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: Can I use Mod Podge to seal my oil painting?


gildedsoul
06-19-2017, 09:11 AM
Can I use Mod Podge to seal my oil painting?

JosephineKjaer
08-03-2017, 11:42 AM
I would advise strongly against it. The mod podge I know is thick and you will have a gloopy, sticky mess on your hands. Use a proper varnish for paintings instead. A good varnish can be removed years from now and reapplied, and will make your painting last as long as possible. Good luck!

M Winther
08-04-2017, 02:23 PM
It is not necessary to varnish an oil painting in today's clean aereal environment. I don't know why people keep doing it. Braque never varnished his paintings. Of course, one reason could be to even out areas with different shine.