Can you re-varnish an oil painting by applying another layer of a different varn

  1. Robie Benve profile image98
    Robie Benveposted 16 months ago

    Can you re-varnish an oil painting by applying another layer of a different varnish?

    I have varnished an oil painting with Damar varnish and it came out very, very shiny. Can I apply a layer of a different varnish on top, to make it more satin?

  2. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 16 months ago

    Try applying a coat of Dorland's wax medium over the top, which should knock the shine down a bit.

    1. Robie Benve profile image98
      Robie Benveposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      That sounds like a good way to go. Thanks, I'll try it. smile

 
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