Preserving artwork

by Laurie Parker
(West Chicago, IL)

Is it necessary to spray artwork with an acrylic spray if I use a quality canvas listed as “archival”?

Cheryl, are you still writing newsletters? I haven’t received one in a while. Hope all is well.

Artfully yours,
Laurie Parker

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Apr 18, 2024
Preserving Artwork
by: Cheryl

Hi Laurie,
I will be resuming the newsletters soon! I promise.

When I paint with acrylics on canvas, I do use a top coat to preserve the painting and to keep it from getting dirty. Acrylics attract dirt and that dirt get trapped in microscopic pores. Over time, the painting can become dull and difficult to clean.

Use an archival spray-on or brush-on varnish. Liquitex, Krylon, and Golden are perfect for the job.

They come in a variety of sheens so choose one you like.

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