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post #1 of Old 09-06-2020, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Question Need help with varnishing

Hi, I have a few acrylic paintings that I'd really like to finish off with a satin varnish, BUT I paint abstract and I often/always add oil paintings to cut through some of my acrylic strokes.

I really like doing this but now I'm not sure if it's even possible to varnish any of these paintings. Everything I see online gives advice on varnishing an oil or acrylic canvas but not both. I know I'm not the only person mixing paint mediums out there, so just wondering if anyone on here has successfully varnished a mixed medium painting?

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post #2 of Old 09-06-2020, 01:50 PM
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There isn't a problem putting varnish your paintings except depending on how thick you put the oil paint on it might take six months to dry. Putting a clear over oil before it completely cures can cause the finish to crack. When you do varnish I would recommend a water based clear. An oil based varnish can yellow with time altering the color of the painting. Myself, I just use a water based polyurethane and keep it to a minimum. The painting only needs to be varnished to help keep it clean.
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