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Golden Archival Spray Varnish provides a protective finish layer for fine artwork created with a wide variety of mediums, including acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolors, temperas, and inkjet prints.
It offers excellent dirt-, dust-, and moisture-resistance, and is removable for conservation purposes. It contains ultraviolet light filters and stabilizers (UVLS) to provide archival protection and inhibit light damage. The adjustable fan spray tip allows for precise application with reduced overspray.
Note — When using this product as a final varnish for oil paintings, allow at least 6-12 months for the paint film to cure before application. Heavy layers of varnish on fresh oil paint can impede the oxidation process and result in failure. However a light layer may be applied as a temporary varnish when the oil paint film is touch-dry.
® Golden is a registered trademark of Golden Artist Colors.
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By Box painter
from Corydon, IN
Comments about Golden Archival Spray Varnish:
This is the highest quality spray varnish i have tried. The satin finish is perfect, and reliably even. I will use this varnish again in the future.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Top Notch Product
from Walnut Creek, CA
Fabulous for Collage pieces with alternative choices of gloss, matte or satin.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Golden Spray Varnishes
from Detroit, MI
Golden's spray varnishes are the absolute best spray varnishes on the market. They are able to varnish more paintings than other brands and are superior in quality. They apply evenly with a sustained spray. The satin varnish has the perfect amount of matting agent in it, leaving a semi-gloss finish. The matte varnishes produce the least amount of "clouding" compared to other brands when applied in layers. Drying/curing time is surprisingly fast, too, being able to handle them after about 3 hours and after 24 hours they are fully cured. They are a bit expensive, but for a professional finish, they can't be beat.
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By art by jen duran
from redlands ca
I am a watercolor painter and it can be difficult to find the right varnish. I love this one. It has wonderful coverage and dries quickly. Also gives a nice shine.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This is a Spray Gloss I swear by and love it!
from Reno, Nevada
It is hard to find a really good Spray Archival Gloss Varnish and Golden has this product!
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One of my Abstract Painting's I used Golden Archival Gloss Spray Varnish on.
Good, but . . .
from San Jose, CA
Jan. 2017 I agree with a previous reviewer. The top is extremely difficult to get off. But, the big problem lately, after years of use, despite a lot of shaking, despite clearing the nozzle after use, the varnish leaves drops on the painted surface which cannot be fixed and, therefore, ruins a work of many hours. This must be corrected!!! because, otherwise, it is a great product.
Merchant response: We apologize for the issue you had with this varnish, and we'd like to look into this further. Please look for an email from a member of our Customer Care Team who will be reaching out to see how we can help.
First time customer
As a first time customer and acrylic painter, you can bet I shopped around before purchasing. I did my research and placed an order with Blick. The product is just fine, name brand and works as described. But this review is about Blick, and based on comparison shopping and search tools at Blick I will be placing another order this weekend. Thank you!
from Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Bought this product to spray gold leaf before applying a coat of Golden GAC 200 Acrylic Polymer Medium and it worked awesomely great
from Albuquerque, NM
Use this to protect and preserve giclee prints on flexible substrates. Ease of application and its durability really can't be matched. Have always been happy with Golden products.
from Kingston, WA
I use this varnish for sealing mounted watercolors. It provides a superior finish without dropping or clouding up. Very satisfied with product.
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