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Varnishes for acrylic paint

Acrylic varnishes are popular coatings that provide a protective layer to artwork, scale models, miniatures, furniture, and other surfaces. Unlike traditional ones, acrylic varnishes are environmentally friendly and easy to clean up and they also dry quickly and produce a clear, durable finish. These are available in various finishes, including clear matt, satin, and glossy finishes. 

Within the normal process of painting any figure or miniature, always start with a proper mixing of the paint, for this we recommend our paint shaker. Then apply an acrylic undercoat such as a miniature primer as a base before starting. Some people prefer to apply opaque colors of high coverage as a base and skip a step. Then we would do a normal painting process with model paints and some acrylic inks, and then finish with a final protection.

They are ideal for protecting your painting from dirt, dust, and other environmental pollutants as well as from other aggressive effects such as chipping mediums. Depending on the number of layers, they provide a hard, durable surface that resists scratches and wear. All of the acrylic varnish for acrylic painting from Green Stuff World is also resistant to yellowing, which is a common problem with traditional hobby varnishes from other brands.

Clear matt varnish is ideal for preserving the natural appearance of your paintings as well as wood or other surfaces, while the satin version provides a soft sheen that enhances the beauty of the surface.

Satin varnish is a popular finish for furniture and cabinetry. It provides a soft, muted sheen that is less reflective than a glossy finish

Most of them require at least two coats to achieve a durable finish especially when what is being sought is resistance to wear and protection of the paint by the use and wear of the constant handling of the piece. It is also important to apply it in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling fumes. Before applying these types of products, it is recommended to clean and prepare the surface properly to ensure that the hobby varnishes adhere correctly.

Difference between Mat varnish and ultra matt varnish. 

Both of them are types of clear coatings that provide a flat, non-reflective finish to surfaces. However, there are some differences between the two.

Matte varnishes are a very mat medium that has a low sheen finish, with a non-reflective, velvety appearance. It is designed to protect surfaces while preserving the natural appearance of the material, making it an ideal choice for surfaces like miniatures, scale models, resin, plastic, wood, and many other materials. It is mainly used to protect but also to create a natural, rustic, or vintage look, while also providing protection against wear, stains, and scratches.

Ultra matt varnish, on the other hand, is a specialized super matte medium that has an even flatter finish than the regular version. It is designed to provide a completely non-reflective surface, giving a “dead flat” appearance. This makes it ideal for use on surfaces that require a very low-sheen finish, such as collectible miniatures, art prints, photographs, or other items where a high-gloss finish would be inappropriate. It also provides excellent protection against fading, staining, and other types of damage, making it a popular choice for protecting artwork or photographs.

In terms of application, both of them are in the same way and applied in multiple thin coats to achieve a smooth, even finish.