Designed for use with acrylics, oils, casein or tempera, Soluvar is an archival, removable varnish that is applied as a final coat over completely dry, finished work. It leaves a durable, colorless and non-yellowing gloss finish. Soluvar is very fluid, water-resistant, and will increase the depth and intensity of color.
As a final varnish, Soluvar protects completed works from dirt and other damaging impurities in the environment without affecting the painting underneath.
Soluvar Varnish is self-leveling and will not hold brush strokes. It remains flexible and resists cracking as a painting surface expands and contracts during temperature and humidity changes. As a removable varnish, Soluvar can be removed with mild solvents and thinned with mineral spirits or turpentine.
Gloss and Matte Soluvar available as a liquid in 8 oz. jar, and Matte spray in 10.4 oz. aerosol can
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.