Liquitex Professional Varnish

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Liquitex Professional Varnish provides a layer of protection for acrylic paintings and intensifies acrylic colour.

  • 100% acrylic polymer varnish adds a gloss sheen, protects and resists dirt retention
  • Dries clear to a flexible, non-tacky, hard surface
  • Increases brightness and color saturation
  • Adjusts and unifies surface sheen
  • Improves surface durability - ideal when shipping or exhibiting
  • Protects colors from UV light damage
  • Resists discoloration - yellowing and fogging - caused by humidity, heat and UV
  • Depending on the substrate it allows surface moisture to pass through and breathe
  • Allows for easy cleaning without fear of damaging the acrylic paint film
  • Has excellent levelling properties - will not hold brush marks
  • Semi-opaque when wet, transparent when dry
  • Use on flexible or rigid supports
  • Designed for interior and exterior use

 


How to use


 

  • As this is permanent, do a patch test first
  • Before varnishing ensure paint surface is fully dry (72 hours-two weeks depending on thickness)
  • Ensure your space is well ventilated and dirt and dust-free
  • Place the artwork flat on a surface - always varnish horizontally
  • Stir gently before use
  • Use long, even strokes, covering the surface top to bottom while moving from one side to the other - don't go over bits you have missed but leave to dry and then re-varnish area
  • While applying, look for surface bubbles and even them out immediately
  • Apply up to three thin coats, allowing at least three hours dry time between coats
  • Do not shake or vigorously over-brush as this can result in surface bubbles and a foggy, hazy look when dry
  • Don't apply with a roller or sponge brush
  • Don't thin with water
  • Don't apply in one thick coat, but several thin coats, to avoid brush marks, drips and cloudiness
  • Don't go back over areas you have already done, as this can cause clouding
  • Don't attempt to remove once applied
  • Do not use with any non-acrylic media

Use with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic and Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic colours.


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17th September 2021 Reviewed by Chris White Very pleased with this product.

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13th May 2021 Reviewed by Darren Kearney It sticks my diamond dust to the canvas

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15th April 2021 Reviewed by Roberto Miazzo All good!

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13th April 2021 Reviewed by Melvyn Dresner Not used yet.

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4th April 2021 Reviewed by Peter Patrickson Used to varnish acrylic paintings (over Gloss Gel). Good quality. Does the job. Recommended.

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12th March 2021 Reviewed by Keith Philo Very easy to use, impressed by the results.

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9th March 2021 Reviewed by Jane Cooper A good quality product

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5th March 2021 Reviewed by Mellissa Woolley I have not yet used this varnish but having used other liquitex products, they are of excellent quality so I would assume it would be of equal quality.

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5th March 2021 Reviewed by Liam Dorcey This varnish is ideal for finishing my paintings, easy to use and economical

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23rd February 2021 Reviewed by DERYCK Gilham Goes on to picture easily with a soft brush

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9th February 2021 Reviewed by Claire Richardson Leaves a lovely matte finish. A good depth after 3 coats

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3rd December 2020 Reviewed by Cornelia Odonovan Repeat purchase for over 10 years. Need I say more

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10th November 2020 Reviewed by Donna Wimble Easy to use and left a good finish which highlighted the colours without a glossy shine

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6th November 2020 Reviewed by Christina Maguire I use liquitex varnish on my acrylic paintings and on my canvases when making handbags. It is flexible yet durable. Anyone wanting the versatility of a gloss finish with anti-yellowing will find this of great use.

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6th October 2020 Reviewed by Renee DaRocha Great product

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5th August 2020 Reviewed by Mabel Furlong They are good and at affordable prices

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1st May 2020 Reviewed by Stuart Ward I use this to a finish to my acrylic painting. Great consistency.

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13th December 2019 Reviewed by Tasmin Bassett Perfect product. Wasn't sure whether it would work. But I use this to coat my *** figurines it gives them a super shiny protective coat which makes them look like glazed pottery which is awesome. Would recommend to anyone whow works with ***. Top notch quality.

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16th October 2019 Reviewed by Stuart Nichol I use it to varnish my acrylic paintings after giving them a first coat of clear varnish.
I would recommend it to any acrylic artist who wants an even matte professional finish.
I consider the product top quality and never use anything else.

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15th October 2019 Reviewed by Ioanna Akritidou I use this product for varnishing acrylic paintings on wood. It's very good not too shiny not too matt. Easy to use , great quality.

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15th July 2019 Reviewed by Ceri Clements Great quality product

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3rd July 2019 Reviewed by Angela Cheetham Wilkinson Used on this occasion for varnishing a wooden mirror I’ve painted with Liquitex acrylics. Perfect finish.

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29th May 2019 Reviewed by Helen Acklam Great product. Lovely satin sheen .

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26th April 2019 Reviewed by Hugo Nicolle hasn't been delivered

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9th April 2019 Reviewed by Alison Russell Easy to use. Gave a lovely subtle sheen to the finished artwork.

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21st February 2019 Reviewed by Caroline Dewison I really like this varnish. It's quite matte and leaves a nice finish.

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1st January 2019 Reviewed by Anthony Ellis Good stuff!

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14th November 2018 Reviewed by James Brotherton the quality of the varnish is superb

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14th April 2018 Reviewed by Jodie Ex Good product

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11th February 2018 Reviewed by nadine carruthers Excellent quality ,i've been loooking for a good varnish for my acrylic paintings and this is incredible!

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16th January 2018 Reviewed by Jane White Great varnish! Use on Acrylic paintings! Prefer to use 2 coats of the same varnish! Satin or Matte, Find that using gloss first coat as recommended is too glossy under the Satin, still seems glossy.

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16th January 2018 Reviewed by Jane White Great varnish! Use all liquitex products, use to varnish my paintings, if using matte or satin I prefer to not use the gloss under the satin or matte as recommended on the label, as the coat of satin on top does not dull down the gloss finish.

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1st August 2017 Reviewed by Colinwhitfield Used to coat and protect wargaming miniatures. As with all Liquitex products, good quality throughout
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