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Liquitex Acrylic Matte Varnish

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Liquitex Acrylic Matte Varnish is an acrylic matte varnish that can be applied to paintings, drawings, and other artwork. It protects and seals your work with a transparent, matte layer that is breathable, permanent, and protects against UV damage.

What Acrylic Matte Varnish Does

Liquitex Acrylic Matte Varnish is an all-purpose acrylic matte varnish designed to add a matte finish and protect and stop dirt build-up on artwork. Dries clear to a flexible, non-tacky, hard surface, it increases brightness and color saturation and improves surface durability. It is ideal for use when shipping or exhibiting art as it protects colors from UV light damage and resists discoloration caused by humidity,

Matte varnish is an essential finishing touch for artwork, photos, and other creative projects. It provides a subtle sheen and protects your work from dirt, dust, and scratches. Applying matte varnish is a simple process that anyone can do with a few basic supplies and some patience.

 Using the Varnish

Before beginning, make sure that the surface of your painting is fully dry (this could take anywhere from 72 hours to two weeks, depending on the thickness of your paint). Once dry, make sure that your workspace is well ventilated and free from dirt and dust.

Liquitex Acrylic Matte Varnish is a great way to protect your paintings from dirt, dust, and other elements. This varnish is applied horizontally in long, even strokes, covering the surface from top to bottom while moving from one side to the other. It is important to look for surface bubbles while applying the varnish and to even them out immediately. This varnish dries quickly and is very durable, making it a great option for protecting your paintings.

Suggested Tips 

There are a few things to keep in mind when applying Acrylic Matte Varnish.

First, don't shake or vigorously over-brush the varnish, as this can result in a foggy, hazy look when dry.

Second, don't apply with a roller or sponge brush; use a synthetic bristle brush instead.

Third, don't apply in one thick coat; thin coats are best to avoid brush marks, drips, and cloudiness.

Fourth, once you have applied the varnish to an area, don't go back over it; this can cause clouding.

Finally, don't attempt to remove the varnish once it has been applied; if you need to start over, you'll have to sand down the painting and start from scratch.

If you follow these simple guidelines, you'll be sure to get great results when using Acrylic Matte Varnish.

Liquitex Acrylic Matte Varnish Specifications

  • Lightfast & Archival
  • Permanent
  • Flexible & Non-Cracking
  • Water-resistant when dry
  • Intermixable with all Liquitex materials
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