Langridge Satin Varnish

$14.40$253.28

Final varnish for the protection of oil and acrylic paintings. Unifies painting with an even optical reflection. Dries to satin finish.

Constituents:

Ketone Resin (Laropal K80), Artists White Spirit, Matting Silica.

Product Application:

A varnish is used to protect finished artwork

Fully removable without disturbing the oil paint film underneath.

Resistant to moisture and general pollutants.

Creates a complete film of even reflective quality.

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Description

Final varnish for the protection of oil and acrylic paintings.  Unifies painting with an even optical reflection. Dries to satin finish.

 

Constituents: 

Ketone Resin (Laropal K80), Artists White Spirit, Matting Silica.

 

Product Application:

A varnish is used to protect finished artwork

Fully removable without disturbing the oil paint film underneath.

Resistant to moisture and general pollutants.

Creates a complete film of even reflective quality.

Prevents dirt reaching the paint surface.

Easier to remove a dirty varnish and replace that than to remove dirt from the painting itself, potentially damaging the paint film.

Full drying generally takes between 3-6 months although it can take longer with extremely thick paint films (5mm or thicker). If needing a temporary protective varnish before full drying has taken place apply Retouch Varnish.

 

How to apply a varnish to a painting

Lay the painting flat, face up, on a table. Position it so you can see light reflected from its surface.

Pour some varnish solution into a clean cup. Load the varnish brush, then squeeze it against the inside of the container so that it holds a minimum of varnish.

A dripping brush is too full!

Begin application at one corner of the painting, brushing on the varnish in one direction across the whole painting.

Work quickly so that the surface receives as thin and even coating as possible.

Working quickly and deliberately, since the varnish will set quickly, proceed in a systematic way across the surface of the painting.

Check the work against the light from time to time to be sure all parts of the surface are receiving an equally thin coating.

After the entire painting has been varnished, allow it to sit for about 10 minutes before removing it from the table, then lean the painting against a wall, face in, to finish drying.

Dust in the air cannot settle on the surface of the painting leaning face in, but be careful not to stir up any dust on the floor in the vicinity of the painting.

Discard any working varnish left in the cup. Working varnish should be considered contaminated and should not be returned to the stock bottle.

 

Langridge Satin Varnish dries to a satin finish. However, if a painting has major differences in gloss/matte reflection Satin Varnish may not completely even these out.
Langridge Satin Varnish is made by dissolving Ketone resin in Artists White Spirit to make a liquid. Brush or spray applied over paintings, the solvent will evaporate, leaving a thin, even coat of the resin.

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Varnish Options

Langridge Satin Varnish 100ml, Langridge Satin Varnish 500ml, Langridge Satin Varnish 1 Litre, Langridge Satin Varnish 4 Litre