Rourke’s gloss varnish is a transparent film applied over paints or highlighting finishes to achieve a beautiful glossy finish. It also enhances the durability of the paint by acting as an additional barrier between the paint and the external environment.
Rourke’s gloss varnish is famous for its high gloss retention and excellent adhesion properties.
Drying time of Rourke’s gloss varnish may vary depending on the environmental factors such as heat and humidity. Avoid varnishing in too much sun or wind, else a rapid loss of solvents due to evaporation will occur and this will reduce the varnish’s flowing ability.
Rourke’s Gloss Varnish should be either applied using a brush or spray. Other methods such as sponging or rolling are not recommended, as they may result in problems such as foaming, loss of film clarity, non-uniform coverage, excessive film build, sagging, or deposition of materials from the application tool.
Apply varnish in slightly overlapping pattern that covers entire artwork. Apply in horizontal and vertical brush strokes, so that the entire area is evenly coated. Do not rework areas that you might have missed immediately, as the brush could pick up partially dried varnish and cause clouding. If areas are missed, wait until the varnish is dry and apply another coat.
When thinning, slowly add the paint thinner to the varnish while gently stirring. To ensure an even finish, the varnish must be mixed thoroughly. Be careful not to create foam bubbles.
For best results, we recommend you apply an additional coat of gloss varnish once the primary coat has fully dried.