Charvin Oil Paint Varnishes
Traditional and modern varnishes to protect your art!
Varnishing your finished oil paintings is a vital final step in the creative process! Varnishes protect your artwork from atmospheric acids, dust and decay, as well as unifying the overall sheen of the finished piece into a cohesive whole. All final varnishes should only be applied to paintings that are completely dry: in the case of oil paints, this means allowing at least 6 months to a year for the paint to oxidize before applying a varnish. The finest varnishes are also reversible, meaning they can be carefully removed with solvents for restoration purposes, without damaging the paint film below. The color makers at Charvin have taken the best qualities of both traditional and modern varnishes to create this line of superior finishes, all designed to enhance and protect your valuable artwork for years to come!
Dammar Varnish Gloss - Traditional, high-gloss, natural resin final varnish.
Dammar Varnish Matte (Satin) - Final varnish with a smooth satin-matte finish.
Gloss Painting Varnish - Non-yellowing, crystal clear synthetic resin glossy final varnish.
Matte Painting Varnish - Clear, non-yellowing, matte synthetic resin final varnish.
Satin Painting Varnish - Synthetic final varnish with smooth satin finish.
Retouching Varnish - Unifies sheen of oil paintings in progress; temporary protective coat.