View Full Version : Need Help for an effect

09-08-2001, 05:40 AM
Ok i'm reaching the end of my painting. i've put in a brain numbing 250 something hours into three 4x2 foot paintings (triptych). i've probably got another fifteen hours to tweak it into it's absolute finished state but i'm wanting to know how to get rid of the drab surface that acrylic paint tends to make. can anyone recommend something to give it more of the shine that oil paintings have? (i can't wait to be done with this painting!)

09-08-2001, 09:42 AM
How about a nice layer of <A HREF=http://www.goldenpaints.com/varnish.htm>varnish</A>? :)


09-08-2001, 03:25 PM
You need to apply acrylic medium over it. Several coats may be required.

You need to decide if your going to use gloss or flat....or you can mix the two and get a sheen half way in between.