• Liquitex High Gloss Varnish 118 ml

Liquitex High Gloss Varnish 118 ml

Seal your acrylic work with a transparent, high gloss acrylic layer which is breathable, permanent and protects against UV damage.

Use with:

  • Acrylic paints and mediums

Use on:

  • All acrylic-friendly surfaces


    • Lightfast and archival
    • Permanent
    • Non-yellowing
    • Flexible and non-cracking
    • Water-resistant when dry
    • Intermixable with all Liquitex materials

    What it does:

    • 100% acrylic polymer varnish adds a high gloss sheen, protects and resists dirt retention
    • Dries clear to a flexible, non-tacky, hard surface
    • Increases brightness and color saturation
    • Adjusts and unifies surface sheen
    • Improves surface durability - ideal when shipping or exhibiting
    • Protects colors from UV light damage
    • Resists discoloration - yellowing and fogging - caused by humidity, heat and UV
    • Depending on the substrate it allows surface moisture to pass through and breathe
    • Allows for easy cleaning without fear of damaging the acrylic paint film
    • Has excellent levelling properties - will not hold brush marks
    • Semi-opaque when wet, transparent when dry
    • Use on flexible or rigid supports
    • Designed for interior and exterior use

    How to use it:

    • As this is permanent, do a patch test first
    • Before varnishing ensure paint surface is fully dry (72 hours-two weeks depending on thickness)
    • Ensure your space is well ventilated and dirt and dust-free
    • Place the artwork flat on a surface - always varnish horizontally
    • Stir gently before use
    • Use long, even strokes, covering the surface top to bottom while moving from one side to the other - don't go over bits you have missed but leave to dry and then re-varnish area
    • While applying, look out for surface bubbles and even them out immediately
    • Apply up to three thin coats, allowing at least three hours dry time between coats

    How not to use it:

    • Do not shake or vigorously over-brush as this can result in surface bubbles and a foggy, hazy look when dry
    • Don't apply with a roller or sponge brush
    • Don't thin with water
    • Don't apply in one thick coat, but several thin coats, to avoid brush marks, drips and cloudiness
    • Don't go back over areas you have already done, as this can cause clouding
    • Don't attempt to remove once applied
    • Do not use with any non-acrylic media