Gamblin Gamvar Picture Varnish

MP Code #MP-00456-013   
$23.95 - $39.95
$17.96 - $29.96

Gamblin Gamvar Gloss Varnish is a nearly odorless, semi-gloss varnish that heightens the depth of your oil colors while providing a protective finish. It was developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art.

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Apply with a brush when the thickest areas of your painting are dry and firm to the touch. (Spray application not recommended.)

Gamvar Gloss goes on water-clear and stays water-clear. It can be easily and safely removed with Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits.

The 8.5 oz size covers approximately 160 square feet (15 square meters). The 16.9 oz size covers approximately 320 square feet (30 square meters).
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  • Gamvar Picture Varnish--it's great!

    Reviewed on 2/4/2013

    As reviewed by Carolyn Edlund

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    Many years ago, following some less-than-desirable experiences with traditional varnishes, the prospect of varnishing new work would elicit considerable trepidation. I recently learned about Gamvar Picture Varnish. It was developed in collaboration w the National Gallery. It has many advantages over traditional varnishes, i.e., it can be applied as soon as the art is touch-dry, it is easy to apply, and dries quickly. The product is permeable to air thus allowing the underlayers of paint to continue to dry even after application. It is easily removed with Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits (my preferred solvent when working with oils). I am thrilled with this product and recommend it to others.

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  • Gamvar Picture Varnish

    Reviewed on 6/23/2012

    As reviewed by Brenda Ward

    Experience: STUDENT

    After reviewing the on-line video "demonstration on Gamvar application", I felt confident in this product. The results are beautiful, I found that the canvas oil painting came out with a slight shine, while the oil painting on board resuted with a high shine. Adding Gamvar varnish brought the much needed depth of color to both paintings.

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