Painting over Artists' Re-touching Varnish on oil paintings

painting over retouching

Retouching varnish is a UV resistant gloss varnish which gives temporary protection to recently completed oil paintings, however unlike artists’ varnishes it is possible to paint on top of Retouching Varnish.

To achieve this, it is best to keep subsequent layers of colour as "fat" as possible (thinned with lots of medium) and applied as finely as possible.

A layer of artists' varnish should then be applied after the last application has been allowed to dry for 6 months.


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  • Jim Alexander
    264 DAYS AGO

    Jim Alexander

    I recently finished an oil painting and after a few months applied Winsor Newton Artists' Satin Varnish as a final varnish. I sold it to the buyer. Now I want to tweak the painting by applying more oil color, per the buyer's request. How do I do this?

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