Golden Archival Varnish

Golden Archival Varnish with UVLS - Gloss (Golden #7731-X)

Golden Archival Varnish with UVLS - Matte (Golden #7741-X)

fixative

Mediums, such as pastel and charcoal, that are powdery and susceptible to smudging are often treated with a fixative as a layer of protection. Golden spray varnish, in both a matte and gloss finish, was used to fix the charcoal and pastel samples. The spray varnish was applied as per the manufacturers directions in four coats with drying time allowed between each application. Each application was applied at a 90 degree angle relative to the previous coat to ensure even coverage.