Thank you. You can’t apply a product to the varnish to make it re-workable again. I would rather use the less toxic ones. Obviously cherished art! This Golden Polymer Varnish dries to a flexible, dust repellant, protective layer for acrylic paints.It can be diluted with distilled water, and removed with ammonia. Can you offer advice on using varnish on a painting that is on resin; is the Golden range of varnishes still recommended for this? Also I was thinking to spray a coat of a satin finish by the same manufacturer in hopes to tone down the shine or will that still fade the dark colors slightly even with so many underlying layers of gloss? I will take that to mind. Hope this helps, Hello. Cheers, Will. Cheers, Will. (I used Golden). Hi Molly, most varnishes will say on them if they are suitable for oil and acrylic, the Gamblin Gamvar range of varnishes are good. There is no value in applying any isolation coat or varnish unless the final owner knows what you have done. I have finished a painting and used Windsor and Newton gloss varnish spray as I have done for ages. Another question, I am thinking of making prints of my art work to sell and wonder what you think of that and do you have suggestions on the way to do that? It has since been around 4-5 months, and now I intend on hanging up the canvas. Your articles help me learn and expand my knowledge on painting and the best part is there is no end to learning. I think I will wait a day to let the first coat dry completely before I do the second – this time I will lay the gel on good and thick as you suggest. Absolute Beginners Water-Mixable Oils Course, Studio Notes // 003: Art, Fear & Paint Stories, In the second lesson, we approach the painting wit, I’ve just posted two new free videos to the Will, Thanks for all your support, enthusiasm and fab cr, 7 Questions to ask yourself before varnishing an oil painting, How to Apply a Coloured Ground with Acrylic Paint (video), The 3 Steps to Becoming a Better Painter, by Painting Less, http://frogpondsrock.com/2011/11/how-to-make-a-dead-albatross-bowl-the-sketch-book-project-2012/. A little note as of spring 2015, Golden have redesigned their website, so all the bookmarks we all may have won’t work. The small issue here is that in the right light, you can see a faint hair line of where the tape edge was. Hi Roberta, you can just apply a thin coat of yellow ochre dulled down with burnt umber over the surface and then varnish ontop. Hi Sandeep, painting on a hardboard surface is absolutely fine. This way you can judge the sheen you want, and if you want to get super specific you can get a tub of matt and a tub of satin varnish and intermix them untill you achieve the perfect sheen you’re after. Have a great day! (2) Will I be able to use the Windsor & Newton Gloss Varnish Spray on a Canvas print? HI Will, Yes you are right, that’s what I thought as I am not used to working with the isolation coat or varnish, I do need to practice with some smaller pieces first. I need help!!! Thank you, also, for not seeming to think that any question is too silly to ask. Cheers, Will, Hi Will, I just applied about 3 coats of Winsor&Newton gloss spray varnish for acrylics to a 16×20 acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Hi Sir, This is sandeep and i am a beginner in acrylic painting. I just did one coat and after it dried it looked foggy and the colors not as fresh, I was dissappointed , what can I do now?? 4.8 out of 5 stars (67 Reviews) ... Varnish paint has many uses. Etc – the paint itself is chunky/bumpy in some areas, it does not all sit flat on the canvas) I really appreciate your help as I’m not the most knowledgeable on this topic. Do you have any suggestions on how i can even this out? Will using a matte varnish fix this problem? One other question… I’m looking to varnish some acrylic paintings I finished a few months ago, which have been standing around (at times covered and at times uncovered)… I suspect it’s possible they might have accumulated a small amount of dust… Do you know if there’s a way to get rid of some dust before starting on the isolation coat, such as blowing on the painting with a blow dryer, or wiping it off with a dry or a wet cloth? The varnish literally thickened into a cloudy slime in seconds. You can sand, buff, and polish the clay itself (see below), or you can apply a glossy varnish. I recently started painting portraits with acrylics but since I dont feel comfortable using acrylics on the face I have used oil paint(Burnt Umber) for the face and skin.For the ornaments and clothing I used acrylics. Could you suggest a minimum drying time for the isolation layer and for the varnish layers? (As the sculpture is to go in a local park, I can’t have the varnish do any harm to passing animals like dogs or birds). Hi Dennis, for applying varnish onto a canvas print I would use a purpose made varnish for the process. Is there anything you would recommend I try (i.e. $6.83 - $84.41. Cheers, Will, First of all, thank you for all the wonderful articles. Thanks again. The matting agent in both ( less in the semi-gloss) can sometimes add a slightly milky finish. Hope you’re doing well. Any advice you can direct specifically for those in terms of isolation and then varnishing would be invaluable. I would rathe ruse liquitex or golden, but i would go through a tube of most colours on each painting. Bridget, Hi Will Help!! It sounds like the second layer you applied was just a little too thick, and the varnish was pushed to the edges of the brush. Practice has improved my blending of paints together. I was wondering what the difference is Cabot or Rustoleum varnish compared to that of Golden or Liquitex. Keep it flat until it is completely dry. Cheers, Will, Hi Will, please help me get something straight. I don’t want to use a gloss, as I don’t want a shiney/glasss effect to the painting. Hope this helps and good luck with the project. As soon as the varnish is touch dry underneath you can spray ontop. Cheers, Will. You can intermix acrylic gels and acrylic mediums fine on your paintings. Once again, thanks, really appreciate your support to all of us out here. I would try a test piece first to see how much the gloss alters the glimmer effect before applying to your finished piece. Hi Carlos, scanning and photographing when the surface is matte before varnishing will be easier as you won’t have as much glare from the lights. Hi Will, If I decide to use a gloss gel over my finished acrylic painting do I have to then use a spray varnish or can I either just use a varnish or just use a gel gloss; Thank you Suzette, Hi Suzette, if you decide to add an isolation coat of soft gel gloss, you can then apply either the spray varnish or brush varnish. I did about 3 more coats and it has improved things drastically. Cheers, Will. If you have any other questions about varnishing leave a comment in the box below. Instead of diluting it with water you use it neat, straight from the tub. Is there anything that I can do eg. First off – thanks for this website! James Bernstein, Conservator of Fine Paintings offers a more technical description of varnishing acrylic paintings on the Golden Acrylic website. A quick and easy way to determine you have enough varnish is to do a fold test. Have you ever noticed how much better paving look when it’s raining? If it’s a mineral spirit based varnish it will need diluting with a solvent (usually distilled turpentine) The one I use is diluted 3:1 (3 parts varnish to 1 part solvent) Hope this helps, Will. Patty. This product has better UVLS protection than the other Golden mediums (for example, self leveling gel), which only have UV resistance, so could be the perfect choice for your work. There is a slight twist to it, my acrylic painted is gilded with gold foil using PVA glue. If not, should the brush used for applying the isolation coat also be like your varnish brush and only used for applying isolation coats, or can it be any old brush? I am not an experienced painter – this is a one-off project for my home – so I am a bit stymied about how to seal the table once I’ve finished painting it. If you’re working onto smooth wood for furniture you would apply one coat of varnish, let it dry, then sand with 220 grit paper. Sorry to ask a stupid question, but I’m new to this. The two-part system is good for artists that have specific requirements and need to be able to adjust how thick or thin the varnish is. The brand I usually use are ‘Golden’ and ‘Winsor & Newton’ they both do an acrylic spray varnish. Hi Will, thanks for the email you sent with your advice about isolation coats, that was very kind of you to take the time… I really like your website here, I would like to add a tip to people here about isolation coats. I have 3 acrylic paintings that I decided to varnish. while I was applying the varish it seemed to thicken a little an looked a little cloudy. The paintings on panel were wrapped in 4 ply plastic, two layers of 1/4 inch pink insulation foam, fitting perfectly in a wood crate. A potential problem is that I am in the middle east in a country where there is not a large selection of art products. Have I ruined my table? So I’m wondering does enamel need a varnish of any kind and if so what? I’ve been using fast drying oil paints and mediums due to a time constraint. We are using Behr latex exterior paints for our colors. Either paint both sides of the image you want to collage with the medium and attach to the sketchbook or cover the page with a coat of medium, stick your image on, wait for it to dry and then cover with another layer of medium to seal it. I haven’t use either of the materials you mentioned so couldn’t comment if they are suitable. Another board I have washed but not applied an extra coat of acrylic gesso – I’ve yet to try that one, but have no reason to think it won’t work. For this, you need an isolation coat. We primed with Sherwin Williams Extreme Bond Primer (2 coats) followed with a single coat of Home Depot’s Zinsser. This frosted appearance results from the varnish and solvent being absorbed into the support while the matting agent remains exposed on the surface, where it appears as a white solid. You need to work quickly but gently – Apply in long even strokes to cover the surface top to bottom while moving from one side to the other. Please can you advise me regarding when and how to varnish. One of my primary concerns is to protect the work of my amazing students. Finally, any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated, as I am a novice in these endeavors. A waterborne acrylic varnish that dries to a protective flexible and dust resistant surface over acrylic paint. Will, Thank you Will. Hi Madalina, nice to hear from you, it can be tricky to have a protective surface when it will be handled a lot. These paintings were finished July/August and are being exhibited late November. Hope this helps. It can be applied by brush, nozzle or spray gun.. Thank you for sharing your expertise so generously. I would like to isolate & preserve my monochrome underpainting (grissaille) so I can paint the colors over the top without having the 2 layers interact. a different varnish, a different application, a completely new approach or even particular ways of displaying the canvas), Hi Jason, all varnished will change the aesthetic final appearance of your artwork, so it’s just experimenting with matte, satin or gloss to see which one you prefer. Hi Jason, pleased you’ve been enjoying the articles and a belated happy birthday! My question is — can I fix this issue just by adding another layer of varnish, or should I remove the current varnish layer (I used the Golden UVLS Gloss Varnish) and reapply? Is it ok to apply a matt varnish on top please? When I applied the first coat it became kindof slimy. Will. So my question is if I get a spray varnish, will the matt surfaces still look different – just a bit more glossy? I include a sheet with each painting detailing the methods and materials used to prep the substrate, do the painting, and varnish the surface when completed. I was thinking of lightly sanding some of the rough bits? Hi Will. I would be tempted to try to ‘re-create’ the imprint effect on a small test piece of canvas and then try both options, otherwise you could spend your time applying extra coats, still not achieving the desired aesthetic and then having to remove extra coats of varnish. So I crossed my fingers, closed my eyes (almost) and took a big chance. I then heard from the paint-maker’s consultant, who advised me that he’s encountered the problem before, exclusively with canvas boards and some brands of stretched canvas: a substance is added to some of them in manufacture which presents a shiny surface, to which acrylic paints, especially the finely ground ones, won’t adhere (or they will, but they then lift if you try to glaze over them or varnish them). I finally put some varnish on a few of my paintings and photos I’d transferred to canvas. What would you suggest to finish these as far as isolation coats and varnish? Dry times: isolation coat—24 hours; Varnish—3 to … possibly? My first stop is always here when I have a painting concern! Hi Elsa, gloss varnish should enhance and bring saturation back to the colours, it’s usually a satin or matte varnish that will add a fog due to the white is the matting agent. What products should I be using for each of these isolation/varnish/seal steps? If I feel the reflective qualities are too much for a particular piece, one or two spray coats of a satin varnish are used to reduce gloss to an acceptable level. When a solvent is used to dissolve the varnish, the isolating layer will prevent it from reaching the paint layers, where damage could occur. One thing remains unclear: cleaning an acrylic painting that has a non-removable waterbased varnish on top. I’ve bought some Winsor & Newton Artists’ Acrylic Varnishes (Gloss and Matt). By the colour not being ‘fast’ I just meant that the colour runs if I get it wet or touch it with a wet brush or add more colour. The use of such a removable varnish provides a valuable tool to anyone trying to restore or clean a painting.”. Hi Sung, what a shame they didn’t get back, thanks for letting me know. Hi Eileen, it is an entirely personal choice, depending on the mood, feel and finish you’re trying to achieve. It is painted with acrylic paints and will be rolled up to be shipped and stored. It’s also available in tubs if you prefer using a brush. What would you recommend for varnishing something of this size…bearing in mind the usual school budget restrictions! I’ve washed my boards as recommended, and have removed the shiny areas, I’ve also used a treatment of my own – having washed one of the boards, I gave it a thin coat of acrylic gesso (the one I used was Daler-Rowney’s Cryla): this seems to work well, and also provides a rather pleasanter surface on which to work. Also, have you applied an isolation coat first? I’d collected quite a few, so I emailed them for a solution to my lost links. Can i use Golden MSA varnish with UVLS without dulling the gold leaf? Just what I was looking for!! I’ve done a MASSIVE painting 15foot by 5foot on faux leather with acrylic. Will this work? Hi Patty, that sounds quite a piece! I am afraid that whatever varnish I use will lift the acrylic layers under it as they are not bonded well with the oil-based base coat. I’ve done a design in acrylic on a wooden table top. Even though I have managed to paint for a few years without using the coating, I am very curious to know more about it. I agree, testing is always the best way to go. This is the bit you read on the back of a can and then shake for 10 seconds and eagerly start spraying. Paintings using thicker films, or a large number of layers applied in a relatively short period, may require a longer drying time. Some of the metallics have been applied over texture (3d fabric paint so the texture is not very deep). im new in this and have no idea how long the art can last. Sanding between varnish layers if often done on painted furniture where you’re after a smooth finish over a smooth paint application. Hi Will Great site! I am not happy because the varnish has left wide streaks down the whole of the work. Hi Sarah, an isolation coat is a barrier you apply to your painting which aids smooth application of a varnish, and allows for easy varnish removal and cleaning in the future. I unpacked it and found the same marks. Could you please suggest me what kind of varnish could be used ? Was the isolation coat not thick or even enough? Cheers, Will, Hello! I respect your privacy and take protecting it very seriously -. Hi Wendy, the varnish might smudge the pen depending on the materials used in the pen. I know this doesn’t really help now, but with using any new varnish/materials I always make small sample test pieces and try out the materials before going in on the whole piece. Thanks again for your help and my apologies in advance for the naive questions. Step 10 – Affix the shipping label to the package and put clear tape over the label so it doesn’t get removed during shipment. Thanks soo much, Will!!! Learn how your comment data is processed. Can a painting varnished with several layers of spray MSA be safely cleaned with a damp cloth? I’m not sure what to do here. Thanks for the wonderful article. The Varnish is to protect the surface for the future. I use the Golden range of varnishes for Acrylics and Winsor and Newton gloss varnish, for Oil paints. so I don’t want to mess it up! I am not an artist by an stretch of the imagination and have very minimal experience with acrylics, varnish and painting, but I am definitely keen to learn. Mmm, I’m not sure why the Matte varnish is still tacky after several weeks, have you tried Golden technical support? Often with spray cans they need a really long shake before using (about 2 minutes) so the matting agent gets evenly dispersed. It has been sitting for months now, and I am wondering if at this point in time, I can fix the streaks by adding more varnish? Polymer Varnish with UVLS (Ultraviolet Light Stabilizers) is a waterborne acrylic polymer varnish that dries to a protective, flexible, dust resistant surface over acrylic paint. Anne. I would like to tone down their brightness and give them a more vintage look…can I add any tint to the varnish, and if so, any suggestions? Heavy duty mailing tube with plastic end caps(depending on the size of your canvas). If it’s a solvent based varnish I personally wouldn’t although you could contact Winsor & Newton technical help to check for sure, if you find out let me know. Thanking in anticipation. The extent of foam can vary depending on brand of varnish / roller, so give it a test because on some acrylic medium based varnishes they can work okay. **I’m a poor artist so if you know of a cheaper one, please let me know…. I have chosen resin as, to my knowledge, it can be painted over with acrylic paint. Hope this helps, Will, Thank you for your quick reply. Hi Deb, I couldn’t say 100% as I personally haven’t tested the Gel to that level of heat. So a thicker isolation coat sound like it would be the answer. Golden Polymer Varnish is available as gloss, satin and matt in various sizes. While brushing it on it seemed like it went well but upon drying it showed itself in bands the width of the brush. can you please fill me in on how to do it and what to use? Just work in thin layers and build up slowly. The stiffer bristle brushes tend to leave texture marks, ridges, and may also contribute to the lifting of softer paint films noted by some respondents. Good news though, I applied another coat of varnish to the already varnished painting and it fixed the issue. Alternatively you could use a silver acrylic paint. Thank you in advance for your response. You might this article helpful to understand the differences. Thanks! I also have the problem of, now that I have waited a bit, (roughly 3 weeks? What do you advise? Hi Patrica, I’d go for a Gloss Polymer Varnish, which will give you a higher gloss finish. Cheers, Will. I would make a sample swatch of matte / satin and gloss over the same solid colour so you can judge which effect it best for your book project. Hi Jon, you can put an isolation coat over gesso but you’ll then loose the absorbency and ‘tooth’ you would have achieved by applying the gesso and painting straight onto that. I recommend brushing varnish for works that are quite smooth in finish and are non-moveable. Very nice, thank you for the advice, wish I had read this 10min earlier. Hi Holly, Golden don’t recommend using the soft Gel matte for an isolation coat, just the soft gel gloss, then apply your matte varnish ontop. There’s one thing I would like to know; if an acrylic emulsion could be used to varnish a finished, fully dried acrylic painting on canvas and would there be any adverse effect on the painting. When I went to varnish it the paint smudged. Is there any way to revive them? I paint in acrylics, I do use an isolation coat and 3 coats of vanish. With wall finishes, I know it keeps colors from moving, but this painting doesn’t seem as delicate as some glazed finishes that will move without an isolation coat. An isolation coat is a transparent layer of a medium that physically separates the underlying layer of paint from the varnish to be applied. The texture of the paint surface, the desired finish, speed of completion, etc all affect which technique is best to use. If the varnish layer is very thick and the painting gets knocked, this can cause cracking, but its usually on Dammar based varnishes that have become brittle over time, how many layers of varnish where applied? Thank you, I’ll put your site in my facebook so my fellow artist can check your great site….thank you again!! :). I am trying to.keep the integrity of the painting intact… not.destroy the acrylic. If you’re painting is very dark I’d make a test canvas just painted black and try a few alternatives of varnish, this is the safest way to go to guarantee you won’t have any clouding with the varnish. thanks a million, Will read it thoroughly later today. Thank you for this very nice person many would appreciate your gift of helpness. Yes if its a water based varnish and a fairly small painting you’ll be able to get an even finish with a sponge. Hi Jo, when you say acrylic emulsion, do you mean like an acrylic medium? 2. Can that varnish be cleaned with water? Have just finished a painting that I am very pleased with. Good one Susan, really pleased it helped. 3 thin coats are better than 1 thick one. The benefit would only really be if you wanted to create the illusion of an Old master style yellow glow to the acrylic painting. Thanks! The formula for this dilution is 4 parts varnish to 1 part water for brush, 2 to 1 for spray. Good one Lisa, pleased the extra coats have helped to even the sheen and give you a better aesthetic. I’m quite at a loss, a reply would be much appreciated. If you look for a floor varnish that has a ‘polyurethane’ finish and says to be ‘cleaned with white spirit’ that will be the most hardwearing. I would like to know which kind of surface protection (varnish) I can use. Hi Krys, yes, ideally you would let each layer dry first before spraying the next. POLYMER VARNISHES MUST BE THINNED WITH WATER BEFORE USE. I’ve used poster paints in those days. Seemed fine. Cheers. The varnish is now dry. Cheers, Will. I went for shopping yesterday for the acrylic’s mediums etc..And I did some mistake in choosing … I bought the varnish which says ‘gloss varnish for oil paintings’, and I bought the gloss medium instead of the gel… I can’t use the medium as an alternative of gel I guess… But the oil’s varnish will do or I need particularly acrylic varnish? Hi Evelyn, if you’re painting with acrylics you can apply an isolation coat within 24 hrs, then 24hrs later a varnish layer (a little longer if using thick impasto paint) Cheers, Will. There is nothing you can do to restore the dulling effect of a matte coating once it is applied, so matte or gloss should be the very last decision made. i just cannot seem to find the perect sealer for my toys and i need help. I am looking for a solution to fix this painting. I know one collage artist who uses Golden Self Leveling Gel as a topcoat. How long after applying varnish before it is safe to have the paintings touch each other in a storage rack, and before packing and shipping? and checking it through luggage on SWA in a ski bag. Do not apply satin or matte varnish to absorbent surfaces, without having previously applied … Some sites advise using an acrylic varnish, others a laqueur, another a furniture varnish and now I don’t know which one to choose? Sealing gold leaf projects is an important, but sometimes skipped, step in the overall gold leafing process. I apply a gloss isolation coat first to even the sheen between the matt and gloss and then judge how shiny I’d like the final painting to be depending on the aesthetic feel I’m after. Pour out some varnish into a shallow dish. Health Labeled … I need your advice on a matter concerning the isolation coat and the top varnish. I don’t know what happened other than I was told that maybe I didn’t allow enough drying time before re-coating. I thought of using spray varnish but am concerned about overspray on the walls surrounding even if I cover them with newspaper. You are not alone! thx, I will use the topcoat instead. Could I very lightly sand it with very fine sandpaper and then re-varnish? I am an Australian ceramist and the only painting I have ever done was in high school. Hope this helps. Hi Swapniel, your painting will be fine without varnish for a while, so don’t worry too much, the acrylic forms a strong bond when it dries. Problem: There are a few spots that show shiny brush strokes. I have had past paintings “Sink”, and have restored them with a Golden medium mixed with a closely matched and applied repainting, but unfortunately, I didn’t have access to the product immediately, so, now I just want to apply some permanent and quick coats to saturate and pop the colors again, without having to repaint. . When applying layers of aerosol varnish to a textured canvas, do I need to let one layer dry completely before applying the next? I am starting to do mixed media collages with acrylics. ‘Delicate’ how? No need to reply! Will. I am painting a flat wood panel door in my condo. Now, it will yellow over time, it isn’t as clear as acrylic painting varnishes, but it will be much, much more hard wearing. With this in mind, I typically use gloss for isolation coat and initial coats of varnish. I’ve got my technique down pretty well using a soft 4″ OX hair brush. In spite of being careful, I have many many tiny bubbles. I personally haven’t used the more industrial varnishes on my paintings so it is hard for me to say with confidence. Will. Holding the brush at an angle, apply the varnish in even strokes across the painting, moving the brush in the same direction each time. Hope this helps. I have a large oil painting on a wood panel and I’m not sure how and when to seal it. (It relates to painting over chalk paint not acrylics but might still be helpful for you), Hi Will, I am a printmaker as an artist but have recently found myself completing a 6 foot x 8 foot acrylic mural on canvas dropcloth. I touch briefly on the pros and cons of a sponge on this article: Q. Shake, Shake, Shake… and then shake some more. Thanks Maureen. Thanks for lessons, tips and help. I would really appreciate some advice from you. 1) Can I apply the Spray varnish on-top of this Gloss Gel and (2) Will I be able to use the Windsor & Newton Gloss Varnish Spray on a Canvas print? It’s quite a dark painting with blacks and greens. Thank you so much Will, I found this one on line, is this one ok? I have never done the isolation coat but I am going to look into that next time i varnish. The downside of acrylic resin varnishes is that they are toxic if inhaled, so you will need to apply the varnish in a well-ventilated area. such as a cold wax or beeswax? Cheers, Will. I’d like to varnish it, but am unsure how to go about it. Thanks, Hi Jorge, a polyurethane varnish can give a hard surface protection but it will yellow over time. I find this an outstanding website! Is it necessary to put an isolation coat, or will it be okay to just apply the varnish? Kellsie. After I finished an acrylic painting, I applied two 'isolation coats', then this Golden Polymer Varnish. 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