Golden Archival Aerosol MSA Varnish


Archival Aerosol Varnish MSA (Mineral Spirit Acrylic) with UVLS (Ultra Violet Light Stabilizers) is formulated with 100% solvent-based, reversible acrylic co-polymer resin. It is an easy to use spray varnish made with fast drying acetone and a propellant. Properly applied, it creates a durable, even film with the same features as GOLDEN brushable MSA varnish plus, excellent wet/dry state clarity. It resists changes in appearance, remains flexible. It has an adjustable fan spray tip that allows precise application and reduced overspray. Available in Gloss, Satin and Matte. Removable for conservation purposes.


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Note: Packaging design may vary.

Golden Archival Aerosol MSA Varnish - Matte - 284 g1,110
Golden Archival Aerosol MSA Varnish - Satin - 284 g1,110
Golden Archival Aerosol MSA Varnish - Gloss - 284 g1,110


GOLDEN Archival Varnish can be used over a wide variety of paints, including acrylic, oil, alkyd, egg tempera, watercolor, and casein.  Formulated with 100% acrylic resins, it produces a flexible, clear film to protect against environmental concerns such as ultraviolet light, dirt and moisture. The coating is removable and resistant to yellowing.

GOLDEN Archival Varnish Mineral Spirit Acrylic Aerosol w/UVLS is made by reducing standard GOLDEN MSA Varnish (w/UVLS) with fast drying acetone and a propellant to create an easy to use spray product. Properly applied, it can create a durable, even film.

GOLDEN Archival Varnish should adhere well to most non-oily surfaces. It may exhibit poor adhesion to fresh oil paint films or if residual surfactants are present with water-based paint films. It has excellent wet and dry state clarity. Over time, the MSA film resists changes in appearance and remains flexible. The UV protection is achieved from a blend of Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and an ultraviolet absorber (substituted benzotrizole compound). The unique adjustable fan spray tip allows precise application with reduced overspray. Coverage is approximately 30-35 sq. ft. per can.


Prior to actual use, it is very important to experiment with Golden varnishes on test pieces to become aware of how they perform and how they alter the surface appearance of paintings. For best results, apply to a test piece that is similar in composition as the artwork to be varnished. This will help ensure that all variables are accounted for, and a successful varnish application will be achieved.

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