Liquitex Spray Paint Varnish

- Water-based Technology 

 -Translucent when wet, clear when dry 

- Low Odor 

- Permanent and Durable 

- Resists discoloring (non-yellowing, non-fogging) due to humidity, heat and ultraviolet light.

- Can be used with Spray Paint, Heavy Body, Soft Body 

- Dry to a non-tacky, hard, flexible surface that is resistant to dirt retention 

- Hard, archival, non-yellowing and water resistant when dry 

- Protects acrylic color from harsh elements 

- For interior and exterior use 

Spray application

1. Use outdoors or in a well-ventilated area at temperatures greater than 5°C.

2. Ensure the artwork is fully dry before applying varnish. Shake can for one minute before use.

3. Hold can 8-10" from the surface. For best results spray artwork flat.

4. When finished spraying, turn can upside down and push spray button for 5 seconds to prevent clogging.

5. Allow at least 12 hours drying between coats of varnish.

Application

- Apply as a final varnish over dry acrylic paint.

- Varnish surface and environment must be clean, dry and dust free.

- Acrylic paintings must be completely dried and cured for 48-72 hours before varnishing. 

- Application may be done by brush or spray. Generally a sprayed application will be thinner, smoother and more even. Rolling or sponging application is not recommended. 

Caution: Acrylic paints and mediums become increasingly brittle in cold weather. Do not apply below 60 oF.

Brush and Paint Pad Application

1. Use a wide, soft hair brush or paint pad (vacuum the pad prior to use to remove lint). Size of area to be varnished will determine the size of the applicator. The smaller the surface area, the narrower the brush. Generally, a 1-4" flat brush is used.

2. Apply Liquitex varnish in 1-3 thin coats, rather than 1 thick coat. A thick coat will take longer to dry, may dry cloudy, may drip or sag during application and has a greater chance of showing brush strokes when dry.

3. Horizontal surface application is best with less chance of varnish running. After varnishing, the surface should be shielded with a protective "tent". This will prevent any dust or airborne particles from settling into varnish as it dries.

4. Apply Liquitex varnish in slightly overlapping pattern that covers entire artwork. Apply in horizontal and vertical brush strokes, so that entire area is evenly coated.

5. Do not rework areas you might miss as the brush could pick up partially dried varnish and cause clouding. If areas are missed, wait until the varnish is dry and apply another coat.

6. When applying Liquitex Matte Varnish or Satin Varnish, apply no more than 1-2 thin coats. A thick application may result in cloudiness when dry. If more than 2 coats are desired, first varnish with Gloss Varnish until desired thickness is achieved, then final varnish with matte or satin varnish.


 


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