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Framing your Paintings => Choosing a frame => Topic started by: labsimmons on July 29, 2016, 05:38:38 AM

Title: Seal acrylic painting before framing?
Post by: labsimmons on July 29, 2016, 05:38:38 AM
I am ready to frame a zebra acrylic painting I did.  I used an inexpensive pre-primed canvas, clear gesso base, and Golden brand acrylic paint.  Should I seal the painting, before taking it to the framer?  If so, what product is recommended for doing this, without changing the look of the painting?

Thanks!!  April
Title: Re: Seal acrylic painting before framing?
Post by: Val on July 29, 2016, 01:48:08 PM
Hi April, Nolan talks about using an acrylic varnish to seal acrylic paintings.

Here's the link:
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=8712.0 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=8712.0)

Hope this gets you sorted.  O0
Title: Re: Seal acrylic painting before framing?
Post by: labsimmons on July 29, 2016, 05:03:22 PM
Thank you for the quick response, Val :-).  I read through it and I don't think I want the zebra to have a glossy finish.  Maybe I'll try a removable varnish though, so, if I don't like it, I can remove it.  Decisions, decisions...
Title: Re: Seal acrylic painting before framing?
Post by: Val on July 30, 2016, 05:11:10 AM
Here's a link to Dick Blick. There are some matte finish acrylic varnishes available.   :)

http://www.dickblick.com/search/?q=acrylic%20varnish&x=0&y=0&sp_cs=UTF-8 (http://www.dickblick.com/search/?q=acrylic%20varnish&x=0&y=0&sp_cs=UTF-8)
Title: Re: Seal acrylic painting before framing?
Post by: labsimmons on July 30, 2016, 09:05:44 AM

 :thankyou:
Title: Re: Seal acrylic painting before framing?
Post by: Val on July 30, 2016, 01:21:37 PM
 :urwelcome:
Title: Re: Seal acrylic painting before framing?
Post by: nolan on September 08, 2016, 02:54:18 AM
yeah, just a matt or gloss varnish will do - If you use one brand of paint, then use their varnish O0
Title: Re: Seal acrylic painting before framing?
Post by: GloriJoh on February 28, 2017, 02:28:16 AM
My acrylic works have at least three coats of matte finish sprayed on varnish on them.