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Tori Head
10-24-2006, 06:04 PM
Hi...
I painted a portrait in acrylics when I usually use oil. I want to ad a varnish to it but don't know what is allowed. Can I use a dammar or other oil-appropriate varnish or will it hurt the acrylics?
Thanks for any feedback!
Tori

Jon
10-24-2006, 07:15 PM
Perhaps these links will answer your question:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=370965&highlight=varnish
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=375657&highlight=varnish

If not, I am sure another member will come along with some words of advice for you.
Good luck!

dbclemons
10-25-2006, 11:42 AM
This is a popular question lately. From Golden:
http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicaldata/varnapp1.php

Liquitex:
http://www.liquitex.com/educational/VarnishingLiquitex.pdf

There are varnishes that will work with both oils and arcylics, such as Golden's MSA, but damar varnishes are not intended for acrylics, mainly as they would be reversible by using solvents that would damage the paint.