can you varnish over white paint

can you varnish over white paint

Thank you so much Will for sharing this info! I like that colours are so bright after varnishing, but I noticed sometimes there are some ugly streaks. Any suggestions? Hi Ed, pleased you’ve been enjoying the site. ‘It’s still wet,’ I warned. Good one David, really pleased you found it helpful. Even if you want to finish with a Matte surface, apply the gloss isolation coat. Use a spackling knife to press either spackling compound or wood putty into any imperfections you wish to paint over, then allow the product to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions. The best paint to use is a water-based acrylic one. Hi Anna, nice to hear from you, I haven’t personally used the Winsor & Newton gloss gel as an isolation coat so wouldn’t be able to say for sure if it would work in the same manner in terms of consistency and dilution with water. Will. With this information, you should be able to efficiently determine if you can make a productive DIY job out of staining a painted wood or concrete surface in your home. Although many express that you can paint over existing finishes I feel that the paint will be uneven. Nicole, You’re welcome Nicole, hope it helps. A polymer based varnish would dry pretty quickly, but wouldn’t be as hard as a MSA varnish. The Matting agent used to create Matte varnish is usually white. I varnished it last-minute for an exhibition in London, using the only varnish I had in my studio at the time – Atelier Satin Medium & Varnish – which seemed to go on OK and looked OK. Im working very large scale watercolors 6-7 ft across on canvas. Have you ever used Dorlands wax medium as a final varnish? Test the process to identify the amount of time to wait for drying or which mediums can be more problematic than others. Fix Damaged Wood First The barrier coat physically separates the acrylic painting from the Liquitex Soluvar Varnish and seals the surface. It’s worth noting there are many Acrylic permanent ‘non-removable’ varnishes on the market. I use acrylic painting for mental therapy. waterproof. It looks great and is water proof. As mentioned above a matte varnish contains a matting agent which is usually white, so even though it dries clear, its still not 100% transparent. Have a great Holiday season. Allow to dry for 3 days. Gamblin varnish is a modern oil varnish that you can paint onto an oil painting when it is touch dry (yes touch dry whoo hoo!) To add varnish to a painting, use a brush to apply a very thin, even coat on top of the dry paint. Thanks! Does it eventually all level out? Thank you again for such valuable guidance. It looks less dense and more transparent than the Golden soft gel, does it still need to be mixed with water? That being said, stain can be applied to a wood deck that previously had paint upon it. Does sealing/varnishing affect the price of the painting? Before you add a few polyurethane layers over dried paint, you’ll need make a few preparations before you can get started. A glossy finish will need to be scuffed up. Im curious also about trying wax varnish – I know this would give it a whole other effect, but im curious if that affect could be beautiful vs. what I find with spraying taking away from the beauty. As we explain in the post linked below, if you want the paint to not scratch off with a fingernail, stained/varnish trim needs to be prepared properly. Now please help me. For a spray application, Soft Gel Gloss will be too viscous to go cleanly through the  airbrush, if you want to spray use a mix of: Apply multiple thin layers depending on the absorbency of the surface you’re spraying. Hi Will, hats off to you for your patience to answer all these questions. You can use one coat to seal the wood. So I’m sort of tempted to go look for the full wet glossy effect again. Hi Tomoko, personally I would go for the Solvent based Brush option. Paint is a quick, easy and affordable way to transform floorboards – particularly when compared to carpet or the cost of replacing with brand-new hard wood. Some homeowners actually prefer this altered appearance because it partially resembled the effects of aged wood. When I went to Art store, I felt more confused then ever. Hi Laura, your existing paintings will be absolutely fine in terms of protection, you would just have to be more careful when replacing the varnish not to damage the surface of the painting. I tried with acrilic varnishes, Liquitex, Mod Podge, Delta but the same result. So, for example, in a recipe that requires 150ml of isolation coat, 100ml would be soft gel gloss and 50ml would be water, this would be 2 parts soft gel gloss to 1 part water or 2:1. Also, the place where I buy my paints from only sells permanent varnish, ‘Liquitex’ Professional, gloss medium and varnish. If you are working with an outdoor surface, this may even require power washing to remove ground in dirt and debris. 11 Best Right-Angle Drills to Get in 2021, How to Refinish Hardwood Floors Without Sanding, 10 Best Core Drilling Machines and Bits to Get in 2021. Once I get this painting safely out the door and on its way to the show to, irony, raise money for art education I plan on really looking over your site. Linda, Hi Linda, pleased the extra coat worked well to even the sheen, hope the painting sale goes well. Lois. Hope this helps, The watersoluble nature of the paint makes, thanks Will. I know I should but a varnish on my completed paintings, but some of them, a lot of them have different sheens within the painting…by design. Love your art, love your school and love your vids on Art Tutor…where I really discovered painting with acrylics (my favourite medium). You can paint over epoxy resin to match the colour of the rest of the object it is applied to. I have been wondering about glazing as I like the appearance. Oh thanks so much, is it too late to do that isolation coat and go over it again with varnish? Can I use it straight or mix 3:1 with water? i think you are thinking of wood stain. I was thinking about varnishing because I have some very visible brush strokes and what not that I want to even out. Hi Will, great article as normal, I use atelier interactive acrylics (cant get golden) I obtained a Matisse clear sealer mm12 artists acrylic medium, it says for a light varnish where minimum protection is needed, , would this be okey for a isolation coat? Varnish can be used to protect, preserve, and enhance paint. I bought acrylic liquid glazing gloss and Golden soft gel Gloss, thinking that that is what I needed to complete my varnish. You can make a small test piece and really exaggerate the peaks and valleys, then judge how many applications gives you the result you like aesthetically. Great information Will! It’s best to try a few test pieces with the different finishes first to see which look you prefer. Will. I painted with oil but used golden extra heavy gel to enhance…used it all over. Tazer , 9 Aug 2010, in forum: Decorating and Painting. If this is a vaulted ceiling, you could keep the wood ceiling & paint the walls. At the same time, this guide will outline occasions when applying stain over paint isn’t worth the effort. So frustrating! try acrylic gloss it will last twice as long but you may need 2 coats depending on the surface to cover. I’m here because I was looking for troubleshooting after the fact. Absolute Beginners Water-Mixable Oils Course, Studio Notes // 003: Art, Fear & Paint Stories, In the second lesson, we approach the painting wit, I’ve just posted two new free videos to the Will, Thanks for all your support, enthusiasm and fab cr, How to Apply a Coloured Ground with Acrylic Paint (video). Gracias. It is now a streaky disaster. Since it’s so textured, this is not really an option for me because I wouldn’t have the patience to do it! Thank you all in advance, look fwd. I understand the differences, I just don’t understand why they make and sell permanent varnish. It’s worth taking into consideration bright lights within the hanging space as these can often cause a glare on a too glossy finish. While you can stain over paint, realize that you are creating a unique look, not an authentic stained wood-grain look. I used liquitex gloss varnish and after that cured 2 coats of liquitex matte varnish. I paint in acrylics and don’t varnish them, but am wondering if I should for protective reasons. Apply Liquitex varnish in 1-3 thin coats, rather than 1 thick coat. Still sort of lucky but stuck with a question I don’t know the answer to. Once the paint is removed, its chips should be cleaned up and any paint removed used should be cleaned away. This matte finish that can often appear in acrylics is exactly the same as areas of an oil painting that have ‘sunk in’. I painted an agrylic painting about 2 years ago (not varnished). I have some Winsor and Newton Gloss Gel. Thank you for all of the information on your website. Doing this will require you to remove all of the old paint by hand, which can often be accomplished with a strong power washer. Haven’t quite hit the heirloom stage, Will, but find this very useful to assimilate. ... Dip a brush or roller into the paint mixture. Hi Tara, ahh the elusive varnishing decision! Can be confusing this question, is it Oil base or waterbase varnish you are wanting to cover, also is it a clear or coloured finish. The only issue was it went grey over time. They didn’t like the visual effect or the ostentatious feel of a highly glossed surface. All you need to do is rub it on liberally and then wipe the surface to seal it. Different mediums and gels also have different finishes and on top of that, acrylic paint changes in sheen depending on how much water is added to the paint. Thanks in advance! You can use latex or oil-based paint. When applying varnish to your kitchen cabinets, add a pair of thin coats rather than a single, saturating, heavy coat. This is often why dark dramatic paintings have a final glossy picture varnish applied. Do you recommend Gloss or Satin varnish? You can get specific gold leaf varnishes which are usually shellac based, but I haven’t personally tested what the adhesion of the acrylics to the shellac on top is like. I create mixed media works on paper with acrylic inks, copic markers, and pens and I’m very hesitant to varnish my pieces. If you’re into carved signs like me, then using stain over paint is a beautiful way to bring out engraved details. Hi Will, thank you for this informative article. Any thoughts on whether to apply, and if so how to apply, the varnish? The first brush that I used wasn’t big enough and left a lot of gaps in coverage. Most of the time I would then mix a bespoke solvent based varnish by adding matte varnish to a gloss varnish. I used an acrylic spray varnish, so would the new acrylic paint stick to it? I am an amateur who dabbles in a lot of different things. The safest way to cover all bases to see which image you prefer is to set up your camera on a tripod and then photograph at each stage. Happy Christmas and wishing you continued success in 2014. :-). Will, Hi, Will ~ I’m still following your work after years of inspiration. . Now i paint acrylic on wood, gray scale white to black with a lot of texture brush marks and hard edges, glazing and transparencies due to regular matte gel. You can read a comparison article here Cheers, Will, Do you had any advice on removing minor surface damage/rubbing to dried varnish? I have always used Grumbacher spray finishes on my acrylic paintings. Also, you might find coldwaxpainting.com helpful. All your articles really help a lot! Just found your site again, after working on an acrylic painting that I am getting ready to glaze some oils over. On light coloured paintings it isn’t noticeable, but on dark paintings, it can give the surface a cloudy or frosty look, therefore the colours don’t necessarily shine through it and blacks, in particular, will always lighten in appearance with a matte varnish. Try both on a small painting and see which you prefer. One painting not has dry bubbles on its surface, many equidistant to each other. I was going to use bubble wrap as part of the gift wrap! I’m not painting any abstracts or portraits, just a hobby painting silhouettes, the occasional flower.. Although we are going to be looking at acrylic varnishing techniques, the anxiety over how to varnish, or what to varnish with stems back to Fresco paintings. Thanks. Painting over old varnish with Chalk Paint. thank you :), Hi Pauline, it’s a good question, as the nature of varnish is to be a removal layer that can be reapplied having a permanent version seems counterproductive to the cause. It’s important to note that your paint should be fully cured before you apply a layer of polyurethane. For some DIYers, this procedure may be worth the effort. So my problems are dealing with uneven shine and/or using thee wrong medium? Bear in mind that exterior oil-based or marine spar varnishes have a tendency to yellow over time and will change the paint color. Total production of paintings is super low (hobbyist) and just been lucky with varnishing up until now I guess. I didn’t varnish mine because it was still wet, but he thought I was being economical! In addition, varnishes on works created using Gouache, water colour and drawing cannot be removed. Hi Ang, so sorry, it was autocorrected! Will. A Varnish – depending on your aesthetic choices either a Polymer varnish or Mineral Varnish as discussed in the article. As a removable varnish an isolation coat can help with varnish application and removing/replacing the varnish layer in the future, this is from the Liquitex website: ‘Apply 1-2 coats of Liquitex Gloss Varnish as an isolation barrier. Hi Jo, yes you could do that, it would be similar effect to using a non-removable water-based polymer varnish. Epoxy resin will hold its durability for a long time. You can add a slow drying medium to the acrylics although this will change the handling properties. I know of some artist that build up 15-20 layers of spray varnish to produce a glass-like finish. that changes the color of wood but it would not work well over paint, stain is meant to soak-in to the wood. Hi Jim, as mentioned above, natural varnishes (such as Dammar) yellow over time. Make sure the bubbles are facing outwards (so it is flat onto the canvas surface). If it is applied to a painted surface, this process cannot take place. I’d try a few tests first to try and match the correct sheen to the look you’re after. I have the Golden Isolation Coat, and I want to use a matt or maybe semi-gloss varnish. Cheers, Will. That being the case, it’s critical that you remove as much of any existing finish—be it paint, stain, or varnish—as possible. The ‘part’ is larger or smaller depending on the size of the painting, but the ratio stays the same. It’s a bit like adding a non-removable water based permanent varnish. Nice to hear from you and pleased the varnishing article was good timing for your landscape paintings. How to Paint Over Varnish. I’m going to be using a spray varnish and the canvas hasn’t been stretched yet and i’m sending the painting rolled up. Pissaro and Monet preferred the unvarnished look and many Impressionists would aim to work on a more absorbent gesso ground. So, you are probably wondering why I just don’t spray a varnish and the answer is that a 40×30″ painting results in the spray spitting varnish. Painting drying time Isolation can be applied after 24 hours drying with standard acrylics. This is so comprehensive, and I learned a huge amount as usual! Saving your site for fantastic info. Thanks for the info. Regardless of what end result you are shooting for, you may be more interested in whether or not a stain-over-paint treatment will work in your specific situation. Is this the stuff you mean or is there a full gloss version? Thanks again! I must tell you as a self taught artist I am delighted I found your site. Will. Hope you’re keeping well, pleased you found the article helpful. I did all of this though (I didn’t notice a difference between Australian tap water and European tap water, which is much harder) and never had a major problem. Also, is this Liquitex product, a combination of something like a Soft Gel Gloss and a varnish? For varnishing, you wouldn’t need an isolation coat but treat the painting as if it were an oil painting. Hi Sebastian, Yes it’s fine to roll a canvas when the varnish is dry, I would place a sheet of archival pH Neutral paper ontop of the canvas and then roll in bubble wrap. I recently bought Winsor & Newton professional gloss spray varnish. I have used silver paint already but it still needs to pop. I ask because with the type of art I do I can’t mix water with the medium and I suspect the gel medium is going to be too thick for me? It may look different after 24 to 48 hours and pick up more vibrancy. Hi Michael, on the Liquitex site they don’t recommend diluting the gloss varnish at all, so just use it straight. Paint over them? You information for the experienced painters looks fine, I am totally confused. In order to achieve this result, indoor wood stains usually contain colorants that interact with the wood it covers. MSA varnishes are clear when wet and also provide an easier application with self-leveling qualities. It was not varnished. Hello Will. The biggest drawback with MSA Varnishes is that they must be thinned before use, with full strength spirits. Soft Gel Gloss – Can be used as an isolation coat (to separate the final paint layer and the removable varnish layer), Here’s a dilution video from Golden using Soft Gel Gloss. Is there a danger of smearing paint or other unhappy results? ), but stain really sinks well into carved places, giving that punch of depth that makes a piece shine. 7. Hi Lisa, pleased you found it helpful, the isolation coat would give you an extra level of protection, but wouldn’t enable you to remove/clean in the future. Hope this helps. Reply. I do the first coat horizontally (left-to-right) and the second coat vertically (up-and-down). Thank you. Hi Julia, the varnish will usually say if it needs diluting or not and the ratios for dilution. When it comes to wood and concrete surfaces, you can apply stain over an existing layer of paint. As all of our white pigmented paints are self-sealing and do not require a topcoat, we warn users as follows: CAUTION: Do NOT use any water-based clear coat over bright whites such as GF Snow White Milk Paint, or GF White Poly as it may cause yellowing. Yes, you’ll be able to respray a glossy coat on top, however, as you mentioned, because the satin coat has already been sprayed ontop some of the satin matting agent will still remain so it won’t be a crystal clear as just with the gloss varnish. Simple let the first coat dry for about four hours and repeat 2-3 more times. Also, since I use a lot of drying medium and every layer dry overnight, do I still have to wait 6 months to varnish? I thought as much myself and went ahead today and applied another coat of the Matt varnish. I WANT THIS TO BE VIBRANT AS ORIGINAL, .I know that I wrote so many questions but i need to be specific that instead of any further research, I should go and buy the stuff straight away. In case you are painting something white or off white on a dark piece, then I advise that you apply up to three coats for fantastic coverage. Hi Will, I just completed a 40×60 canvas acrylic painting. Should I simply protect my pieces under UV glass or do an isolation layer? Also when I spray it on, seems its very uneven due to the large size. Oil-based varnishes and polyurethanes can be used over latex paints. This result is a finished painting with areas of different sheens. The gloss will dry the clearest of the gels. Here’s a video of how to soak with the solution. Cheers, Will. You can also get porch paint mixed to a color. Thank you!!! Glazing Liquid Gloss – usually used for thining colours in the final stages of the painting. I have learned a lot about how to make them better. One question – what would you use as an isolation coat if you were working with ATELIER products? Is it possible to apply a little light matte to those areas without having to apply another coat to the entire painting? Hi Shirley, you might find this article of interest that looks at varnishing oil paintings Yes, copal medium will be much more glossy than liquin, but a couple of layers of varnish will even the sheen out. I have found your site to be informative and encouraging for myself as I am new to this beautiful hobby. I tried applying a new coat but no change. If you are doing this on a fixture with intricate corners or edges, a small foam brush should suffice for this purpose. I dashed to the Salon and found the picture almost beyond recognition – it looked as if it were melting away. Given how much work this entails, it is not a recommended course of action. Thanks so much for sharing this info. Specifically, those looking to create a “distressed” appearance on the surface of their wood fixtures may able to make the most of a stain-over-paint treatment. Horizontal surface application is best with less chance of varnish running. Hi Jeanine, I haven’t personally used Clear Coat so wouldn’t know for sure, varnish works best in a warmer environment, ideally with the varnish room temperature. I am not going to frame it, just put it on an easel. Learn which paints require a protective varnish sealer and which do not, or you could end up with fading and/or chipping. lol. It’s for hand therapy but the pictures are so pretty I been using as gifts. I want to keep the contrast without the shine if possible. Hi Will Thanks for another very interesting article. If you are sending via post it is also worth having a sheet of thick cardboard behind the canvas to prevent anything going through the canvas. I like to use watercolor canvas and aquabord finding the finished product more exciting than the traditional matted and framed under glass watercolor. Hi Muzzi, The only issue you’ll have with varnishing over glitter it that you will loose the ‘glitter effect’ due to the varnish coating the surface. I decided on an isolation coat with the Golden Soft Gel Gloss using the “pour and paint method” you explained in one of the replies. If more than 2 coats are desired, first varnish with Gloss Varnish until desired thickness is achieved, then final varnish with matte or satin varnish. You would also need to use a different medium than the Soft Gel Gloss. “Sweet, this means it can be done! Recently, Golden’s website underwent a big design change, so the watercolour varnishing link would be here now: http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicalinfo_varnwatercolor, …as I discovered a while back when I went to use my bookmarks :-). My finished acrylic painting has different levels of sheen due partly to the use of a gel medium which I used to give more gloss to certain areas of the painting over others. I was a student of Frederick Taubes in the 40s -50s and he made me very conscious of the chemical contents of any varnish… Just wondering. I intend to paint with oil over it….do I have to worry about peeling once it dries? Helpful. How to Paint a Warm & Cool Still Life Painting (Using only 2 Colours) – Part 2 of 3. :-), You’re welcome Jo, hope you’re keeping well. About a year ago I completed a large acrylic on canvas (120 x 120cm) which also has areas of gold leaf applied to it. I am getting ready to varnish a commissioned painting (acrylic). I cannot quite make up my mind on the varnish. The Best!! Do you still recommend mixing matte varnish with gloss varnish? For works on canvas, the same route of an isolation coat can be used but I would double check with the manufacturers recommendations, I use Golden high flow paints and here are their recommendations: Isolation Coats and Varnishing: Allow 12-24 hours for the HFA layers to dry before applying isolation coats or varnish layers. Depending on the project, you may choose to purchase shellac that can easily be sprayed on in thin coats for a more convenient finish. I have just finished an acrylic painting for a show. Top tips once again! Hi Will, I work in oils and when I let my painting dry for a month or so before varnishing, tiny pieces of dust will stick to my painting. Considering that this paint dries in no minutes, you might not have a very long wait in between layers. -”Two parts varnish, one part water”. Will bubble wrap always mark up varnished paintings, no matter how long ago they were treated? I was wondering if this was accurate? Distilled water is the ideal, but personally I’ve never had any problems using regular tap water. Even though that helps, to get the most saturated colour from your acrylic painting, a glossy varnish will always enhance your colours more than just using paint alone. It’s best in a warm environment, if you’re spraying keep the spray next to the radiator before you varnish so you have a more consistent temperature between spray can and painting. For varnishing I use the GOLDEN Polymer Varnish and now I read that they are not suitable for stretched canvas and also shouldn’t be thinned with tap water. I’ve been sent a Golden soft gel medium in SEMI gloss. If I use a non-removable varnish such as Liquitex “gloss medium varnish” Fluid Medium , after I use a Golden Soft Gel Gloss as an isolation coat, would I be able to remove safely, this varnish at some point in the future? Spent hours, days, even weeks slaving away on a painting but when we finally apply a varnish…it all goes horribly wrong. I have an Amazon Prime membership, so it gets to me within a day or two. Instead, you should be using a different type of paint - you can use Minwax Polycrylic. Acrylic paint can be varnished after a couple of weeks. I feel relieved – somewhat. You can use spray polyacrylic (but not over where you’ve waxed…that’s the only issue there if you’ve already waxed) But those tend to yellow more than water-based poly so if you have a light color paint that is definitely a consideration too. As such, it is further recommended that you wear clothing that you do not mind dirtying. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Thanks Ali, oh yes, I forgot to mention that. Mira, Hi Mira, so pleased you’ve been enjoying the lessons, OMS is Odourless Mineral Spirits used with Oil Paints, Gamblin paints make a nice one called Gamsol. Hi Ang, with a spotlight you will get a lot of reflections from a gloss varnish, so a satin may be preferable. Thanks for any help. Hi will when I paint the varnish on my paintings look so vibrant and amazing when wet like when you wet a pebble for example the colours pop out, when varnish dries I lose this wet look, is there a way to preserve this “wet look” ? This helps fill in coverage gaps and provides a more reliable, durable surface overall. After an isolation coat, it seems safer than removalble varnish, but I wonder whether cold wax is adequate protection. I have heard and read over and over that oils over acrylics, is ok, but not the opposite, your isolation coat is prepared with acrylics, please enlighten me. With all the confusion, conflicting advice and frustration in creating the perfect varnish finish, you can’t help wondering, what’s the point of varnishing at all?…. Your opinion will be greatly appreciated! The directions for the Liquitex Gloss medium & Varnish recommend: “Dilute Gloss Medium and Varnish up to 20% for better brushing and leveling.”, Wrapping in bubble wrap is absolutely fine once the varnish is dry, it’s just when deadlines loom and the varnish is still wet. Cheers, Will. The differences in sheen will be due to the differences in amount of acrylic polymer (which is usually glossy) the differences in amount of flow medium and the different absorption rates into the painting support. I just completed a painting for my musician ex. If you’re using an oil-based paint only use an oil-based primer, not an acrylic one. Hi Jennifer, I’d be tempted to test a small piece first as I’m not sure how the Copic markers would fair. Epoxy resin is used on many things such as boats, window sills, gutters and swimming pools. Somebody told me that is because those are waterbased, so I should try a more hard resin coat or a silicon varnish. I have no preferences as to whether it is solvent or water-based or for any particular brand. You can paint over varnished wood as long as you use the right materials and painting process. this looked pretty easy to me and I hate breathing in varnish fumes when spraying and the N95 masks always make me wonder if I am adequately protected. First I made Giclee, then I enhanced with oil colors (not painting everything) Next I went over covering all and adding some texture with Golden Gel Gloss medium which is acrylic…Now, do I varnish with acrylic based varnish or oil based varnish? Im considering brushing, but…. Thanks very much , Charles. Simple answer No. Hi Liz, its due to the different absorbency of the oil paints into the canvas and would need ‘oiling out’ to even the sheen. Hi, I know this is an older article but crossing my fingers you’ll see the comment. It’s to lean against a tree on the lawn, then brought indoors at night or tricky weather. Mix the isolation coat to the consistency of single cream. That would be my top pick, but dont think its safe. Can I use white color pencil on it? Gloss varnish will be best for high saturation. They provide a good level of protection and for small to medium pieces are an easy great choice, especially if you work from a small studio within your home. Once again thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my question. I’m reading a Dick Francis murder mystery, and came across this phrase. It might be a good question for the oil and wax forum, who have much more experience using cold wax. I’ve recently been using a acrylic spray paint in my work, that once dry neither water nor solvent will alter. My question..you have answered some of it (Liz, Feb 2014) but her question was on oil painting. 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