Artists' Matt Varnish
[Winsor & Newton] A brand name for a polycyclohexanone based varnish. Artists' Matt Varnish is composed of Laropal K-80 dissolved in mineral spirits. It also contains a matting agent (fumed silica) and an ultraviolet inhibitor. The nonyellowing coating is typically used over oil, alkyd, or acrylic paints.
Soluble in petroleum hydrocarbons, turpentine, isopropanol. Insoluble in water.
M.McGinn, "Proprietary Varnishes Based on Ketone Resins" AIC Painting Conservation Catalog, Varnishes and Surface Coatings, p.93, 1998.
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- Website address 1 Comment: Curry's Art Materials at http://www.currys.com/knowledge/infooilvar.html - contains technical information chart on oil varnishes