Retouching varnishes and intermediate varnishes


Retouching-/ final varnish

based on mineral spirit


Intermediate and final varnish for painting in oil. Colourless; non-yellowing; fast drying; does not solve just-dried oil colours. Ready-to-use for brush application as final varnish; as retouching varnish please dilute with 20% turpentine substitute (50019); the dried varnish layer remains soluble in turpentine substitute (50019).




    • Ideal for final protection of oil paintings and temporary for those oil paintings which are not yet finished; smoothes out the dull areas that often occur in oil paintings (matt parts less in binder).
    • Shake well before use.
    • The product is ready to use as final varnish, but can be diluted with e.g. turpentine substitute 50019; for using as retouching varnish please dilute with 20 % turpentine substitute 50019!
    • Final varnishes may only be applied with a suitable varnish brush at room temperature to the layer of oil paint after it has dried completely, i.e. after 8 – 12 month at the earliest; for using as a retouching varnishes the picture´s surface has to get dried (i.e. after 4 weeks at the earliest).
    • Please clean tools as soon as possible with e.g. turpentine substitute 50019 or brush cleaner 50051 / 50052.
    • The dried varnish layer remains soluble in turpentine substitute 50019 over a long period.
    • If used as a retouching varnish it is possible to overpaint the dried varnish layer with oil colours or add a final varnish based on mineral spirit.
    • Products based on mineral spirit cannot be mixed with those based on alcohol like alcoholic retouching varnish 50020.
    • The varnish coats normally used in practice give no special UV protection to the paints used. For this reason, we recommend that you use high-quality and lightfast oil paints from the outset as far as possible.
    • Close immediately after use.
    • Store in a cool and dry place.
    • Individual pre-tests are required.


    Sizes: 200 ml

    Contains:  acrylic and aldehyde resin, mineral spirit.

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    Signal word: Warning

    Hazard statements 
    Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

    Safety precautions
    Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. Avoid breathing vapours. Avoid release to the environment. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water [or shower]. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

    Other hazards
    Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.Contains alkylmethacrylate. May produce an allergic reaction.