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02-11-2019, 07:10 PM
I have some oil paintings - never varnished - that have been in storage for a decade. Some of the paint application is lean (reticulation cracking only), while some others are impasto (medium level cracking). Will the varnish worsen the cracks by seeping under the surface? thanks for any advice based on experience or knowledge! David