Liquitex Soluvar Gloss Varnish, Liquid

MP Code #MP-00669-001   
$21.79 - $60.79
$9.11 - $25.41

Soluvar Gloss Varnish is an archival yet removable varnish for acrylic and oil paintings that uses UV light stabilizers to protect your work. Glossy finish.

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Liquitex Soluvar Gloss Varnish is an Archival Removable Varnish For Acrylic and Oil Paintings / Contains UV Light Stabilizers for protecting color

  • Apply as a final varnish over dry acrylic or dry oil paint
  • Low viscosity, very fluid
  • Increases the depth and intensity of color
  • Protects painting surface and allows for removal of surface dirt, without damaging painting underneath
  • 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.
  • Flexible. Will not crack as surface expands and contracts during temperature and humidity changes.
  • Resists discoloring (non-yellowing, non-fogging) due to humidity, heat and ultraviolet light.
  • Protects painting against harsh elements.
  • Contains UV Light Stabilizers
  • Removable by using mineral spirits or turpentine
  • For interior and exterior use

Application Tips

  • Mix with a matte finish to vary the gloss sheen.
  • Can be thinned up to 25% with mineral spirits or turpentine. Do not use Odorless Mineral Spirits.
  • 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.
  • Painting surface and environment must be clean, dry and dust free.
  • Allow oil paint to dry for 6 months to one year and acrylic paint for a minimum of 72 hours. Thickness of application will determine exact length of time.
  • If an oil painting is not dry before it is sealed with a varnish, the result may be long-term problems such as cracking or blistering.
  • Varnish may become non-removable if applied over a painting that has not completely dried and cured.
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  • An excellent final varnish

    Reviewed on 10/3/2012

    As reviewed by Robert S Cohen

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    Soluvar is a clear, easy-to-apply, non-yellowing final varnish I strongly recommend for both acrylic and oil paintings. My own preference is to mix gloss and matte varnish for a satin finish, avoiding the shiny reflections of only gloss or the dull coating of only matte. Follow the directions, mix with mineral spirits, and apply with a broad varnish brush for best results and minimum waste.

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