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12-22-2018, 09:06 PM
What causes my Gamvar varnish to crawl and not cover some areas of my paintings?I brush it on.

12-22-2018, 10:48 PM
I've had that happen using traditional damar varnish as well as Gamvar. I believe it may be caused by a paint surface that's too oily. I've started to lightly wipe down the surfaces of my paintings with OMS prior to varnishing and that seems to have fixed the problem.

12-23-2018, 01:56 AM
This is the painting I was referring to, before I stripped the orange peeled damar varnish and re-applied with Gamvar.