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Winsor & Newton Professional Fixative Aerosol (400ml)

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  • Colourless formula
  • Quick-drying
  • Protects artwork from smudging and dust
  • 400ml

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What is Spray Fixative?

Spray fixative is usually used on dry media artwork to help stabilise the colour or pigment of the surface. It is a clear liquid spray that protects the artwork and preserves the piece for display. It is made with resin or casein and evaporates quickly much like an alcohol spray.

Winsor & Newton Masterclass: Using A Fixative With Charcoal

Made with a colourless aerosol formula, Winsor & Newton Professional Fixative is specifically formulated to protect your artwork from smudging and dust. It has a non-yellowing solution and dries to a low sheen.

Simply spray an even layer over your work to prevent it from smudging or dusting. Use two or three very light sprays and wait several minutes between each application for optimal results. The fixative dries quickly and is completely transparent. The fixative can be layered, making it great for use with charcoals and pastels and allowing you to add further depth to your artwork.

This product is a ‘workable fixative’, meaning it adds a toothy texture to your work. When no more pencil will apply due to saturation of the paper, applying a spray of workable fixative will add tooth on top and will allow you to continue working.

Safety warnings for using Fixative

  • Extremely flammable aerosol
  • Pressurised container: May burst if heated

Why choose Winsor & Newton Professional Fixative?

Ensuring easy and even application, Winsor & Newton Professional Fixative is perfect for use on charcoal, pencil, pastel and chalk drawings.

How to make the most of your fixative

Pastel drawings have a tendency to be fragile as the particles on the paper are not surrounded by a binder. Adding a coat or two of fixative will give that little bit of extra protection, saving your artwork from smudging if brushed against by mistake.

A light coating of fixative will help to stop pastel dust from sticking onto glass once the picture is framed. It also improves the lightfastness of pastels. However, using too much fixative can cause a considerable colour change to your pastel drawing as the fixative wets out the pigment.

How to use Winsor & Newton Professional Fixative

Use at room temperature to ensure an even spray and make sure you use it in a well-ventilated room. Shake the can before use.

Keep your artwork horizontal or slightly tilted and hold the can 25 - 30cm from your work. For an even coating, start the spray at the side of the work and spray from top to bottom. Apply light coats only in order to minimise colour change.

Who are Winsor & Newton?

In 1832, William Winsor and Henry Newton introduced the first moist watercolours to the world. Today, Winsor and Newton remain the premier choice for artists, offering a wide variety of fine art supplies including oil, watercolour, acrylic and alkyd paints, pastels, artists' brushes, canvases, papers and portfolios.

Reviews (80)

06/09/2022
4/5
It's fixative, it fixes.
13/08/2022
5/5
Best of the bunch
30/06/2022
5/5
Can was not damaged as sent in box
27/05/2022
5/5
does exactly what it says
20/05/2022
5/5
brilliant, fine even spray very pleased
17/04/2022
4/5
First time used. Nothing with which to compare. Service as expected. Thank you.
09/04/2022
4/5
good
08/03/2022
5/5
It does what it says it does on the tin.
02/03/2022
5/5
excellent
26/01/2022
5/5
Think this is one of the best pastel fixatives available
24/01/2022
5/5
Best product for the job.
20/01/2022
5/5
Very govery goodod
23/12/2021
5/5
very good product at an affordable price
17/12/2021
5/5
very effective product
16/12/2021
5/5
Product damaged in transit unfortunately but easy to contact and quick refund offered.
28/10/2021
5/5
Very smooth and effective product.
14/09/2021
5/5
Great
19/07/2021
5/5
great product
04/07/2021
4/5
I have been using this Winsor and newton fixative for a while on charcoal drawings, usually give two light coats with paper laid down flat, turning around and leaving first coat to dry before second coat. Good stuff.
02/06/2021
5/5
Met expectations
18/05/2021
5/5
Have not used yet
28/04/2021
5/5
I still had fixative that I’ve had, probably for a few years as it wasn’t used frequently...it was a pleasure to use this new one...no more splatters!! Applied very evenly too.
28/04/2021
5/5
Good
16/04/2021
5/5
Fixes all dry materials including charcoal, pastel etc. so it does not smudge.
29/03/2021
5/5
Great price
28/03/2021
5/5
Does what I want it to do, so happy.
21/02/2021
5/5
Good product
08/02/2021
5/5
Quality varnish
03/02/2021
5/5
It dries quick.
22/01/2021
5/5
Great product.
19/01/2021
5/5
Worth the bit extra
17/01/2021
5/5
The best fixatine for charcoal
30/12/2020
5/5
Only just started to use but it all appears satisfactory.
08/12/2020
5/5
Arrived in good condition
07/12/2020
4/5
Works fine
04/12/2020
5/5
Perfect. Does exactly what I need.
23/11/2020
5/5
Excellent price.
18/08/2020
5/5
Perfect for fixing my art to fabric. Will buy again.
05/08/2020
4/5
Excellent fixative that requires good ventilation to use safely.
30/07/2020
4/5
Essencial for finish jobs.
03/07/2020
5/5
Does exactly what it says on the tin. No colour changes, good at preventing smudges Smells awful. Use outside. Decent size tin.
11/02/2020
5/5
Used correctly does not leave a stain on the art.
07/01/2020
5/5
Gives a great fix for even the softest pastels
07/10/2019
4/5
does what it is meant to do.(was recommended by a member of our local art group) price was competitive.The acetone odour is not user friendly and it should be used in a well aired environment.
27/09/2019
5/5
Fantastic product
23/09/2019
5/5
I haven't used this product yet, but bought it based on the weighty reputation of Winsor & Newton.
25/08/2019
5/5
I chose W&N Professional Fixative from an online survey of similar products of different brands. I am very happy with using this product on charcoal, just one spray is all I need to fix my drawings.
25/07/2019
5/5
Great product.
10/05/2019
5/5
Arrived safely
23/04/2019
5/5
brilliant for'fixing' colour pencils on fabric
08/03/2019
5/5
Easy to use. Excellent coverage. Fast drying.
15/02/2019
5/5
It does precisely what it says on the tin .
01/02/2019
5/5
Does what I expected
24/01/2019
5/5
A very good product
09/01/2019
5/5
Great product at an amazing price
06/11/2018
4/5
effective fixative could benefit from better spray nossle.
01/11/2018
5/5
winsor and newton - always good
29/10/2018
5/5
Not used in anger yet.
19/09/2018
5/5
Just the job!
15/09/2018
5/5
best for the price
15/09/2018
5/5
First rate.
15/08/2018
5/5
good reliable brand and at a good price on this site
05/05/2018
5/5
Does exactly what I bought it for.
25/04/2018
5/5
Lowest cost available quality priduct
05/04/2018
5/5
As described and does the job well.
13/02/2018
5/5
Product arrived as described
16/01/2018
5/5
Excellent product again! Absolutely critical to fix that lovely powdery chalky creation.
01/12/2017
5/5
Works well
28/07/2017
5/5
Easy to use and does the job!
03/06/2017
4/5
as good as anything else on the market
01/06/2017
4/5
great
23/03/2017
5/5
high quality, good price. better price than in class art shops. very effective and does the job
22/03/2017
5/5
Good product
15/03/2017
5/5
I have used this item before and it does exactly what it says on the tin as the saying goes
12/03/2017
5/5
Product met expections with the lowest price I could find online.
31/01/2017
5/5
Very good
25/01/2017
5/5
W&N always good for the task
11/12/2016
5/5
as it says on the tin
08/12/2016
5/5
Used this before and like it.
23/10/2016
5/5
Very good.

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