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GAMBLIN Gamvar Varnish

Original price R 419.00 - Original price R 969.00
Original price
R 419.00
R 419.00 - R 969.00
Current price R 419.00

Gamvar Varnish saturates colors in your painting and gives your work a unified and protective surface. Developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Gamvar can be easily and safely removed with Gamsol. Gamvar is virtually odorless and ready to apply. Do not spray. All Gamvar can be applied when the thickest areas of your painting are thoroughly dry and firm.

Whenever applying the varnish, brush on Gamvar very thinly. Gamvar dries purely by solvent evaporation. Thin coats easily throw off solvent and typically dry tack-free within 24 hours. The thicker the coating, the more solvent is trapped and the longer it stays tacky. (Varnish applied too thickly may retain a slightly tacky feel even after it has completely dried.)

When applying Gamvar to a heavily textured, impasto style painting, pay extra attention to areas where the varnish “pools”. We recommend using a dry brush to wick out excess varnish. Use a stack of paper towels to remove varnish from the brush throughout this process.

  • Gamvar Gloss goes on water-clear and stays water-clear. Gamvar Gloss is the original Gamvar formula.
  • Gamvar Satin saturates colors in your painting, yet dries to a lower gloss level compared to original Gamvar.
  • Gamvar Matte reduces surface sheen while maintaining the deepest values in your painting.