HIDDEN GEMS - Golden UV Topcoat

Date: 01-12-2020




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Many artists won’t know what Golden Gloss and Semi-Gloss UV Topcoat are, but they are very useful products especially for those using less lightfast materials, such as collage. Golden have added the same ultraviolet-light stabilizers as in their varnishes, and because gel goes on more thickly than varnish, UV Topcoat provides much greater protection from UV light than otherwise possible. Simply brush or trowel it over the parts of your work where you’ve used not-so-lightfast materials.

UV Topcoat can be used over water-resistant ink-jet prints, collage and multimedia work. Although intended to create brush and tool marks due to its thickness, it can also be thinned with a little water to create a more levelling medium.