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Complicated Artist
10-26-2004, 02:35 AM
I have finished this painting, but wonder if I need to put a layer of some hardening medium to preserve it? Or are acrylic canvases left as is? I'm not really sure how to ask this question.

But I do know that I don't want a shiny look to the finsihed product.

Complicated Artist

Marty C
10-26-2004, 02:48 AM
You will need a satin or matt varnish. Do a search on varnish and you will get lots of threads with much useful information. Also visit a manufacturer's website for descriptions of the various types of varnish and the recommended method of application. Golden (http://www.goldenpaints.com/search/search.php?path=&refine=1&template_demo=&result_page=search.php&query_string=varnish&search=Search&limite=10&option=start&site=1%2C) , Liquitex (http://www.liquitex.com/SearchReturn.cfm) .

timelady
10-26-2004, 06:24 AM
Yup, varnish. Einion's posts in the past have convinced me to start varnishing my paintings. I also don't like gloss or shine (one of the things I like best about so many acrylic colours) so I use Golden's spray matte varnish.

Tina.