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Liquitex Acrylic Varnishes, made from 100% acrylic polymer emulsions, form durable films when dry. They have excellent flexibility and resistance to chemicals, water, abrasion and ultraviolet radiation. Use them to provide lasting protection for artwork.
Note — Acrylic polymer varnishes permanently adhere to the surface, and are not removable. If you must be able to remove the varnish at a later date, use a non-polymer varnish such as Liquitex Soluvar Varnish. Polymer varnishes are not for use with oil paintings.
Liquitex Gloss Medium is also known as "Gloss Medium Varnish." Use it as a non-removable final picture varnish where a glossy protective coat is desired, or as a painting and glazing medium. It enhances the depth of color intensity, increases transparency and gloss, eases the flow of paint, and adds flexibility and adhesion to the paint film. Translucent when wet and transparent when dry, this 100% acrylic polymer varnish is watersoluble when wet and can be thinned. Use it as an extender, a fixative, a ground, or a varnish.
Liquitex Gloss Medium is also known as "Gloss Medium Varnish." Use it as a non-removable final picture varnish where a glossy protective coat is desired, or as a painting and glazing medium. It enhances the depth of color intensity, increases transparency and gloss, eases the flow of paint, and adds flexibility and adhesion to the paint film. Translucent when wet, and transparent when dry, this 100% acrylic polymer varnish is water-soluble when wet and can be thinned. Use it as an extender, a fixative, a ground, or a varnish.
This water-resistant varnish delivers permanent, highly-durable protection that is flexible and non-yellowing when dry. A 100% acrylic polymer varnish, Liquitex Gloss Varnish is water-soluble when wet and can be thinned. Non-removable.
High Gloss Varnish
This low viscosity, permanent water-based varnish produces a high-gloss, clear finish. Translucent when wet, and clear when dry, it increases the gloss, depth, and intensity of colors. It provides a longer working time to eliminate drag, bubbles, and cloudiness. Sandable and non-tacky when dry, it is an excellent adhesive for collage and similar techniques. Not for use on flexible surfaces or over oil paint. Non-removable. Do not thin.
This medium viscosity varnish provides a satiny, non-glare, low-sheen final coat that intensifies dull colors without drastically reducing color depth. A 100% acrylic polymer varnish, Liquitex Matte Varnish is water-soluble when wet and can be thinned. Non-removable.
Final, clear, non-yellowing varnish has a satin finish. AP non-toxic.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Liquitex products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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Technically, a varnish is supposed to be removable from a painting for restoration purposes.
Liquitex has used the term "varnish" for many years with its polymer varnishes, although they are not actually removable.
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I always use this product.
By Amy the Artist
from Ojai CA
Comments about Liquitex Acrylic Polymer Varnishes:
It gives my paintings such a nice lustrous finish. I will always use it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Makes color pop!
By The Stiles Art Collection
from Tacoma, WA
I've been using Liquitex Gloss and Matte Mediums for years. As soon as I apply it to any acrylic painting the colors become more vibrant and depth is achieved. I also use it to attach paper and other materials to a surface when creating a collage or mised media piece. I rely on these products to make my paintings look finished and polished. Works every time!
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"War Emblem, 2002 Kentucky Derby", acrylic on masonite
My "Go To" Varnish
By Biker Bill
from Fresno, Ca
Used as final varnish over acrylic paintings. Easy application, and normally don't encounter any problems. As product is applied it is best not to brush over partially dried areas if you feel you missed a spot, but wait till the entire surface is dry and then recoat the entire painting. I prefer the high gloss product as the end result gives the painting the color boost and finish I prefer.
I would buy this super product 10+++++
from bozeman MT
I am a wood carver and use this to seal my painted carvings, I think the none toxic nature of it and the wonderful job it does are the winning combo I always will use this product for my work. I have used other products in the past but this is a winner.
Fantastic Value Product
from Trinidad, Colorado/ Rishikesh, India
Compared to more expensive competitive brands of acrylic varnish, the Liquitex product performs very well. It is easy to apply, dries quickly, is even and absolutely clear. I would not bother to spend the money on the more expensive alternatives. A great buy!
Like this brand
By Joan of the Jungle
from Amesbury, MA
Goes on smoothly
What a lovely product!
from San Diego, Ca.
I fabricate puppets and masks. The hands are cast out of industrial latex, and after painting they need a fixative for sure. Hope this will be long lasting, although not waterproof.
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I use your products all the time..
from Big sur
Great product.....I use it all the time!
from Panama, CA
I always use Liquitex gloss.....what more can I say!
this is the good stuff!
from San Diego, CA
Liquitex Satin for a perfect finish on acrylics.
Why varnish an acrylic painting? This video explains the importance of varnishing acrylic paintings as well as oil. We will also show you the wide variety of varnishes Liquitex offers so you can select the right one to protect your work.
Varnishing is a very important step in painting. This video will not only talk about why you should varnish, but we'll show you the best method of applying varnish to your painting to ensure great results.
Visit our YouTube Channel: Blick Videos to watch our full selection of videos!
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