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Gloss Varnish

Protect your favourite creations from the elements and ultraviolet light with gloss varnish from Art to Art. Gloss varnish can be used to change a painting's surface sheen by creating depth and lustre. Available in gloss varnish spray and liquid for your convenience. Choose from popular brands like Langridge, Atelier, Mod Podge, Mont Marte and more! Buy high gloss varnish online today and get free shipping when you spend over $100. 

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Atelier Gloss Varnish


Atelier Universal medium Varnish


Matisse Polymer Varnish Gloss


Golden Waterbourne Varnish Gloss


Mont Marte Gloss Acrylic Varnish


Gamblin Gamvar Varnish Gloss


Langridge Gloss Varnish


Langridge Damar Varnish


Mod Podge Gloss


Art Spectrum Gloss Varnish


Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Gloss


Golden MSA UVLS Spray Varnish Gloss


Art Spectrum Damar Varnish


Helmar Crystal Kote Spray Gloss Varnish


Mont Marte Iridescent Varnish 240ml


Golden Isolation Coat


Gloss Varnish

Gloss varnish is popular amongst artists as the formula is non-yellowing, water-resistant, resists discolouration and is durable once dry. If you’re hoping to achieve colour vibrancy, definition of detail and a glossy sheen, our gloss varnish is the perfect choice for you! 


Gloss varnish is very versatile and can be mixed with art mediums to change the characteristics and achieve unique effects. Ideal for working on acrylic paint and oil paint artworks. For a high gloss finish, simply apply more coats with a paint brush or spray! 


Buy varnish online now and get same day dispatch. Pay later with Afterpay and free shipping when you spend over $100. Looking for more art supplies? We also have matte varnish, satin varnish and artist paint


Instructions for Using Gloss Acrylic Varnish



Ensure that the canvas is lying flat to avoid drips and uneven application.


Use a soft taklon brush to apply the varnish. This type of brush is gentle on surfaces and helps ensure a smooth application.


While the varnish is still wet, clean the brush and any spills with soapy water. This makes cleanup easy and prevents the varnish from hardening on tools or surfaces.

Following these steps will ensure that the varnish is applied neatly and effectively, enhancing the durability and appearance of your artwork.


Applying an isolation coat before you varnish your artwork is an important step. It serves as a barrier to protect your piece and ensures that the varnish can be removed later without damaging the underlying layers. Follow these simple steps to properly apply an isolation coat


Materials You Will Need

  • Acrylic gel medium, gel gloss or specific isolation coat
  • Water

Step-by-Step Guide


Mix Your Materials:

 Start the process by mixing your chosen acrylic gel medium or gel gloss with water. The mixture typically requires about two parts of the gel to one part water, but always confirm by checking the specific recommendations on the product’s packaging.


Applying the Coat:

 Using a clean, wide brush, apply the mixture evenly over your artwork. Ensure the layer is thin and smooth to avoid dripping or uneven texture.



Allow the isolation coat to dry completely before proceeding. This is crucial as applying varnish over a wet isolation coat could lead to problems. It usually takes at least 24 hours for the isolation coat to dry thoroughly.

Remember, the isolation coat is similar to applying varnish but acts as a crucial protective layer for your painting. By following these steps, you'll ensure that the final varnish can be applied smoothly and be removable, safeguarding your artwork’s longevity.





How do you use acrylic gloss varnish?

You can choose between using gloss varnish spray or liquid varnish to protect the paint surface. If using a spray, shake the can and apply in even thin layers. If using liquid varnish, dip your brush into the formula and work quickly to apply long, even strokes to cover the surface. For an enhanced glossy sheen, wait for the gloss to dry completely and apply more. 


Should I varnish my acrylic painting?

If you want to enhance the lifetime of your artwork, it is essential that you varnish your surface. This will protect it from harsh elements, UV light damage, dust and yellowing. 


How many coats of varnish do you need?

For a durable and glossy finish, we recommend applying at least 1 to 2 coats of varnish to your surface. If you want to achieve a high gloss sheen, you can apply 2 to 3 coats.