Liquitex Soluvar Gloss Varnish, Liquid

MP Code #MP-00669-001   
$24.99 - $64.99
$14.99 - $38.99

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer.

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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