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Gamblin Gamvar Matte Varnish

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Enhance and protect your oil paint masterpieces with this matte finish picture varnish!

Gamblin's Gamvar Matte Picture Varnish saturates the colors in your oil paintings and gives your work a unified, matte protective surface. Developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Gamvar Matte is practically odorless, goes on and remains water-clear and can be safely removed with Gamsol Mineral Spirits. This professional quality matte picture varnish reduces surface sheen and enhances the depth of color in your paintings.

Key Features:
  • Provides a matte protective surface
  • Deepens color values of your paintings
  • Applies water clear and is practically odorless
  • Easily and safely removed with Gamsol Mineral Spirits
  • Terrific for both oil and acrylic paintings
  • Saturates color and adds depth of color
  • Protects your painting
  • Unifies surface quality
  • Odorless and easily removable
  • Dries in 24 hours
  • No need to wait 6 months to varnish
Perfect For:
  • Protecting oil paintings
  • Portrait and fine artists
  • Unifying uneven surfaces of paintings
  • Boosting color saturation
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Gamblin Gamvar Matte Varnish

Enhance and protect your oil paint masterpieces with this matte finish picture varnish!

Gamblin's Gamvar Matte Picture Varnish saturates the colors in your oil paintings and gives your work a unified, matte protective surface. Developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Gamvar Matte is practically odorless, goes on and remains water-clear and can be safely removed with Gamsol Mineral Spirits. This professional quality matte picture varnish reduces surface sheen and enhances the depth of color in your paintings.

Key Features:
  • Provides a matte protective surface
  • Deepens color values of your paintings
  • Applies water clear and is practically odorless
  • Easily and safely removed with Gamsol Mineral Spirits
  • Terrific for both oil and acrylic paintings
  • Saturates color and adds depth of color
  • Protects your painting
  • Unifies surface quality
  • Odorless and easily removable
  • Dries in 24 hours
  • No need to wait 6 months to varnish
Perfect For:
  • Protecting oil paintings
  • Portrait and fine artists
  • Unifying uneven surfaces of paintings
  • Boosting color saturation
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Ive had very poor results with this product- dries streaky on painting. Very noticeable. Another artist told me same thing happened to her! Are they attempting to improve this product?

Asked by: spakes
It sounds like there may be an issue with the way the varnish was applied to the painting. Some combinations of oil paint and mediums create a “closed” surface resulting in Gamvar beading up. Also, beading up may indicate that too much varnish is being applied at once. Try to cover as much of the painting with as little varnish as possible. A vigorous scrubbing motion when applying Gamvar will help prevent it from beading up. Reduce the amount of Gamvar that is being applied to the painting. Blotting extra varnish off the brush onto a paper towel before applying is an excellent way to achieve this. Dilute the varnish with 10-20% Gamsol. Brush the varnish vigorously as it dries. Gamvar will begin to tack up in about 15 minutes. Continuing to brush after it begins to tack up may help it to adhere, but it will also reduce its level of gloss the longer you continue to brush it. Uneven varnish coatings are generally due to varying rates of absorbency in the paint layers. The varnish lies on top of less absorbent areas and sinks down into more absorbent areas. We recommend a process called “oiling out” prior to using Gamvar. Oiling-out reduces the absorbency of dull paint layers, unifies the painting’s appearance and allows Gamvar to cover more evenly. If your painting already has varnish on it, remove the varnish layer prior to “oiling out.”
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Date published: 2017-10-16
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