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Lac Water Varnish 8 fl oz

SKU: NAP-540-1308
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Lac Water Varnish 8 fl oz
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237 ml (8 fl oz) spray bottle

Lac Water Varnish is a natural resin varnish that can be used as a fixative on watercolor and tempera painting to isolate painting layers, in glazing techniques and to enhance color saturation. It can also be used to reduce the absorbency of traditional gesso and chalk grounds. It is based on a recipe used by watercolorists of the 19th century.

Can be used in combination with the Crystal Water Varnish to "fix" the paint layer before applying Crystal Water Varnish.

Contains natural ingredients. Does not contain organic solvents. Can be thinned with water.


Clean brushes with warm water after using this product. If Lac Water Varnish dries on brushes, it can be removed by soaking brushes in household ammonia. To ensure desired results, always make a test piece for your particular application and surface.

Watercolor Paintings: Allow to dry thoroughly (typically overnight, depending on the thickness of paint).

Tempera Paintings: Allow to dry thoroughly (typically 1-3 days, depending on the thickness of paint).

Gesso and Chalk Grounds: Allow to dry thoroughly (typically overnight).


Apply with a wide flat, soft-hair brush or spray on with an atomizer.

Brush Application: Lightly spray onto the surface using the pump spray or with a brush. Wet the surface evenly by gently spreading the varnish over the area to be covered. Brush gently to avoid disturbing the underlying paint. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying another coat.

Spray Application: Spray a fine mist over the surface with an atomizer. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying another coat.

Natural Pigments

Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.

We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.

Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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Product weight: 0.50 lbs

This product is shipped from our warehouse in Gretna, NE, USA.
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
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