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Liquitex - Matte Varnish 946ml

€37.45 €36.40

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What it does:

-100% acrylic polymer varnish adds a Matte sheen, protects and resists dirt retention
-Dries clear to a flexible, non-tacky, hard surface
-Increases brightness and color saturation
-Adjusts and unifies surface sheen
-Improves surface durability - ideal when shipping or exhibiting
-Protects colors from UV light damage
-Resists discoloration - yellowing and fogging - caused by humidity, heat and UV
-Depending on the substrate, it allows surface moisture to pass through and breathe
-Allows for easy cleaning without fear of damaging the acrylic paint film
-Has excellent levelling properties - will not hold brush marks
-Semi-opaque when wet, transparent when dry
-Use on flexible or rigid supports
-Ideal for complete coverage of heavy textures and vertical applications
-Designed for interior and exterior use

How to use it:

-As this is permanent, do a patch test first
-Before varnishing ensure paint surface is fully dry (72 hours-two weeks depending on thickness)
-Ensure your space is well ventilated and dirt and dust-free
-Place the artwork flat on a surface - always varnish horizontally
-Stir gently before use
-Do not thin with water
-Use long, even strokes, covering the surface top to bottom while moving from one side to the other - don't go over bits you have missed, but leave to dry and then re-varnish area
-While applying, look for surface bubbles by inspecting it from all angles and even them out immediately
-Apply 1-2 thin coats, allowing at least three hours dry time between coats
-If you require more than two layers, first use Gloss Varnish as a base layer and build to your desired thickness, then apply Satin Varnish as your top coat

How not to use it:

-Do not shake or vigorously over-brush as this can result in a foggy, hazy look when dry
-Don't apply with a roller or sponge brush
-Don't apply in one thick coat, but several thin coats, to avoid brush marks, drips and cloudiness
-Don't go back over areas you have already done, as this can cause clouding
-Don't attempt to remove once applied
-Do not use with any non-acrylic media