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Artists' Retouching Varnish is a clear liquid varnish that dries to a non-yellowing, glossy film and gives temporary protection to recently completed oil paintings.
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from Brentwood, TN
Comments about Winsor & Newton Artists' Retouching Varnish:
This was my first time to use varnish. I read reviews and watched demonstrations and decided to go with W & N Retouch Varnish. Everything went fine. I would recommend using very little of the product. It will streak and drip if you use too much. I was able to dab with a sponge to eliminate drips and streaks. Also, I bought my brush at a paint store. It was high quality and affordable, unlike the $70 brush that was recommended in a W & N video. It did not drop fibers and worked well.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great retouching varnish
from Fairfax Station, VA
This is a very good retouch varnish to give your painting some life before it has set enough to give a final varnish. You can brush on this varnish as thin as you want and it does not dissolve the paint, (but don't over brush: once in one direction and once in another).
Great Product, great delivery
from Palm Springs, CA
Blick And Winsor & Newton Win Again
By Katie Of The Tiger's Eye Studio
from Tacoma, WA
I needed some retouching varnish for three huge paintings I'm working on in oils....and, as I've been told, oil painting is considered less than trendy these days, and such things as retouching varnish can be tricky to get. I found retouching varnish made by the exceptional French art supply company Charvin (I'm using a number of their oils on these paintings), but they wanted almost $100.00 for one liter, which is not enough for the size of these works. I called our closest Blick store in Seattle, and they told me YES, wonderful old Winsor & Newton supplies retouching varnish...and it was priced at half the cost of the Charvin. varnish. I ordered the Winsor & Newton, and it got here nicely, and I love it. It's doing the job, and more, and it's making the Archangels in my paintings shine!Thank you, guys!
from Central Kentucky
Easy, even application with little or no texture and it dries in just a few hours.
Finally, a varnish that I can count on.
By Art Girl 553
Works well on heavy textured surfaces...though it usually requires two coats. It dries fast so that is not a problem. It was recommended to me by a long time professional artist.
from long island, ny
If you want a high sheen gloss finish, then this is a good choice. It dries within a reasonable amount of time and brings out a saturated hue to your painting
Excellent Retouch Vanish
from Binghamton, New York
I use this product more often then actual varnish. When you have deadline and your colors have sunkin in, this retouch varnish gives it a show finish.
By Rosie the elder
from Portsmouth, Va
I recently bought Windsor & Newton Retouch Varnish And Refined Linseed Oil. I am a member of the "Oil Painters of America" Association and I would use nothing else but Windsor Newton products. Their oil paints are also better than others that I have tried because the colors are exact, clear and easily mixable to form many other shades. I recommend W&N highly. rmh
Amazing for underpaintings
By The Wonderer
from Great Falls, Montana
This product is amazing to use in underpaintings for oils. It does two things really well. First when mixed with oil paint it "dries" incredibly rapidly, in fact, in minutes. It "dries" to a tacky state that drags the subsequent layer of oil paint really nicely off the brushes. Previously I used acrylics in my under paintings, but, no more. It's great for establishing value, or to get the really dark darks laid down and it seems to wash off the canvas rather easily by applying more of the WN Retouching Varnish and lightly scrubbing. Great stuff!
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