I often work with the specular properties of my paintings.
Since charcoal gives me a more matte black than almost any (combination of something with) black oil paint could, I at times want to use it in paintings. But I don't like the charcoal mixing in with my colours, as it results in muddier hues.
I realize I can wait with applying charcoal until the paint is dry (to the touch), but if I want to cover both up simultaneously with a glaze, I need to be able to fix the charcoal.
Is there an archival method I can use to seal in the charcoal without risking impairing the longevity of my paints?
This is about oil paints, but a method for acrylics would be welcome as well.