Liquitex Acrylic Varnish protects completed acrylic works from harsh elements, dirt and other impurities, in the environment and shields colors from ultraviolet light. Offered in different finishes, Liquitex varnish can be used to change or unify a painting’s surface sheen. The specially formulated, low odor water-based technology makes this varnish perfect for use with all forms of acrylic paint, whether spray, paint pen or Heavy and Soft Body.
Liquitex Varnish resists discoloring that occurs due to humidity, heat and ultraviolet light. It is hard, durable, permanent and water-resistant when dry. Importantly, it dries crystal clear and is archival. This varnish helps to ensure an acrylic painting’s long-lasting, untarnished life.
Matte finish available in 16 oz. and 32 oz.
Satin finish available in 8 oz.
High Gloss finish available in 8 oz. and 32 oz.
There are many misconceptions about whether or not it is necessary to varnish an acrylic painting. Liquitex resident artist Jimmy Leslie explains that as a general rule, you should always varnish your acrylic work when possible. Varnishes are applied over dry paint films and have several purposes. The first and most important function is to protect the painting surface from the environment and protect the pigments from ultraviolet light. Secondly, varnishes can be used to change or unify a paintings surface sheen. Liquitex varnishes come in several different sheens, which can all be intermixed for a customized sheen. Liquitex varnishes are either permanent or removable and can be applied to both flexible and rigid supports.