How do you use liquitex Soluvar gloss varnish?

How do you use liquitex Soluvar gloss varnish?


  1. Before varnishing ensure paint surface is fully dry – 72 hours-two weeks for acrylics, depending on thickness, and 6-12 months for oils.
  2. Ensure your space is well ventilated and dirt and dust-free.
  3. Place the artwork flat on a surface – always varnish horizontally.
  4. Stir gently before use.

What is liquitex gloss varnish used for?

It can be used as a varnish and/or a fluid gloss medium. It improves adhesion of paint film and increases color depth, intensity, and gloss. It can also be used as a non-removable varnish to protect the surface and establish an even gloss sheen.

Is liquitex gloss varnish self leveling?

Dries to a clear, non-tacky, water-resistant hard film that is resistant to retention of dirt and prevents dirt and pollutants from contacting paint surface. Self-leveling, will not hold brush strokes.

What does Soluvar mean?

Soluvar is acrylic solvent varnish. It will never dissolve into OMS. To remove Soluvar, artist must use the same solvent as for removing of Dammar varnish. Also, soluvar is acrylic polymer varnish rather than “low molecular weight resin” varnish.

What is Soluvar gloss varnish?

Ideal for acrylic or oil works, Soluvar varnishes are solvent based, durable, and non-yellowing. They reduce surface “tack,” pressure sensitivity, and static electrical buildup. They dry to a clear, water-resistant surface that protects the painting from dust and dirt.

What is Soluvar varnish?

Does liquitex gloss varnish yellow?

Hard, archival, non-yellowing and water-resistant when dry.

Does liquitex varnish turn yellow?

Liquitex Archival Permanent Varnish Finishing Medium is a low-odor, permanent and durable medium with water-based technology, translucent when wet, clear when dry. Resists discoloring (non-yellowing, non-fogging) due to humidity heat and ultraviolet light.

How long does it take for liquitex gloss varnish to dry?

It dries pretty quickly, so make sure to rework the areas you need to right away to avoid overworking. You have to wait 3 hours between coats. Bubbles often form while applying.

What is liquitex Soluvar?

How do I remove Soluvar?

To remove, work in a well-ventilated area using a NIOSH- approved dual filter respirator and neoprene gloves, and dampen a white soft cotton cloth slightly with mineral spirits or turpentine only. Rub gently, going over small areas and rinsing them again to remove residue.

What happens if you varnish an acrylic painting too soon?

If you varnish your painting too soon, before the acrylic paint has dried all the way through, the varnish may wind up cloudy due to the trapped moisture. I suggest a minimum wait time of one week, but some acrylic artists wait as much as 6 weeks, just to be sure the acrylic paint is fully dried through and through.

How long does it take for Liquitex gloss varnish to dry?

Should I oil out a painting before varnishing?

Oiling-out reduces the absorbency of dull paint layers, unifies the painting’s appearance and allows Gamvar to cover more evenly. If your painting already has varnish on it, remove the varnish layer prior to “oiling out.”

How many coats of varnish should you put on an acrylic painting?

Most acrylic paintings need just 2 coats of varnish, but if the varnish looks uneven in some sections after it has dried, apply a third coat. Sometimes if each coat is very thin, it may not evenly cover the entire canvas.

How long should I wait before varnishing acrylic painting?

Although acrylics dry quickly on the surface, you should wait at least a week before varnishing to make sure that the acrylics have dried through all the way. Even if an acrylic painting is dry to the touch hours after painting, it is often still a bit wet underneath.

How long does liquitex varnish take to dry?

What happens if you varnish a painting too soon?

What happens if you varnish acrylic painting too soon?

Should I oil out before varnishing?

The varnish lies on top of less absorbent areas and sinks down into more absorbent areas. We recommend a process called “oiling out” prior to using Gamvar. Oiling-out reduces the absorbency of dull paint layers, unifies the painting’s appearance and allows Gamvar to cover more evenly.

How many coats of varnish does a painting need?

How long should an acrylic painting dry before varnishing?

What happens if you varnish too soon?

How long does it take Soluvar to dry?

Apply 1-2 layers of Liquitex Soluvar Varnish. Let each layer dry 24 hours between coats. Visit our Liquitex Amazon Storefront for full product assortment.