Protect your paintings! How to varnish an acrylic painting tips and techniques w/ Lachri

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20 Responses to Protect your paintings! How to varnish an acrylic painting tips and techniques w/ Lachri

  1. Andre van Wyk says:

    I like my pieces to be matte. So I do what you do but only gloss spray first and then matte varnish afterwards.


    dear lisa can u tell me a sutable varnish or fixative pray for poster colors and gouache colours(opeq colours)

  3. Adriana Jacobson says:

    I am a recent follower as of Sunday or so and I really have to thank you! You have inspired me to get back into practicing my art! Your tips etc are also a huge help! *Hugs*

  4. Randy Alcasid says:

    Thank you Lisa! Not only are you such a talented artist, how you present your tips and tutorials are awesome! It has helped me incredibly. Keep it up!

  5. Preet Kaur says:

    Thank you so MUCH! I was frustrated on how to varnish my painting then I found your video and did a Happy dance 😀

  6. safety angel says:

    thank you

  7. Linda Wilcott says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. This is so helpful.

  8. reefprayer resin says:

    Omg – I just found you, and you’ve answered all my dilemmas already! For years, I’ve been looking at how to vernier my paintings, but gave never been happy with the result. I can’t wait to varnish my paintings now! I love the Liquitex brand, and have it in my studio. I just haven’t been sure whether to use matte or clear. Thankyou!

  9. Magui says:

    Is it really necessary to burnish? What happens if I don´t burnish the paintings?

  10. Veres Annamaria says:

    This was helpful

  11. Consuella Cobb says:

    Hello Lisa, I was wondering, How long do you wait to use the spray varnish after you finish your painting?

  12. artgoat says:

    I’ve thought of spraying Liquitex airbrush medium for varnishing. It’s high acrylic content, and it seems pretty glossy, and spraying it on it should go evenly.

  13. Gail A C Ciesielski says:

    Lisa, thanks so much for posting this video! Just what I needed right now.  I have a question though…. If we are concerned about the glare on the finished, varnished painting, could we use a matte finish varnish (I’m assuming there is such a thing). Thanks again!

  14. shadow_994 says:

    how long do i have to wait for acrylic to dry so i can use varnish?

  15. Analisa Chase says:

    Have you had any issues mixing the two different brands together? I would guess ingredient comparisons of the two brands (Krylon/Liquitex) would answer part of my question. Is there a reason you don’t keep it uniform and use the Liquitex Matte varnish spray?

  16. ChrisVizy says:

    Great tutorial. Do you usually paint the edges of your canvas, or do you leave it white?

  17. Patrik Thorfinn says:

    I’ve used Krylon clear coat matte spray paint for clearing over some illustrations of mine because they’re mixed media. I want to eliminate the sheen so I can make quality prints and I’m wondering if anyone has experience with smoothing out the little dust spots that usually settle on there? I’m thinking 0000 steel wool will do or maybe car finishing sand paper 2000-2500 grit… Any thoughts out there?

  18. gagica21 says:

    Thank you! The links for the products are very helpful. Subscribed!

  19. Angela Wright says:

    Is the liquitex gloss medium and varnish the same as liquitex gloss varnish? Thank you so much for all you do.

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