it!
Makes clean up oil paint on your hands very easy
from San Jose, CA
This is a very useful product to keep paint off your skin. I haven't outgrown getting my fingers in my paint so gloves never suit me very well. It goes on smoothly and you don't notice it on your hands while you're working. I used to buy barrier cream at the paint store but it seems house-painters are using gloves now so barrier cream has become more of an art product and more expensive. This is a good product though and a little of it goes a long way.
Protects and is kind to skin
I do oil painting and encaustic painting and I use Artguard for both. I find that it protects my hands in that when I am done and wash up, all the color that has gotten on me washes off much more easily. If I had an open wound, I would use gloves for that, but most of the time Artguard is all I need. Once you rub it in, in just a minute or so it seems to disappear, so it's not greasy while you work. But it does the job and makes your hands feel soft and well conditioned ... which is a bonus.
New trial for me
from Beavercreek, OH
I learned about this product from a renowned artist who mentioned it at a demo he was giving to our art Assoc recently. So, I ordered it & have tried it, & it certainly did help to keep my hands much cleaner & safer from the oil paint I use in my art work. Where have I been that I was not aware of this wonderful product? And, it does not take a lot, nor can you feel it on your hands. Great product for oil painters.
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A little goes a long way
from Ft. Worth, TX
This works really good. I was spotless after my art class while others were paint stained! I wiped some on my towel and helped to clean that up as well.
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