Oil Painting Varnishes

Lavender Damar Varnish Chelsea Classical Studios

Lavender Damar Varnish can be used as a final varnish, diluted with Lavender Spike Oil Essence to make a retouch varnish, or mixed with into mediums to make them glossier and dry faster.

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Lavender Retouch Varnish Chelsea Classical Studios

Lavender Retouch Varnish can be used as a retouch varnish, or mixed with into mediums to make them glossier and dry faster.

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Gamvar Picture Varnish Gamblin

Gamvar Picture Varnish saturates and gives greater depth to the colors in your painting and gives your work a unified and protective matte, gloss or satin surface. Developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Gamvar goes on water-clear, stays water-clear and can be easily and safely removed with Gamsol. It is virtually odorless and ready to apply. It can be applied when the thickest areas of your painting are thoroughly dry and firm to the touch.

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Natural Varnish Natural Earth Paint

The world's only 100% non-toxic and natural varnish, made with plant-based, archival ingredients using time-tested recipes from the Renaissance.

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Damar Crystals Williamsburg

Damar crystals can be dissolved in turpentine to make damar varnish. The crystals must be soaked in pure gum turpentine to produce traditional damar varnish, used on finished paintings as a transparent, removable high-gloss protective coating. Also useful as an ingredient in medium recipes.

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Artists' Picture Cleaner Winsor & Newton

Dissolves linseed oil oxidation products to clean soiled oil paintings.

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Artists' Retouching Varnish Winsor & Newton

Provides temporary protection for recently completed oil or alkyd paintings. Dries to a non-yellowing, glossy film.

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Dammar Varnish Winsor & Newton

This pale yellow flammable varnish dries quickly to a high gloss. Use it on oil and alkyd paintings, prints, maps and drawings. It will tend to darken with age.

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Artists' Clear Picture Varnish Daler-Rowney Special Order Only

A removable picture varnish for a clear, even gloss finish. It will not yellow or bloom. When applied lightly by aerosol it makes an excellent retouching varnish. May be used on both oil and acrylic painting.

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Retouching Varnish Daler-Rowney Special Order Only

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

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Damar Varnish Eco-House Special Order Only

This varnish provides a semi-gloss protective finish coat. It can be used as a final picture varnish over well-dried oil paintings (after 6-12 months) or as an ingredient of a medium formula. It is made of high-quality damar resin from Indonesia and Eco-House Extra Mild Citrus Thinner in an approximate one to one ratio with a small amount of linseed stand oil for added elasticity of the varnish coat. Dry to touch within 12 to 24 hrs.

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Damar Varnish Grumbacher Special Order Only

A final varnish that dries quickly to a high gloss and remains soluble in turpentine or mineral spirits.

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Oil Painting Restorer Grumbacher Special Order Only

Professional restorer's compound for refreshing old oil paintings after cleaning. In 2 oz. bottles.

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Picture Varnish Grumbacher Special Order Only

A crystal clear final varnish for oil paintings with low gloss that enriches color. In 2.5 oz. bottles.

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Retouch Varnish Grumbacher Special Order Only

This intermediate varnish protects unfinished oil paints and restores gloss to older works. Often used to protect paints until sufficiently dry for final varnishing. Also helpful for brightening sunken areas. In 2.5 oz. bottles.

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Transparent Matte Varnish Grumbacher Special Order Only

This non-gloss protective varnish leaves a uniform matte surface that dries clear and transparent. In 2 oz. bottles.

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Picture Varnish Holbein Special Order Only

Apply this glossing oil to your painting about six months after its completion to reproduce natural luster and to protect the painting surface. To apply, brush Picture Varnish very thinly and lightly on your painting after it is completely dry. In a 55ml bottle.

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Damar Varnish Jack Richeson & Co. Special Order Only

Damar Varnish is considered to be the best of the natural picture varnishes. It increases the brilliance of colors and provides a moderately high gloss. Damar Varnish protects oil and alkyd paintings by preventing dust and airborne contaminants from adhering. It also responds readily to ordinary solvents used in painting restoration.

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Soluvar Varnish Liquitex Special Order Only

Designed for use with acrylics, oils, casein or tempera Soluvar is a durable, non-tacky, colorless and non-yellowing gloss finish. It is removable with the use of mild solvents. Available as a liquid or spray.

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Artisan Water Mixable Varnishes Winsor & Newton Special Order Only

These water-based varnishes provide finished paintings with protection from dirt and grease, and can be used to unify the sheen of the painting. They can be removed with varnish remover when dirty or to restore and maintain paintings.

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Artists' Gloss Varnish Winsor & Newton Special Order Only

This is a quick drying, non-yellowing varnish that will not bloom or crack. Do not use until painting is completely dry, approximately six to 12 months. Do not use as a medium.

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Artists' Matt Varnish Winsor & Newton Special Order Only

This UV-resistant matt varnish is removable with white spirit or distilled turpentine. It is quick drying, non-yellowing and does not bloom or crack. It is not to be used as a medium or as a varnish until a painting is completely dry, in approximately 6-12 months. Shake well before use.

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Artists' Satin Varnish Winsor & Newton Special Order Only

This UV-resistant satin varnish is removable with white spirit or distilled turpentine. It is quick-drying, non-yellowing and does not bloom or crack. It is not to be used as a medium or as a varnish until a painting is completely dry, in approximately 6-12 months. Shake well before use.

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Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil Winsor & Newton Special Order Only

This slightly yellow oil is extracted without the use of heat and dries slightly quicker than refined linseed oil. It improves flow and increases gloss and transparency. It is ideal for grinding pigments.

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