Friday, July 09, 2010

An Object Lesson In Varnish

Here is the floorcloth varnished- although VARNISH is an outmoded term, it's really "clear coat": a flexible acrylic clear coat, non yellowing and non brittle, not like "varnish' at all... thank goodness.
Clear Coats such as I apply now routinely came into existence during the 1990's and get better every year. Before that, ''varnish'' , with all its limitations for a flexible canvas floorcloth, was the only way.

I selected Semi Gloss for this one- its always a decision based on the colours used, the effect sought after, whether to use Gloss, Semi Gloss, Satin, etc. I always use Gloss for anything with metalics, of course..

... but the bright colours here didn't want a satin finish damping them down... Semi Gloss is a great application in this case....

... you can see how much richer and saturated the colours seem...

... great stuff.

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