Asked by: Ngan Puigoriolhobbies and interests painting
What does gloss varnish do?
Last Updated: 7th March, 2020
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In respect to this, should you varnish an acrylic painting?
It is essential that you varnish your completed acrylic paintings. The varnish will protect the painting from dust, UV rays and yellowing. I usually stick with gloss varnish because I love the look of a glossy finish, but you may have your own preference.
Also Know, what's the difference between gloss and varnish? There are more factors to consider however; The main difference between gloss varnish and matte varnish is layer absorbency. What this means is that a gloss vanish is not absorbed by the media (eg: acrylic paints on the miniature) and creates a smooth surface coat when applied properly.
can you put gloss varnish over matte varnish?
If you spray a gloss coat and then cover it up with a matte varnish you will be able to see shiny spots develop if the matte varnish starts to wear off. If this happens you could wash the model and apply another coat of matte varnish.
Can you seal acrylic paint with nail polish?
Yes,you can mix various colors of nail polish to create a custom color, and you can mix water based acrylic paints for that custom color and then apply it on top of a nail polish base coat and top it with a good top coat to seal it in.