Artists' Gloss Varnish

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Artists' Gloss Varnish


[Winsor & Newton] A brand name for a Polycyclohexanone based varnish that was previously sold as Winton Varnish. Artists' Gloss Varnish is composed of 46% Laropal K-80 dissolved in Mineral spirits with no additional components. The non-yellowing coating is typically used over oil, alkyd, or acrylic paints.


Artist's Gloss varnish FTIR.PNG

Synonyms and Related Terms

Winton Varnish;

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Soluble in petroleum hydrocarbons, turpentine, isopropanol.
  • Insoluble in water.
  • Tg = 43 C
  • Refractive Index = 1.53

Resources and Citations

  • M.McGinn, "Proprietary Varnishes Based on Ketone Resins" AIC Painting Conservation Catalog, Varnishes and Surface Coatings, p.93, 1998.