Originally Posted by Thaddeus83
I use a golden removeable gloss polymer varnish. Wont removing it take some of the paint off?
It is made to be removable from an acrylic painting. The paint should not come off if you use a soft cloth and let the mild ammonia cleaner saturate the varnish before you start to rub it off. I have even used Windex with Ammonia to successfully remove that varnish. Read the instructions, test it in a small area first or test it on a completely different test piece if you are worried about it.
If your painting still looks good, there really isn't a need to remove the varnish, unless you want to paint some more on top of the original painting.
I am assuming your painting is on some kind of sealed surface like a gesso covered canvas or panel. If it is on paper or cardboard, particularly if any of the support is exposed, you may run into problems