Questions tagged [varnish]

For questions about the usage of all varieties of varnish, including lacquer and shellac. If possible, also tag what's being varnished, such as paint or wood.

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Water based ink durability on canvas

I have been drawing on canvas using Posca, Molotow, Montana Cans and MTN markers. I like to draw using black markers and applying colors afterwards. For the background colors, I use Ecoline, both with ...
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Beeswax applied as varnish is still tacky

I applied Michael Harding Beeswax to a completed painting. I put my brush directly into the jar and brushed it on. It’s been over a month and it is still sticky, or tacky. The wax did not come with ...
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How do I remove mod podge bubbles from an irregular surface?

I am a miniature painter, and I use brush-on mod podge to seal my minis because it's what I have available and a bottle of mod podge lasts much longer and is easier to use than an aerosol sealer. ...
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Weatherproofing metal

I have some large galvanized metal disks that I going to grind into an outdoor decoration. Grinding will destroy the zinc covering. It'll be painted afterwards. How can I weatherproof the metal?
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Ceramics and shellac

I'm exploring water etching by painting designs on bone dry clay with amber shellac. I paint on 2 coats (wait 30 minutes between coats) and then wait overnight before I begin the water etching process....
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Varnish with flash point over 40 °C — safe on painted mugs when heated?

I've painted regular white mugs and want to varnish them too. But my varnish has the following specs: Gloss varnish based on alkyd resin. Flash point: Above 40 degrees Celsius. Is it safe to ...
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How to add paint to the bottom and stain/varnish to the top of a wood project?

I have a small wood pencil holder that I want to paint on the bottom with blue and then stain and varnish the top. My question is how do I go about the varnish? Can I varnish over the paint or do ...
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What causes frosting when applying a varnish?

Sometimes when applying the final varnish on a miniature, it ends up going opaque / frosting. What causes this to happen, and how can it be prevented? I have seen this occur with both Vallejo and ...