Report Bones vs Liquitex Gloss Varnish in Tips & Advice: Painting Posted June 27, 2016 · Edited June 27, 2016 by Painting Dog Welcome Aboard, Hobospider! I have been using the Liquitex Gloss Varnish followed up with the Testor's Dullcote for a while now, and it works great. When I've tried following the Liquitex with another brush-on matte varnish, it does seem like it doesn't kill the shine as easily / well as I'd like. I have even "rescued" some earlier Bones minis who ended up sticky from when I first starting painting Bones by giving them a spray of Dullcote. Don't know if other mattte varnishes work as well, but it's Testor's Dullcote all the way for me!