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Professional Mediums

Professional Soluvar Matte Varnish Spray

Seal your acrylic work with a transparent, matte acrylic layer which is breathable, permanent and protects against UV damage.

Additive Size: 285g
$30.49 USD In stock, ready to ship
Key Features
  • 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
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All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results. Tested and certified at Duke University by the ACMI. Conforms to ASTM D4236

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MEET LIQUTEX PROFESSIONAL VARNISHES

SEAL THE DEAL IN STYLE

Professional Acrylic Varnishes and help protect your work from dirt, dust and UV damage. Whether you work inside or outdoors, our 11 acrylic varnishes can be used on all types of artwork. Choose from different surface sheens, application methods (spray or brush-on) and permanent or removable options. Our iconic Soluvar range allows you to periodically lift the varnish and reapply a fresh coat, while Gloss Spray increases color saturation and is ideal for heavily textured or vertical applications.

TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Useful guides for working with Varnishes.

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.