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Author Topic: Sealing your watercolour with Wax Medium and also framing  (Read 3950 times)

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Reply #30 on: August 24, 2018, 06:55:36 PM
Annie, it is a cold wax varnish. It is also used to varnish oil and acrylic paintings.  O0 You'll find the article in http://onlineartlessons.com  free tutorials
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Reply #31 on: September 01, 2018, 09:58:55 PM
I hope I have bought the right varnish as the Golden Matte Polymer Varnish bottle says to dilute it 4 to 1 with water.  AND to use soft gel Gloss first as a sealant.   And to recoat, best after 24 hours.  And to let it set a week or two before storing.


YIKES, there's a lot to this.

Do you folks dilute your varnish?  Can the cold wax coating (3 coats) that I already did substitute for the soft gel GLOSS sealant?

Any advice gratefully accepted.

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Reply #32 on: September 02, 2018, 11:46:46 AM
Hmmm. The Liquitex matte acrylic varnish I use doesn't have those directions. I apply 2 coats of wax to my painting--drying in between each coat, of course. Then I brush on the varnish, let it dry, and apply another coat. I let it dry again for about 3-4 days before storing each of my panels in an 8"-square plastic bag (found these bags on Amazon).
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Reply #33 on: September 02, 2018, 01:40:32 PM
Thanks, Susan.

I ended up using a spray varnish that I also bought.  Easier.

Will post later.  The painting looks great.

Off to the airport to pick up a friend with a 5AM arrival time.  UGH.

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