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.
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.
- Currys Art Materials -information on oil varnishes