Liquitex Matte Varnish

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  • Application

Archival non removable 

  • Low viscosity - very fluid.
  • Produces a matte finish
  • Does not drastically reduce colour depth as does Matte Medium.
  • 100% acrylic polymer varnish. Water soluble when wet. Good chemical and water resistance when dry.
  • Dry to a non-tacky, hard, flexible surface that is resistant to retention of dirt.
  • Resist discolouring (non-yellowing, non-fogging) due to humidity, heat and ultraviolet light.
  • Depending upon substrate, allows moisture to pass through (breathable).
  • Will not crack as surface expands and contracts during temperature and humidity changes. Applicable for any acrylic painted surface (flexible and rigid) on canvas, paper, wood, stone, Plexiglas, etc.
  • Not for use over oil paint.
  • Flexible, archival, non-yellowing and water resistant when dry.
  • For interior use only

This varnish is not removable,  if you want a removable varnish see the soluvar.

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  • Apply as a final varnish over dry acrylic paint.
  • Varnish surface and environment must be clean, dry and dust free.
  • Acrylic paintings must be completely dried and cured for a minimum 48-72 hours before varnishing.
  • Application may be done by brush or spray. Generally a sprayed application will be thinner, smoother and more even. Rolling or sponging application is not recommended.
  • If more than 1 varnish coat is desired, apply 1-2 coats of Liquitex® Gloss Varnish before applying a final coat of Liquitex Matte Varnish.
  • Caution: Acrylic paints and mediums become increasingly brittle in cold weather. Do not apply below 60 degrees.
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237ml Product Code: 3905010
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  • Never go back..... - Liquitex Matte Varnish Flexible Surface 473ml

    This is the first time I've used Liquitex Matte Varnish after being a long time user of their Satin. I am now a total convert and won't go back to Satin. Love the matte, takes the sheen off the painting so that you don't get distracted at different angles. It's a gem to use, no brush marks and easily diluted with water. Love this! Dawn Maciocia (Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom) on 19 Aug 2012
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  • Splendid matte varnish - Liquitex Matte Varnish Flexible Surface 237ml

    I used this varnish on a couple of paintings made with acrylic paint pens. The recommendation on the bottle was to first apply a coating of gloss varnish before applying the matte varnish. I did this and it worked fine although to ensure no gloss showed through the matte I had to apply two layers of matte. The finish was excellent with no sheen at all. To be used with acrylic but I think I shall also try it over coloured pencil, why not? Glyn Rand (King's Lynn, United Kingdom) on 30 Jun 2016
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  • good product - Liquitex Matte Varnish Flexible Surface 473ml

    originally ordered the smaller one to try out. I use liquitex paints so it seemed the natural choice for varnish. Was pleased with how easy it was to use and ended up ordering the bigger one. Prefer Matt as I don't like the shine of glossy. Shirley Whittaker (Oldham, United Kingdom) on 10 May 2016
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