How to Varnish a Painting
So, you've finished a painting, and now you want to protect the fruit of your artistic labors.
Fair enough. Considering how long it takes to create the average painting, even if you are an under-average painter, protecting your work from damage should be the most important thing after, well, finishing your painting. Aside from tucking your canvas away from errant fingerprints, dust, pet debris, and miscellaneous particles, varnish is the best way to ensure your painting will last.
Since varnish can protect your art from a myriad of potentially damaging things, knowing how to varnish a painting is one of the most important skills you can learn as a painter.
But what is varnish? How does it protect a painting? How do I know which varnish to apply? What's the best way to apply varnish to a painting?
We'll answer all of these questions and more in the guide below, so grab your finished painting and let's get started.
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