GOLDEN Waterborne Varnish is Back!

March 20, 2023

Newly Formulated, for Fine Art

Golden Artist Colors is excited to introduce our newly formulated Waterborne Varnish after a raw material discontinuation forced us to halt production of Polymer Varnish in 2021.  Fielding a number of artist requests for waterborne varnish during that time, GOLDEN is eager to get Gloss Waterborne Varnish into artist studios!  Artists should also look for updates later this year as a Matte sheen is currently in development! 

Varnish provides a layer of protection on artwork that resists retention of dirt and dust.  A true “varnish” can be removed to facilitate cleaning. Gloss Waterborne Varnish is removable in addition to containing Ultra Violet Light Stabilizers (UVLS) to provide protection from exposure to sunlight.

GOLDEN Waterborne Varnish is for use on interior acrylic paintings and can be applied without the need for harsh solvents for thinning, cleanup or removal, or ventilation and other precautions necessary when working with mineral spirit varnish.

Gloss Waterborne Varnish is available in 4, 8, 16, 32 and 128 fl. oz. containers and can be found at your local retail store now! Artists should note that this product is currently only available in US retail stores. We will update customers when Waterborne Varnish is available internationally.

For further information, call GOLDEN Customer Service at 800-959-6543 or 607-847-6154.  To learn more about Gloss Waterborne Varnish, read a recent article on our website, titled, “The Life of a Test,” written by Artist and Materials & Applications Specialist, Scott Fischer.  You can also visit


GOLDEN Waterborne Varnish is Back!