Artists' Matt Varnish

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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.


Artist's Matte varnish FTIR.PNG

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Soluble in petroleum hydrocarbons, turpentine, isopropanol.
  • Insoluble in water.

Resources and Citations

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