Basics of Varnishing

Varnishing . . . Why? What? When? How? What's the difference between water-based varnishes and solvent-based varnishes? Why should I cover my painting with an isolation coat? What's the difference between matte, satin and gloss varnishes?

For answers to these questions and others, please view Chroma's NEW Basics of Varnishing - Part 1 video featuring Chroma's Resident Artist, Jennifer VonStein! Learn how to successfully varnish any acrylic or oil painting.

This is the second video in the Basics of Varnishing series featuring Chroma's Resident Artist, Jennifer VonStein. Watch as she highlights key points of solvent-based varnishes and demonstrates how to seal your acrylic and oil paintings.

1 comment

  • Comment Link Elizabeth Smith Friday, 10 February 2017 16:52 posted by Elizabeth Smith

    For acrylic paints, Chroma has a Fast medium fixer that you can apply over your pencil charcoal drawing,
    I paint with oil, What medium should I use to set the drawing prior to painting? I like the idea of not loosing my original drawing.

    Thank you

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