MM29 Final Varnish Satin Finish produces a hard, non-yellowing, protective coating with a subdued sheen formulated to match the sheen of Matisse paint films. It is nearly invisible.
Strippable, the varnish re-dissolves in mineral turpentine which has no effect on Matisse acrylic paints; thus a painting may be completely cleaned and re-surfaced without affecting the paint. Ideal for use in restoration (may be used on oil paintings). Also called Retouch Varnish.
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
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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.
(For more info, see further techniques and instructions on our dedicated Varnishing Techniques page.)
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