|Forum topic by Purrmaster||posted 05-19-2015 06:50 AM||825 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-19-2015 06:50 AM
I’ve been talking to an artist friend of mine who paints. Mostly with oil paints (he’s very good). He said something about using an “acrylic varnish” in his painting.
So I did some digging and discovered that if you plug acrylic varnish into Google the vast majority of hits are for artist products.
When I think varnish I think a combo of oil, resin, and solvent thinner like Waterlox or polyurethane varnish. When I think of acrylic (non-yellowing, highly transparent) I think of water base finishes like Minwax polycrylic.
So my poor brain is having a hard time figuring out what an acrylic varnish is, chemically speaking. Does anyone know of a wood finish that could be categorized as an acrylic varnish that isn’t water base?