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Formulated to enhance the creations of artists working with Liquitex Acrylic Paint, but equally effective when used with any Acrylic Colour, Liquitex Professional Matte Varnish provides a permanent matt layer of protection for acrylic artwork.
What is a Varnish?
Traditionally a combination of drying oil, resin, and a thinner or solvent, Varnish is a transparent liquid which dries to form a hard, protective film.
Why use a Varnish?
In addition to preserving artwork, and offering protection against dirt and dust, a varnish evens out the final appearance of the paint, ensuring a uniform finish.
Why choose Liquitex Matte Varnish?
Suitable for interior and exterior use, water-based Liquitex Matte Varnish has excellent levelling properties, and helps to protect against ultra violet damage. Drying to a hard, archival, water resistant finish, Liquitex Matte Varnish may be used with Liquitex Heavy Body and Soft Body colour, as well as Liquitex Spray Paint.
Low odour and non-yellowing, all Liquitex Varnish is fully intermixable, allowing the artist to create a customised sheen.
The following video gives further information on the Range of Liquitex Varnish.
How do I use Liquitex Matte Varnish?
Allow the painting to dry for 48-72 hours before applying a thin layer of varnish. Apply at least two coats of varnish, leaving a minimum of 3 hours drying time between coats. For optimum results, Liquitex recommend first applying a base layer of Liquitex Gloss Varnish.
Liquitex Matte Varnish should not be thinned, as this will weaken the film and adhesion of the varnish. Liquitex Matte Varnish is not removable, and any attempt to remove with harsh solvents can result in damage to the paint surface.
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Who are Liquitex?
Founded in 1933 by Henry Levison, Permanent Pigments, an oil colour producing company from Cincinnati, Ohio developed the first water-based artist acrylic paints. Their new formulation was launched in 1955, under the new company name Liquitex, an abbreviation of “Liquid texture”, which Levison believed better captured the product’s essence.
Today, Liquitex offers a vast array of intermixable vibrant acrylic paints and mediums, enabling artists to continually explore new and innovative ways of working with Acrylic Colour.