Final Varnish Gloss (Turps) MM14 Matisse 500ml

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Conservation quality solvent-based non-yellowing acrylic gloss finish varnish. Redissolves in turps to strip and clean or to rework. 

MM14 Final Varnish Gloss Finish produces a hard non-yellowing, protective coating similar in appearance to Damar varnish. It is a final varnish that dries to a clear gloss finish, is quick drying and will increase the depth and intensity of acrylic colours. It is designed to give your painting that final glow. Strippable, the varnish re-dissolves in mineral turpentine, which has no effect on Matisse acrylic paints: thus a painting may be completely cleaned and re-varnished without affecting the paint. Ideal varnish for use in restoration work.


Two coats are recommended to achieve a consistent high gloss finish. Allow the first coat of varnish to completely dry before applying the next coat. This product is also suitable for use over oil paints after they are completely dry (approximately 6-12 months). Follow the same rule of two coats to achieve a consistent gloss finish. Drying time is approximately 6-8 hours depending upon weather conditions. Over oil paints this varnish can also be used as a Retouch Varnish (a retouch varnish can be achieved with the addition of 80% mineral turps). Retouch Varnish is known as a temporary varnish. It gives the artist and indication of what dried colours would look like when wet, so the painting can be continued with colour accuracy. Retouch varnish is not a final varnish.

DISCLAIMER: Although Matisse Derivan products are formulated to the highest standards and extensively tested, we strongly recommend a small test be undertaken before any varnish is being applied to the final surface. 

Clean Up

It is recommended to clean your brush as soon as you finish the application. Always clean brushes with mineral turpentine first. This will remove most of the traces of varnish from the brush. Finish by using liquid or bar of soap in the palm of your hand and scrub the brush back and forth until you form a lather. Rinse well and let dry flat. Using soap and lukewarm water will condition the brush's hair and prevent it from becoming stiff after drying due to any turpentine (or other solvent) residue left on them.

by Stella Clarke

This is my favourite varnish, it always offers a reliable and top quality result, and is easy to handle when I am covering a quantity of works for exhibition. Senior Art is also impressive with speed of delivery.

by earl ingleby

I have made it a habit to apply a gloss varnish over my acrylic paintings and drawings, this is done for two reasons, to allow me to clean the surface of dust without damaging the underlying work and to give a boost to the intensity of the colours. I have in the past used spray cans of varnish which are easier to work with but this easiness is outweighed by the extra costs involved. I have found that the Matisse varnish does the job well and at a far lower cost

by Melissa McCuen

I have used other gloss varnishes which give a great finish, although, nothing compares to Matisse Final Varnish Gloss no 14 for an absolutely spectacular finish. It brings your painting to life and you can be assured of long lasting protection for your precious paintings. In my opinion, this product is the best on the market and after researching the web for the best price on this product, I now only buy it direct from Senior Art Supplies as they have the best price available and are best located for pick-up from their store.

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