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Use Blick's Matte Acrylic Paint Varnishes over Blick Matte Acrylic Paint, or any other acrylic-based craft paints. They provide a tough, non-yellowing, protective coat.
For a glossy finish, use Blick's Gloss Varnish. It is also clear, non-yellowing, and resists chemicals, heat, and abrasion. Cleans easily with water. 2–6 coats recommended. Plastic bottle.
This varnish provides a protective finish coat of toughness and flexibility. It is clear, non-yellowing, and strong enough to resist chemicals, heat, and abrasion. Cleans easily with water. 2–6 coats recommended. Plastic bottle.
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A good product and gaood value
from Hamilton, NY
Comments about Blick Matte Acrylic Varnishes:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Lansing MI
I use it over matte paper prints, works great, can't even tell there is a varnish, very matte.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great product at good price
I'm a mixed media artist which means that I create layers and layers on my substrate using a verity of media, including oil pastels, ink, paper, acrylics, gel medium. I use this matte varnish on top of each layer to allow me to easily write or paint over previous layers. It has great coverage with a small amount used.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Visually, the finish is decent. However even once dry it's slightly tacky and attracts dust. (my sculptures also end up stuck to whatever they were standing on) I contacted Blick's tech support to see if I was using it wrong, or if there was anything I could do to harden the finish-- and apparently not. I was advised all acrylic finishes are sticky, but I should buy another type that wasn't as sticky. (right-step waterbased varnish) so you may just want to buy that.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: If you ever have specific questions regarding our products or how to use them, please contact our Product Information department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 933-2542. Our product specialists will be happy to help you with questions about art materials, product applications, and techniques.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Matte matters -- won't buy again
from Frankfort, Michigan
I have used Liquetex matte varnish, but decided to try Blick's version for the price. Unfortunately, I used it on a floor cloth without testing it. It produced a semi-gloss or satin finish, deginitely NOT matte.
Merchant response: Our Matte varnish provides best results with 2-6 layers. We always recommend testing this and any of our products on a sample before applying to any finished work. This way, you are sure of the properties and application needed. Our Experts are happy to help if you ever need any advice, give us a call at 1.800.933.2542.
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