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Winsor & Newton Original Artists' Varnishes provide finalized oil and alkyd paintings with superior protection against dirt, grease, and UV damage. Choose from three formulas — each made with different resins to impart varying degrees of gloss. All are removable with mineral spirits or turpentine so that paintings may be cleaned in the future. Paintings must be thoroughly dry (at least 6–12 months) prior to application.
A general-purpose, non-yellowing varnish, Winsor & Newton Artists' Original Gloss Varnish dries to a high-gloss finish. It may be mixed with Artists' Matt Varnish for a custom degree of gloss.
A traditional, wax-based varnish, Winsor & Newton Artists' Original Matt Varnish dries to a flat, non-glossy finish. Please note that Matt Varnish may separate in the bottle after sitting for long periods of time and must be mixed well to result in a proper matte sheen. Simply shake the bottle vigorously, let it settle until any air bubbles disperse, and then stir before applying.
This high-quality formula dries quickly to a low-gloss finish. Non-yellowing, it will not bloom or crack. Shake the bottle well before application.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
™ Winsor & Newton is a trademark.
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Great satin varnish
Varnish goes on smooth and dries within a few hours to a satin finish. Remember to varnish on a low humidity day.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I will buy again
from Escalon CA
I use it specifically to coat my water mixable oil paints. It is the "Artisan" matte varnish. It goes on easily and is dry in 48 hours.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I will buy this product again and again.
from Marietta GA
I like to mix the Matte and the Gloss 50/50.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
this product cleans my brushes very well and leaves them soft smelling nice.
I used this product and , its dry fast and and nice.
About what you would expect.
from Clarksville TX
Make sure to shake well and use adequate ventilation. This product performed as expected.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Charleston, sc
I have had inconsistent results with this varnish. Always shake the bottle well before using and sometimes after applying the varnish is glossy and other times the varnish is very matte.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback on your experience with this varnish. Due to the nature of the matting agent, it is suggested to shake the varnish vigorously and allow it to settle for a few minutes prior to application. This will help to disperse the matting agent for a consistent finish. If you are ever not satisfied with a product you purchase, you are entitled to a full refund or exchange. You can contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-723-2787 for assistance.
NOT MATT AT ALL
from New York, NY
I used the Winsor & Newton matt varnish on my paintings, using two bottles in total. Every one of my paintings came out glossy, NOT matt. I even stirred the bottle before I used the product and still my paintings had a gloss finish. It was also very thick and not easy to work with...very clumpy. I was disappointed. Will never use this matt varnish again.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Varnish for oil paintings
By Kathy the Starving Artist
from Woodville Alabama
Hi, I'm Kathy Deschaines and got so tired of going to Art supply stores and finding that they no longer carry large bottles of Varnish for oil paintings. They only carry the small bottles, I do mostly large paintings and a small bottle just won't do.I'm so happy with the product that I received and the speedy delivery.
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