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Varnishes

There are varnishes for every application and we are here to advise if you have questions. Artist varnishes based on a solvent or mineral spirit are hardwearing and can be used over acrylic paints or oil paints. Acrylic varnishes are suitable for acrylic colour only. Nowadays both solvent and acrylic varnishes are often available in either gloss, satin or matt finishes and either in liquid form or easy to use spray aerosols.

Varnishing your artwork can help to protect it from dust and dirt and gives a painting a that finishing touch instead of housing the work behind glass. There are varnishes can be removed at a much later point, taking the dirt with it, and a new layer can be reapplied which keeps the painting looking as good new. It also means that paintings can be cleaned more easily and it unifies the artworks surface if this is desired.

We have a large selection of artist varnishes to suit your creative requirements from a range of popular brands including Atelier, Golden, Schmincke, Spectrum and more. Need more help, hints or tips for varnishing paintings then take a look at our guide for some handy advice.

Artists Retouching Varnish 250ml Artists Retouching Varnish 250ml
£17.40
£16.45
Out of stock
Winsor & Newton Retouching Varnish 250ml This UV gloss varnish which is non-yellowing gives temporary protection to recently completed oil paintings. Quick drying Ensure your oil painting is touch dry
Artists Retouching Varnish 75ml Artists Retouching Varnish 75ml
£9.20
£8.70
Out of stock
Retouching Varnish from Winsor & Newton Gloss varnish which is non-yellowing.  This varnish gives temporary protection to recently completely oil paintings. 75ml
Cobra Painting Varnishes - Gloss 400ml Cobra Painting Varnishes - Gloss 400ml
£19.95
£11.99
5 in stock
Cobra varnishes are all CFC free Cobra Varnish - offers protection against ageing of the paint, dust and the like - gives the painting an even sheen - adheres well to the underlying paint layer - does not turn yellow - does not crack - can be easily removed if necessary (also after many years) Cobra Spray Varnishes, with the exception of the Gloss varnish, are based on synthetic resin, odourless w…
Cobra Painting Varnishes - Matt 400ml Cobra Painting Varnishes - Matt 400ml
£19.95
£11.99
2 in stock
Cobra varnishes are all CFC free Cobra Varnish - offers protection against ageing of the paint, dust and the like - gives the painting an even sheen - adheres well to the underlying paint layer - does not turn yellow - does not crack - can be easily removed if necessary (also after many years) Cobra Spray Varnishes, with the exception of the Gloss varnish, are based on synthetic resin, odourless w…
Cobra Painting Varnishes - Satin 400ml Cobra Painting Varnishes - Satin 400ml
£19.95
£11.99
5 in stock
Cobra varnishes are all CFC free Cobra Varnish - offers protection against ageing of the paint, dust and the like - gives the painting an even sheen - adheres well to the underlying paint layer - does not turn yellow - does not crack - can be easily removed if necessary (also after many years) Cobra Spray Varnishes, with the exception of the Gloss varnish, are based on synthetic resin, odourless w…
Cranfield Gloss Acrylic Varnish Soluble Cranfield Gloss Acrylic Varnish Soluble
£18.30
Available to order
Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Varnish Gloss PLEASE ALLOW 14 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving regularly. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us with our next scheduled delivery. Should there be a stock issue at times of high demand a member…
Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Brush Mark Varnish Gel Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Brush Mark Varnish Gel
£12.54 - £114.90
4 in stock
Cranfield Spectrum Acrylic Brushmark Gel Varnish PLEASE ALLOW 14 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving regularly. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us with our next scheduled delivery. Should there be a stock issue at times of high demand a…
Cranfield Spectrum Damar Varnish - Low Gloss Varnish : Oil & Acrylic Cranfield Spectrum Damar Varnish - Low Gloss Varnish : Oil & Acrylic
£28.08
3 in stock
Damar Varnish from Cranfield Colours is for use on oil or acrylic paintings. Low Gloss. This varnish is based on gum Damar resin in turpentine, and will give your work a low gloss. It dries to a hard film with lower bloom than mastic varnish. For best results, build up several thin layers and allow sufficient drying time between each. Damar Varnish is removable with turpentine or white spirit. 250…
Cranfield Spectrum Exterior Acrylic Varnish - 1 Litre Cranfield Spectrum Exterior Acrylic Varnish - 1 Litre
£49.50
4 in stock
Exterior Varnish: Canfield Spectrum Exterior Acrylic Varnish For Mural Paintings 1 Litre PLEASE ALLOW 14 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving regularly. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us with our next scheduled delivery. Should there be…
Cranfield Spectrum Matt  Acrylic Varnish Soluble Cranfield Spectrum Matt Acrylic Varnish Soluble
£17.64
3 in stock
Cranfield Spectrum Matt Varnish. PLEASE ALLOW 14 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving regularly. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us with our next scheduled delivery. Should there be a stock issue at times of high demand a member of Pegas…
Daler Rowney Watercolour Medium - Paper Varnish 75ml Daler Rowney Watercolour Medium - Paper Varnish 75ml new in
£8.50
£8.12
2 in stock
Daler Rowney Watercolour Medium - Paper Varnish 75ml This clear varnish is ideal for prints, maps, decoupage and other papercrafts. The intensity of the gloss depends on the type of paper, the more absorbent the paper the lower the gloss finish. This product is sent by courier rather than Royal Mail.
Daler-Rowney Colourless Fixative with Anti UV Protection Aerosol - Pastel Fixative Spray Daler-Rowney Colourless Fixative with Anti UV Protection Aerosol - Pastel Fixative Spray
£9.20
£8.75
Out of stock
Colourless Fixative Spray with Anti UV Protection (was called Perfix) Recommended for pastels, chalks, charcoals and pencils The fixative for pastels, crayon and charcoal Lay your drawing flat and holding the can about 12 away, spray back and forth across the drawing ensuring even coverage over the surface. Daler Rowney Fixative Available in two sizes 150ml and 400ml
Dammar Retouching Varnish 60ml Rectify Dull Oil Paint Areas Dammar Retouching Varnish 60ml Rectify Dull Oil Paint Areas
£8.20
£7.20
2 in stock
Retouching Varnish - Roberson Dammar Retouching Varnish 60ml This useful varnish rectifies dull areas caused by sinking of oil paint.  It also helps adhesion of the succeeding layer of oil colour. Composition: Damar resin & white spirit Use white spirit for cleanig brushes
Dammar Varnish 5lb Cut - High Gloss Varnish Dammar Varnish 5lb Cut - High Gloss Varnish
£7.90 - £33.50
6 in stock
Dammar Varnish 5lb Cut Gum Damar/Turpentine varnish which dries hard and clear to a high gloss finish.  Thin this varnish with turps to use as a varnish or use neat and combine with other ingredients as part of an oil painting medium.  This Dammar Varnish 5lb Cut varnish is less prone to blooming than mastic varnish. Removable with white spirit or turpentine. Always allow 6 months for an oil paint…
Deco Gold Spray 150ml Ornamental Laquer Spray Deco Gold Spray 150ml Ornamental Laquer Spray
£4.95
Out of stock
Deco Gold Spray -  150ml Ornamental Laquer Spray Ideal for use on handicrafts (eg cones, cardboard etc), Christmas decorations and flower arrangements. A dry and shiny effect should appear after 30 to 40 minutes. Do not spray this gold on windows, mirrors, plastics and printed or lacquered surfaces NB: This product will be sent via courier not Royal Mail
Deco Silver Spray 150ml Ornamental Laquer Spray Deco Silver Spray 150ml Ornamental Laquer Spray
£4.95
10 in stock
Deco Silver Spray 150ml Ornamental Laquer Spray Ideal for use on handicrafts (eg cones, cardboard etc), Christmas decorations and flower arrangements. A dry and shiny effect should appear after 30 to 40 minutes. Do not spray this silver on windows, mirrors, plastics and printed or lacquered surfaces NB: This product will be sent via courier not Royal Mail

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