Professional Soluvar Matte Varnish Spray
- Mineral spirit-based varnish adds a matte sheen, protects and resists dirt retention
- Increases brightness and color saturation and dries clear to a flexible, non-tacky, hard surface
- Improves surface durability - ideal when shipping or exhibiting
- Resists discoloration - yellowing and fogging - caused by humidity, heat and UV
- Allows for easy cleaning without fear of damaging the acrylic paint film
How to Use
- Before varnishing ensure paint surface is fully dry - 72 hours-two weeks for acrylics, depending on thickness, and 6-12 months for oils
- Ensure your space is well ventilated and dirt and dust-free and place artwork flat on a surface - always varnish horizontally
- Apply 1-2 coats of Gloss Medium as a permanent isolating barrier first and leave to dry for three days
- Once completely dry, clean the surface with a lint-free rag dampened with mineral spirits
- Apply 1-2 layers of Soluvar, leaving 24 hours between coats. Use long, even mists, covering the surface top to bottom while moving from one side to the other
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Other creatives have asked us...
Do I need to wear a mask when spraying Liquitex Varnish?
Wear a mask and maintain good ventilation when using Liquitex Varnish. Use a suitable respirator for the working environment.
Why do I need to varnish my acrylic work?
Varnishing acrylic works protects against damage, dirt, UV light, unifies sheen, and enhances color. Liquitex offers Basics and Professional varnishes.
How do I look after my Spray Varnish and stop nozzle clog?
Prevent nozzle clogs by shaking aerosol cans before use and storing them above 15°C and spraying propellant to clear the nozzle. Hold the container upside and spray for a couple of seconds before and after use- this will send a spray of propellant only out of the nozzle and clear it.
Can Liquitex Spray Varnish be used on top of traditional gouache to make it waterproof?
To waterproof gouache on canvas, you can use Liquitex Permanent Spray Varnish. However, subsequent paint layers may not adhere well to the varnished surface.