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Neutralizing Gloss Varnish?


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I had just finished a miniature, one I was kinda happy with, and decided to varnish since I was gonna use it on tabletop. 

Once I had it varnished I realized... I used the wrong one. Instead of Vallejo Matt Varnish, Citadel's 'ardcoat, which is a glossy barnish. Now I have a shiny miniature. Is there anything I could do to either diminish the gloss or remove it completely? Is there any very specific remover to dissolve varnish without harming the paint job? 

If there isn't I guess my only choice will be to remove it all completely with paint stripper and start again..... :( 

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I know Testor's Dullcoat is quite popular, and I used to use it. However, it can yellow over time. Years ago I switched to Golden's Archival Varnish matte spray. It's meant for museum quality artwork, flattens just as well as Testor"s, and is less expensive.

 

I get mine at Dick Blicks, although any good art supply store should have it, or else purchase it online.

 

 

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Dullcote and similar sprays can go glossy or satin if you are like me and tend to apply sprays too thick.  I switched to RMS matte sealer rather than keep struggling with spray cans.  Works great, thin to taste; just make sure to always mix it really well before use or the whole bottle will go bad on you eventually.  Brush on primers for me as well.

 

Kang

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