Oil Varnishes

By its very nature, oil colour is incompatible with water and dissolves only in turpentine, white spirit or low-odour thinners. Artists' oil colours are made by dispersing pigments in an oil medium to create a smooth, slow-drying paint.
The choice of oil mediums from the wide variety available depends on the surface and the finish required, and the working properties preferred during painting.

Retouching Varnish
This versatile varnish is used to bring back the original paint quality of dry or dull oil. Retouching Varnish is reduced with solvents and is much thinner than final top coat varnishes.

Artists’ Clear Picture Varnish
A removable picture varnish for a clear even gloss, which will not yellow or bloom. May be used on both oil and acrylic painting.

Artists’ Clear Picture Varnish Aerosol CFC free
A removable picture varnish for a clear even gloss, which will not yellow or bloom. When applied lightly by aerosol it makes an excellent Retouching Varnish. May be used on both oil and acrylic painting.

Damar Varnish
A removable picture varnish. Will give a low gloss when applied thinly. Damar dries hard and clear within a few hours. Removable with turpentine or white spirit.

Matt Varnish
A removable varnish that dries to a matt finish. It can be mixed with Artist’s Clear Picture Varnish to give a range of semi-gloss surfaces. It is non-yellowing. Removable with turpentine or white spirit, and can be used to varnish oils or acrylics.





Oil Varnishes
DR RETOUCHING VARNISH -75ml 114007010

DR RETOUCHING VARNISH -75ml 114007010

RRP: £6.75 inc VAT
Stock Code: RDARV75
DR ARTISTS' CLEAR PICTURE VARNISH 500ml 114501800

DR ARTISTS' CLEAR PICTURE VARNISH 500ml 114501800

RRP: £17.50 inc VAT
Stock Code: RDAACPV500
DR ARTISTS' CLEAR PICTURE VARNISH GLOSS 75ml 114007800

DR ARTISTS' CLEAR PICTURE VARNISH GLOSS 75ml 114007800

RRP: £6.75 inc VAT
Stock Code: RDAACPV75
DR CLEAR PICTURE VARNISH AEROSOL SPRAY 400mL 114400800

DR CLEAR PICTURE VARNISH AEROSOL SPRAY 400mL 114400800

RRP: £14.95 inc VAT
Stock Code: RDACPV400
DR DAMAR VARNISH -75ml 114007004

DR DAMAR VARNISH -75ml 114007004

RRP: £6.75 inc VAT
Stock Code: RDADV75
DR MATT VARNISH -75ml 114007002

DR MATT VARNISH -75ml 114007002

RRP: £6.75 inc VAT
Stock Code: RDAMV75