After the last Ninja Art Tip, you may be asking, “Why bother with varnish?” Well, across its lifetime a painting is exposed to many things. This includes things like cleaning products, dust, air, and grime.
By covering your paintings with a layer of varnish, you create a barrier. As a result, the paint is not touched and the varnish is damaged instead. To learn how this practice helps preserve paintings that are centuries old, watch the video below!
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