Varnishes & Top Coats
Varnishes and coatings unify the surface quality and protect paintings from dust and ultraviolet light. Varnish provides removable UV protection, while coatings provide non-removable protection to extend the life of acrylic paintings.
MSA (Mineral Spirit Acrylic) Varnish with UVLS is a Mineral Spirit based Acrylic resin system that reduces dirt penetration and surface marring, offering an extremely level film with less foam and fewer pinholes.
Archival Aerosol Varnish MSA with UVLS is formulated with 100% solvent-based, reversible acrylic co-polymer resin. It is an easy to use spray varnish made with fast drying acetone and a propellant.
Isolation Coat can be applied to acrylic paintings to unify and protect the surface. Sealing with isolation coat prior to varnishing ensures an even application of varnish and provides a layer of protection if/when varnish is removed.
Waterborne Varnish is a water-based acrylic polymer varnish with Ultra Violet Light Stabilizers [UVLS] that protects interior acrylic paintings from dust and ultraviolet light.
Introduction to Varnishing
Tips & Tricks for Varnishing
MSA Varnish Removal from a Smooth Acrylic Surface
Removing GOLDEN MSA Varnish from a smooth acrylic surface. Please be sure to check out these related videos: MSA Varnish - Brush Application to a S...
Isolation Coat Application for Small Paintings
Mike from GOLDEN product support demonstrates the proper technique for applying Golden Isolation Coat on a small painting using a brush. Also cover...
How To Apply (and Remove) Waterborne Varnish
Protect interior acrylic paintings from dust and ultraviolet light with our newly formulated Gloss Waterborne Varnish. This varnish can be thinned ...
Application & Technical Information
Archival Varnish - Mineral Spirit
MSA - Solvent Compatibility
MSA Varnish (UVLS)
Polymer Varnish (UVLS)
Protecting Computer Prints From UV Rays
Varnish Application Guidelines
Varnishing - An Introduction
MSA Master SDS
Archival Varnish SDS USA
MSA Solvent SDS Page
MSA Varnish SDS Page
SDS for MSA Colors, Varnish, Gel, and Solvent