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Conservation: Choose your preservation materials

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Pamper your finished projects! Give them some extra care: here is a list of materials necessary to keep them in the best condition.

1. Les vernis

Preserve wet techniques

  • Oil, acrylic, watercolor or gouache: each technique requires the use of a specific varnish, resulting in a matte, satin or glossy finish. Most are applied in a single coat, with a brush, always in the same direction.
     
  • Choose non-yellowing varnishes and apply after the work is completely dry. It is preferable to wait several months before treating an oil work. 
     
  • Special anti-UV varnishes will waterproof and protect those works displayed outdoors.
     
  • If you want a restorer to be able to work on your creations at some point, use removable products.

Preserve dry media

  • Traditional varnishes are available in aerosol or in liquid form, to be used with a sprayer.
     
  • Spray several light coats, to keep from soaking the paper, and allow to dry between applications 

Keep the spray approximately 30 to 40 cm away from the work