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Michaelshane
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.

asdo
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.

asdo
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.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Dec-2018/2024751-20170815_102159.jpg