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Oil Varnish

A varnish is a clear coat applied over the top of an artwork. It has two main functions, to give an even sheen to the work, which will in turn help to bring out the full intensity and beauty of the pigments, and to protect it from several different areas of attack such as wear and tear and airborne grime and chemicals. 

Japan Gold Size (Winsor & Newton)

Japan Gold Size is a dark, thin liquid, which acts as a quick drying adhesive for use when gilding.

 

 

Artists' Original Matt Varnish (Winsor & Newton)

Artists' Original Matt Varnish is a superior protective film for oil and alkyd paintings, which dries to a matt finish. Please note that the bottle should be warmed in hot water before use until varnish becomes clear. Removable, wax based traditional varnish.

 

Conserve-Art Gloss Varnish (Winsor & Newton)

Conserve-Art Gloss Varnish is a superior quality artists’ gloss varnish. It dries to a lower gloss than Artists' Gloss Varnish and is readily removable over a long period of time (up to 100 years) with White Spirit or Turpentine. Conserve-Art Gloss Varnish dries quickly to a non-yellowing film, does not bloom or crack.

 

Artists' Gloss Varnish (Winsor & Newton)

Artists' Gloss Varnish is a modern general purpose high gloss varnish. It is a clear liquid which dries to a non-yellowing glossy film. It may be mixed with Artists’ Original Matt Varnish to adjust degree of gloss.

 

Artists' Matt Varnish (Winsor & Newton)

Artists' Matt Varnish is a superior quality artists’ matt varnish which represents the very latest in varnish chemistry. It is water white and remains readily removable for over 100 years with White Spirit or Turpentine. Dries quickly to a non-yellowing film, does not bloom or crack.

 

Artists' Retouching Varnish (Winsor & Newton)

Artists' Retouching Varnish is a clear liquid varnish, which dries to a non-yellowing, glossy film. It gives temporary protection to recently completed oil paintings until the paint is dry enough to apply a final varnish.

 

Dammar Varnish (Winsor & Newton)

Dammar Varnish is a pale yellow varnish which dries quickly to a high gloss for use on oil and alkyd paintings. It is the traditional high-gloss varnish.

 

Wax Varnish (Winsor & Newton)

This varnish offers the lowest, most matt finish and remains readily removable. It is a white paste, which is rubbed onto a painting to achieve a soft sheen finish. When dry the surface may be polished with a soft brush or cloth.

 

Artisan Matt Varnish (Winsor & Newton)

Artisan Matt Varnish is a water based varnish which does not contain any hazardous solvents. The varnish provides finished paintings protection form dirt and grease and when dirty itself, can be removed with Artisan Varnish Remover.

 

Artisan Gloss Varnish (Winsor & Newton)

Artisan Gloss Varnish is a water based varnish which does not contain any hazardous solvents. The varnish provides finished paintings protection from dirt and grease and when dirty itself, can be removed with Artisan Varnish Remover.

 

Artisan Satin Varnish (Winsor & Newton)

Artisan Satin Varnish is a water based varnish which does not contain any hazardous solvents. The varnish provides finished paintings protection from dirt and grease and when dirty itself, can be removed with Artisan Varnish Remover.

 

Dammar Picture Varnish (Old Holland)

Dammar Picture Varnish gives a higher gloss than other gloss varnishes. It is made from pure dammar resin dissolved in white spirit. To be used approximately one year after the paint has dried.

 

Retouching Varnish (Daler Rowney)

This versatile varnish is used to bring back the original paint quality of dry or dull oil. Retouching Varnish is reduced with solvents and is much thinner than final top coat varnishes.

Dammar Retouching Varnish (Old Holland)

Suitable for bringing up lost elements, and for temporary protection. Retouch varnish is dry in several hours after application. To be used when the paint is fully dry.  Made on the basis of dammar resin and turpentine.

Mastic Varnish (Old Holland)

Mastic Varnish is a hard varnish, which often becomes slightly milky. It gives a high gloss finish that yellows slightly later than other varnishes. Made from pure mastic resin dissolved in white spirit.

Picture Varnish Glossy (Old Holland)

Pliable glossy varnish which does not yellow over time. Made from ketone resin dissolved in white spirit.

Picture Varnish Matt (Old Holland)

Pliable matt varnish which does not yellow, over time. Made from ketone resin dissolved in white spirit, with the addition of beeswax to obtain the matt characteristic.

Retouching Varnish (Old Holland)

Suitable for bringing up lost elements, and for temporary protection
For use when the paint is dry. Does not yellow. Made on the basis of ketone resin dissolved in white spirit.

Dammar Varnish (Daler Rowney)

A removable picture varnish. When applied thinly will give a low gloss. Dammar dries hard and clear within a few hours. Removable with Turpentine or White Spirit.

Other areas of interest:

Oil Brushes
Oil Solvents

Hints, Tips & Techniques for Oil – Varnishes

http://www.winsornewton.com/resource-centre/hints-tips-and-techniques/oil-colour/varnishes/

Brand web-sites.

Winsor & Newton
http://www.winsornewton.com/

Old Holland
http://www.oldholland.com/pages/english/E-welkom-text.html

Daler Rowney
http://www.daler-rowney.com/

 

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