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Gamblin Gamvar – Satin Varnish

Gamblin Gamvar – Satin Varnish Click image to zoom

GAMVAR The perfect picture varnish. ™

Gamvar saturates and gives greater depth to the colors in your painting and gives your work a unified and protective semi-gloss surface. Developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Gamvar goes on water-clear, stays water-clear and can be easily and safely removed with Gamsol. Gamvar is virtually odorless and ready to apply.

Gamvar Satin gives your work a unified and protective satin surface. Gamvar Satin saturates colors in your painting, yet dries to a lower gloss level compared to original Gamvar.


Brush apply. Do not spray.

Gamvar can be applied when the thickest areas of your painting are thoroughly dry and firm to the touch.

Please visit our Using Varnishes page for additional information, including application tips and the use of Cold Wax Medium as a matte varnish.

Gamvar labels for your paintings can be downloaded here. Labels are formatted to fit Avery template #5162.


Gamvar Picture Varnish is available in the following sizes: 4 fl oz, 8 fl oz, 16 fl oz.