Re: Eeeeek!! Varnish Question for commissioned painting!
I've never varnished an acrylic because I've only painted one and it was more like and experience, so I don't know how long should one wait before applying a varnish. Are you using Liquitex's Soluvar ?
However it seems that you didn't wait long enough; long enough means to wait enough time to be able to remove the varnish without damaging the paint (6 to 12 months for oils).
As for noticeable brushmarks - noticeable because there will always be brushmarks - maybe you should use another kind of brush?
I use a wide and thin brush with light hair (it's made in Germany and it's says "reine borsten" in its ferrule). It's a non expensive brush that has revealed itself quite good and durable.
When I apply the varnish, I dip the brush and apply it in one way, then I dip again and apply in the other way (not on the same area, buit going down).
The canvas is laid down and light must be good so that I don't miss a spot.
Eventually I may pass the brush without any varnish at the end, but this may bring up brushmarks.
When a painting is dry as it should and things go bad with varnishing, the solution is to remove the varnish using either turps or mineral spirits (follow label instructions). I don't know if you can do this with yours though.
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