Maimeri Painting Varnish is a fatty varnish that prevents uneven drying, and produces bright tones. It increases the adhesion to the surface and the flexibility of colors. It is not a final varnish. Use it to even out the finish over areas of a painting that have oiled out and have a matte surface. It may be helpful when a painting is completed over an excessively absorbent ground. Use it sparingly. Unlike a retouching varnish, it is not removable. It is based on ketonic and acrylic resins, poppyseed oil, and a mineral spirits base. Allow complete drying before applying a final varnish.