FINISH Acrylic POUR👌 Epoxy Resin 🆚 Spray Varnish 🆚 Polycrylic 🆚 Liquitex (2019)

FINISH Acrylic POUR👌 Epoxy Resin 🆚 Spray Varnish 🆚 Polycrylic 🆚 Liquitex (2019)

how to seal acrylic pour painting and what are the best protective finishes for fluid artwork? well those are some very
important questions that I get very often. So in today’s video you’re going
to find out why do you even have to apply a protective finish on your
painting. How to prepare the painting before the application. What are the top
four best options of finishing products. How to choose and how to use each one of
them. And lastly we’re going to do the side by side comparison so you can see
the difference between all the finished artworks and you can decide what looks
best and what’s the most suitable for you. All right let’s get started hello everyone my name is Olga I am the
founder of smart art materials and you might already be familiar with my
website that’s dedicated to acrylic pouring and painting supplies and
techniques and to our Facebook community and if you still not go ahead and check
them out all right back to finishes so why do you
have to use a protective layer on your pour painting and do you even have to
well if you’re planning to keep your artwork to gift it or to sell it the
answer is yes absolutely and here are the three
reasons why reason number one do you know when you just finished pouring and
your colors look so bright and juicy and saturated and just beautiful but when
you come to your painting the next day it’s so frustrating because colors look
so dull and dark and just faded well varnish helps to bring the life back
to your colors and make them pop again reason number two varnish or any other
finish will protect your painting against dust dirt humidity and scuffing
reason number three is UV protection and this is actually very important so any
varnish or other finish with UV protection will ensure that your
painting and doesn’t fade when exposed to UV rays or the sunlight and this
helps to ensure that the painting stays beautiful just like brand-new for years
to come alright now how to prepare the painting
before the application of finish so you need to ensure two things so first of
all if you used any silicon in your mixture like this treadmill belt lubricant or coconut milk hair serum you have to clean them off the surface
of the painting completely before you apply any final coat and the second
thing you have to make sure your painting is completely dry which means
you have to wait for two to four weeks depending on the humidity and
temperature in the room alright now let’s talk about top 4 best
finishes for your acrylic pour painting by the way I was not sponsored by any of
these brands and all of my recommendations are only based on my
personal experience so option number one is spray varnish or spray clear coating
average price starts from 60 cents to dollar and 60 cents per ounce so what
this basically is it’s a sealer in form of aerosol so you just spray it on your
painting and no brush required it’s very easy to use you never need to worry
about brush marks or anything like that which is why this option is very popular
among beginners there are many different types available and shortly I will tell
you a little more about what is the difference between them our second
option is traditional varnish so traditional varnish is applied on a
painting with a brush but it’s actually not as hard as you might think and I
will show you exactly how to do that there are a couple other ways of how to
apply it on a painting but I personally find the one with the brush to be the
most reliable our third option is polycrylic by minwax the average
price is 60 cents per ounce I was not familiar with this product until I begin
to pour and saw so many other youtubers using it is a sealer
so I decided to give it a try it so polycrylic is not a finish for painting
it’s a protective finish for wood which means it’s not gonna provide any
protection against the UV rays and your painting has higher chances to fade
within the time considering the price I think it’s still a decent option for
beginners and I will show you two different methods on how to apply it on
your painting alright last but not least resin resin is completely different from
the rest of this products and depending on the brand and the size that you get
the price will vary from 50 cents to few dollars per ounce
so resin creates beautiful clear smooth shiny thick and solid surface that just
cannot be achieved with any other product and I also think that it looks
amazing on pour paintings which is why it’s definitely one to consider
so varnishing is the very important step that can either make your painting glow
or completely ruin it if things go wrong but don’t let this scary you away because
just like anything else application of a final coat is a skill and you have to
gain it by practicing so always start working on a small pieces and some you
don’t really care about before you move on to some important paintings that you
created for your friend’s birthday or for Commission all right now I’m gonna
tell you a little more about each one of these products and we’ll show you how to
use them all there are numerous different brands that
produce spray varnishes and the prices vary a lot
so like this two products are artist grade and the price is approximately
seventeen to twenty dollars per can whereas this is krylon and it’s more
like a craft spray and the price is around seven dollars so if you are using
the glossy varnish the more expensive stuff would be just a lot more glossier and the glossiness is gonna be more intense otherwise the difference is not
critical and I actually recommend you to try a cheaper product first
unfortunately this type of finish has one serious downside and that’s the
odor it’s pretty bad despite of the price of the product so
always make sure to work in a very well ventilated area and it’s a good idea to
work outdoors but make sure that the ambient temperature is above 10 degrees
Celsius always spray away from yourself never inhale the fumes and if you’re
sensitive to smells it’s a good idea to work in a respirator so first I’m going
to show you how to use the Grumbacher spray varnish begin by shaking the can and
you’re going to hear such noise I’m going to speed up the process but make sure to
shake the can for at least thirty Seconds for this varnish it’s recommended to place the painting vertically rather than
horizontally and if you starting the new can of varnish always test it first
before applying on your painting hold the can upright 10-12 inches away from
the surface start by spraying off the surface move across and stop off the
surface again start on the other side keep spraying in the same direction
stopping after each pass so start off the surface move across stop so keep moving
in such parallel lines from top to the bottom slightly overlapping with each
new path starting and stopping off the surface will prevent any drips and runs
to prevent a clogging after each use you need to clear the nozzle by holding
the can upside down and spraying for a few seconds until only the clear gas comes
out it’s recommended to allow 15 minutes between the layers but if the
temperature is lower than usual wait for at least half an hour spraying in one
direction helps to control the distance between the hand and the surface which
helps to achieve nice and even coverage also try your best to move your hands with
the same speed I’ve learned this technique from Grumbacher YouTube
channel and find that it works great for this product as you can see I flipped my
artwork on a site which also helps to ensure that the whole surface is covered
evenly so I flipped the painting again I’m going to apply two more layers and
this beauty is going to be finished spray varnish works great on anything
that has a texture like on this little piece that I created by pouring over the
texture that was done with a stencil and modeling paste and if you want to see
how I did that check out this link in the corner
at this time I’m going to use the finish by Krylon and the technique of application
is going to be slightly different so place your artwork flat on the surface
and spray from the up high position in a sweeping motion again 10-12 inches away
from the artwork when you spraying make sure that you overlap in the sides of
the painting what happens sometimes when the varnish is getting low or you
didn’t clear between the applications and the aerosol doesn’t work as it supposed to you need to stop and spray somewhere on the sides to clear the nozzle it
might take a couple of tries and only after that go back to application on the
painting three four layers of spray varnish are usually enough to achieve nice and shiny finish all right so traditional varnish so
first of all add pins to the back of your canvas so it doesn’t sit flat on
the surface which makes it much easier to cover the sides I use plastic bag to cover the table
when varnishing and then I wipe it off after each session and used over and
over again add varnish to the little container and since you’re not sure how
much varnish you would need at first add a little bit at a time dip the brush in the varnish and gently
pull across and back spreading the product get a little more varnish on the
brush and just overlap with the previous path the secret of successful varnishing is
to apply multiple thin layers rather than one thick so keep that in mind and
never apply too much varnish at the time never stop the movement in the center
always move from one side to another and back and if you right-handed it’s handy
to move in such parallel lines from left to the right and for left-handed people
it’s the opposite if you see that you missed a spot
you have only 15-30 second window right after the application in that particular
area to fix anything and if it has been more than that do not go back to your
varnish and try to touch it up because the varnish begins to set up pretty
quickly and you’re just gonna leave the whole lot of brush marks so if you
missed a spot don’t worry you’ll take care of it in
the next layer once the surface is covered take care of
the sides so for the next layer I flip the
painting and work in the opposite direction to ensure nice and even
coverage I’m using synthetic brush synthetic brushes are the best for
varnishing because they are soft which prevents the brush marks they are also
much easier to clean after each use wipe off the excess varnish of your brush and
wash it thoroughly in a warm soapy water it’s very important to wash it right
after the usage to prevent any build-up Reserve this brush for varnishing only
never use it for painting because despite how well you wash it the pigment
from the paint stay on the brush and it will end up in your varnish and this is
the last thing you want to happen how many layers to apply it’s recommended
to do at least two but keep applying as many as you like until you’re happy with
the depths and the sheen the good quality varnish is flexible when dry so you will
never experience any cracking I usually like to apply three four layers the
varnish that I’m using is by liquitex I’ve been working with liquitex
mediums and paints for many years now and I’m pretty happy with the quality
generally there are two different products one is glossy medium and
varnish and the other one is just varnish and I personally find that the
one that is just varnished works much better on pour paintings rather than the
medium and varnish right now I just want to quickly show
you the way glossy varnish changing the appearance
of the black color so the dried black looks pretty dull but look at that
look at the way the varnish just reviving it and it will stay like that that once
the varnish is dry I absolutely love the way of changing the whole appearance so
I will apply a couple more layers and will show you the way it turns out an
the end of the video so next one is polycrylic I’ve already added the pins
at the back of the canvas and now using my special art Fork
I’m opening the can as it gets stuck all the time next in you need to stir the polycrylic for
approximately one minute now the whole process of application of
polycrylic is very similar to traditional varnish polycrylic is also available in the form
of spray but when it tried it fumes were just terrible it was nothing
like traditional spray varnish and I just couldn’t stand the odor so I had
to return it and I do not recommend you to try that product at all one of the problems that many people experience with polycrylic is air bubbles so I like
to look against the light and if there are any bubbles I sweep the brush over those
areas not applying any pressure at all the brush is barely kissing the surface allow two four hours between the layers
and make sure that the dry product doesn’t fall into the can stir again
never skip this step as this product tends to separate another problem that
people are experiencing with polycrylic is cracking there are a few ways
to prevent it so always make sure that the painting is completely dry like wait
for minimum two weeks four weeks better always apply in thin layers rather than
one thick make sure you work in the room temperature low temperatures can cause
the cracking if you know any other tricks on how to prevent the cracking
please let me know in the comment below I would love to learn that oh well this
product is for wood and even though it looks similar to varnish it’s not so you
can’t really expect the same performance so as you grow and develop as an artist
and start to sell more of your artworks consider other products next problem is brush marks and like I
said before if you ever need to go back to your painting to minimize the bubbles
or if you see that you missed a spot you can only do it right away
not five minutes later the technique I’m about to show you aims to eliminate the
brush marks and reduce the bubbles I’ve learned this method from Gina Deluca
channel and instead of using the brush we are going to apply the polycrylic
with silicone Beauty Blender that’s used in makeup application all right finally the resin and here is
the first tip before the application make sure that the surface of your
artwork is not only clean from silicone but also from dust hair fur or any other
small particles tip number two apply the masking tape along the back of your
frame and you would not need to worry about removing dried resin drips from
the back of your canvas I almost forgot the next important step that is a tip
number three since the resin tends to puddle up in
the center of the canvas such insert will help to prevent this problem cut
the exact size to fit inside the stretcher I did mine out of thick
cardboard but it could be anything else as long as it’s sturdy and fits tight
when working with the resin the ambient temperature should be between 21-23
degrees Celsius or 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit the tip number 4 is to always
wear gloves when touching a canvas because our skin produce oils and even
that can cause problems with resin tip number five is to wrap the torch in a
paper towel to save yourself the cleaning once all the preparations are done time
to mix the resin so resin finish comes in two separate bottles one contains the
resin itself and the other one is the hardener you need to measure and mix
equal amounts of each product in one container try to be as precise as
possible how much resin to mix I use art resin
calculator where you just enter the size of your canvas and it calculates exactly
how much resin you would need for that particular size once both ingredients are measured in
the cup stir for full three minutes stir slowly you don’t need to whip it
scrape the sides and make sure it’s all nicely over-mixed you will get some bubbles in your
mixture and that’s normal but here’s a tip number six on how to reduce those
bubbles place tightly closed resin in a container with warm water for thirty
minutes prior to the usage or what I do is I put them on a radiator for the same
amount of time just like on the picture this warm the resin up making it easier
to work with and reducing the air bubbles significantly once the resin is
mixed pour it on your artwork I like to keep a little resin in a cup for the
touch-ups it’s great if you have a plastic spreader but if not craft stick
also works well the resin is self-leveling but you still need to make
sure that you spread it evenly across the canvas and the sides so don’t rush
with the art resin you have 40 minutes of open time to do the work check and see which areas require more
resin and do the touch-ups the edges might require some extra attention take
care of the sides once everything is covered go over the
canvas with a torch to pop all the air bubbles don’t overheat the resin flame
should barely touch the surface so don’t try to cook it it’s gonna create a whole
lot of different problems after you done torching place your
canvas on the leveled surface where it’s going to dry for the next 24 hours and
cover it with a box or anything similar to prevent the dust getting trapped in
resin all right so I came to my artwork 24 hours later to find some very
unpleasant surprises so one edge is not perfectly covered and I also have this
little nasty bubble I hope you can see it so I could have shown you the final
result but I want you to see the real deal that happens you know s**t happens
and when it does don’t panic right now I’m going to show you exactly how to fix
this so you would need an 80 grit sanding paper a protective mask and
whenever you sand anything at all make sure to always wear protection and
also water and the paper towels you now want to go over the entire piece
don’t worry about scratches the new layer will fill them up then sand any
imperfections off so work extra hard on bubbles or anything like that but be very gentle and careful around
the edges especially if some of them are not covered you don’t want to scratch
the paint it going to completely ruined your artwork remove the residue with a
paper towels and the water make sure the surface is absolutely clean before you
apply the next layer I’m testing a new torch and here is a
new idea put the hair elastic over the paper towel to keep it in place so
process of application of the second layer is identical to the first one and
all the steps are the same so why ArtResin it’s not the cheapest option
well after the long research I came to the conclusion that it’s one of the
safest to use it has been certified by American Society for testing and materials
as safe for home use in the mean time most epoxy resins on the market
classified as hazardous materials Art Resin has many other benefits and I
personally think that safety worth paying for again I was not sponsored by
this brand and I only share my personal opinion and the results of my research
if you’re interested in this product and want to give it a try I’m gonna leave
the link in the description moving the source of light and looking at
different angles helps to spot all the air bubbles and imperfections and if you see anything in your resin
that doesn’t belong there carefully pick it up with something like
tweezers or the painting knife so here it is the next day I’m very happy with
the result everything dried perfectly now just need to remove the masking tape
from the back it can be quite annoying but the result absolutely worth it alright now let’s do this side-by-side
comparison so it turns out it’s very hard to capture the sheen the glossiness
and the depth but I’ll try my best to show you the way each one has turned out
as well as the difference between them here is the one with four layers of
grumbacher spray varnish the coverage is uniform it’s glossy but the finish is
thin so there is not much depth to it here’s another one also covered with
grumbacher spray varnish but only two layers at this time by the way this was
a Paint Kiss Pour the technique I created three months ago and if you still not
familiar with it check out the video in the description and another Paint Kiss Pour with four layers of grumbacher spray varnish now this little textured piece with
three layers of Krylon clear coating this one was created with five layers of
Winsor Newton spray varnish I wanted to achieve an ultimate glossiness on this
textured piece and I just would not be able to do that with a cheaper product so here are the two side-by-side so you
can see the difference next one has four layers of traditional
varnish since the overall layer is much thicker the glossiness
is more intense and there is definitely more depth in colors here it is side-by-side the spray
varnish so you can see the difference in a sheen the next one has three layers of
traditional varnish so the varnish definitely helped to make all the colors
saturated again and the black is still black this pour has only two layers of
traditional varnish there are absolutely no brush marks and the overall
appearance is very nice here it is side by side with the spray varnish as you
can see only two layers of traditional varnish look similar but create a little
more glossiness compared to four layers of spray varnish and here is a
polycrylic the overall appearance is very close to traditional varnish but
what I’ve noticed on the dried finish is that the build-up of drips at the
back is actually slightly yellowish it’s not very noticeable and I’ve only been
able to see it on the white background so this product might tint your colors
also I’ve got some minor air bubbles here in there here it is side by side
with varnish so except for air bubbles and the yellowish build up at the back
the appearance is similar and here is the polycrylic applied with a Beauty
Blender so I would say the blender did the trick and the overall layer is
smooth and even and definitely less air bubbles and here is a resin as you can
see it’s completely different from the rest of the products the overall layer
is much thicker but it’s like glass completely clear and smooth here it is
side by side with the spray varnish the colors is similar but overall appearance
and the feel is very different and there it is with polycrylic one more resin this one was done on
a deep canvas definitely looks pretty cool so what do you think which one is
your favorite for me it’s really hard to pick I think all of them have the
originality and advantages so I would love to hear from you if you are
interested in any of the products that I’ve been using today I’ll include all
the additional information and the links in the description also I have the video
with the process of creation for most of the artworks that you’ve seen today so
go ahead and check them out on this channel and please excuse my shaking
hands I just want to show you the way they all look against the sunlight all right my friends I really hope that
you’ve enjoyed this video and also learned a lot of useful information today give
it a like if you did and also within the next few weeks I’m planning to do an
experiment to find out which acrylic paint brand works the best for pouring
so if you’re interested in that or any other of my videos please subscribe to
this channel and if you have any questions left about what I’ve been
doing today and products that I use go ahead and leave me a comment below I’ll
try my best to reply to all of the questions and thank you so much for
watching I’ll see you in the next video bye


  • Smart Art Materials - Acrylic Pouring & Painting says:

    Thank you for watching! Which Finish is your favorite?

  • Artistic Pours And More With Jeanne Marie says:

    I really love a resin finish the most but not all art pieces need a resin, per personal preference.❤️👍❤️ thank you for the information on finishing products!❤️

  • Nikklay Ryabov says:

    Спасибо за информацию о финишных покрытиях! Приятно было лицезреть Вас и слышать, Ольга! Лучистого настроения!)

  • Nikklay Ryabov says:

    Спасибо за описание на русском👍🏻😁

  • DOLL LADY says:

    I agree with all compliments and have subscribed to an artist for the first time. Can't wait to see your other videos as I haven't painted my first piece yet and am glad I came across you before I do. Thanks

  • Kim Sapp says:

    I’m so glad I had subscribed to your channel! I am currently learning how to finish my paintings, the information here is a great big help. Thank you for your time and knowledge.

  • Rainfeather1 says:

    art resin is the hardest one for me…….ive tried and tried and i always end up with little pits or air bubbles ive given up on that stuff

  • Rainfeather1 says:

    I love the resin effect but have little luck with …….also i use liquetex gloss varnish . I thank you so much for doing the comparison on the products is really helpful

  • Craig MacGregor says:

    Great video, thanks Olga!

  • Darlene Ricotta says:

    That was very informative! I liked from the epoxy the best. Thanks

  • play say what says:

    I just like all your art work, maybe I get good as you one day and hello from Van:

  • Kathy Eaton: Pour Painting sorted by technique says:

    You asked about what else might cause cracking with Minwax Polycrylic. The only time mine has cracked is when there was an air current over the painting

  • Gwen Foster says:

    This is the best video I've ever seen on this topic! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. It's very helpful!

  • 1 Inspire Art says:

    Maybe instead of tape, you could cover with silicone!?

  • Golden Reward says:

    Art resin hands down winner. Please consider signing the edge of your paintings instead of the front.

  • Mike Cedillo says:

    Thank you for this wonderful video! I have recently found your website and YouTube channel. I appreciate the organization and honesty of the videos. I look forward to creating many beautiful poor paintings just as you have. Thank you!

  • johanne lajoie says:


  • Suzie D. says:

    Thank You.……..What a great side by side comparison…….I loved the last one with the art resin…..I will use your link to shop @ amazon…….I also subbed to your channel.

  • Cookieee Yen says:


  • pastuh says:

    I have Liquitex 'Gloss medium & Varnish' i was planing to use for varnishing, but maybe i can use it for blending?
    If yes.. it extends painting time?

  • Kevin Isbell says:

    Helps if you have a flash light to make sure it's all covered and no dust or HAIRS (I have 4 cats 1 dog) and shine it so you can see reflective. On resins.

  • AngieLovesUSA says:

    I put a thin layer of Vaseline on the treads/lids of all my paints, glues, etc..
    Helps prevent it from getting stuck.

  • Simran sidhu says:

    art resin is epoxy or polyester ..plz

  • Charnelle Robbins says:

    The resin is beautiful but sometimes there’s too much glare if you have a lot of natural light in your home.

  • andrea eyzaguirre says:

    AMAZING TUTORIAL!!!! Tyvm for sharing your experience 🙏🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • andrea eyzaguirre says:

    Just one question: Can u use fist a spray varnish with ur protect and after that the epoxy resin? Tyvm for your time😉🥰

  • Monika Borchard says:

    Mag ja sein, dass in diesem Video die besten Finish's erklärt werden. Wär nett, wenn nach der deutschen Ankündigung auch ein deutschverständliches Video gezeigt würde. So kann ich mit dem Video gar nichts anfangen. Blöd.

  • Joy Thomas says:

    Do you need to take any extra step in sealing a painting that was poured using acrylics mixed with Floetrol before finishing with one of these processes? I'd like to use Liquitex Gloss Varnish or Art Resin, but have read that I need to first "seal" my paintings poured with floetrol. Any tips? Thanks so much!

  • Lise Rowlandson says:

    Very informative! thank you!

  • Carey Belcher says:

    I love the resin finish! This was by far the very best video on how to finish a painting!
    What do you recommend for a finish on tiles? Pour on small tiles for coasters?

  • Meg Kinney says:

    thanks for the information . but how do you clean your painting? I'm new at this.

  • Redhead Moxie says:

    Thank you so much for that great information!!!!

  • G Bolt says:

    Hi! I was wondering if you have any tips on sealing an embellished acrylic pour on canvas? Ive been trying geode style ones and adding some glitter and crystals. However, I’m unsure if I should seal it before embellishing it? I’m not sure if sealing it while embellished might somehow ruin the look of the glitter or crystals. I’m a newbie so I don’t feel confident using resin yet (the most popular method it seems). Any advice? Thanks!

  • Island Breeze Jewelry says:

    I love the resin and the varnish you brushed on.

  • InspiredBy Gilly says:

    Haha "special art fork" – love it! Thank you for all the hard work that you put into this. I have been looing for a 'how-to' with 'resin on acrylic pour', so this was brilliant. Personally, the resin looks more professional. It looks more fiddly but the results – wow! Thanks again, this has been very useful to me.

  • Vicki Grobler says:

    Hi I saw a tutorial where Kanella Ciraco used her heat gun under the canvas over the tape where the resin builds up to make removing tape easier

  • Julie Kalippke says:

    Really great video, thanks for all the info. I myself have never done resin but I think it looks the best. Liquitex would be my next choice. Beautiful paintings, your video helped me a lot to decide which is best. I use a fluid varnish von Boessner( German Company) it's good , I apply it with a sponge painting roller. I got to many lines with a brush but after seeing your video I realise I wasn't doing it right🤦‍♀️now I know!

  • CC's World AUSTRALIA says:

    Hi Olga, so true dull and gone LOL….great video, im thinking to varnish or resin the one i really like, great info here, i think i will pass on the sprays, i don't like sprays at all.The pour for the resin is amazing, results are excellent, definitely love resin better, and thank you for the last tips, very important info there, thanks again for challenge, cheers xxx

  • Melissa Phillis says:

    Resin, hands down….Love the gloss and love the depth.

  • J T says:

    For art furniture, I prefer epoxy to keep the furniture surface flush. Good job keep up the good work!

  • Rhondi Moerike says:

    I thought liqidex was like a thinner, something to help the paints move on the canvas. Am I using it wrong? Where do you buy your liqidex? I haven't found the name brand in my town (the prairies) Our 2 little paint stores don't carry the brand but versions of it but now I'm thinking I have it wrong.

  • tatovive says:

    That was a great video. Thank you for the comparisons, it’s going to save me a lot of experimentation! I can’t wait to try the resin

  • Genuinely Jenni says:

    This was so helpful! I couldn’t understand most of them and what they were meant for, this video was on point!!! Definitely answered alll my questions!

  • Marissa B says:

    Has anybody used Tri-Art Liquid Pouring Medium as a finish instead of resin? It’s hard to find information on using it that way. I called the company twice with no response. Thanks!

  • Cynthia S says:

    Thank you. Love your videos. Very informative and clearly organized.

  • denise deschesnes says:

    thank now i know what i prefer glooy whit epoxy byby.

  • MONTE BLEU says:

    Nice comparison. Resin will always be my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  • Victoria says:

    Hi!! Thank you for your work! What do you put the canvas on when pouring the resin? And to let it dry?? I feel like I'm wasting so many cups to use as stands.

  • Karen Aagesen says:

    So helpful, thank you for posting this!

  • Dragonfly Kisses by Hiedi Grecco Grecco says:

    Great video! I’m not sure exactly why you wait that long for paintings to dry. Do you wait for painting to dry that many weeks before sealing? Or seal and then wait? I have done a lot of paintings and usually wait a couple of days for them to dry. Then seal. I am having issues with the spray varnish sticking to other paintings even though they have been done months before. I try not to let any touch the others in the bins I have them in. I put parchment paper between each.

  • Debbi Kaplan says:

    Hi Olga ,I have a few questions. I love ArtResin and just started using it. I have a few problem areas so I followed you recommendations so Ill see tomorrow if I was successful. I have some canvas I want to resin. Do you use cardboard to put in the back? I was thinking form board? When do you remove the support board after 24 hours or longer? Have you ever experience clacking once support is removed? I read on art-resin web site there was something added in formula that adds flexibility. Thanks you for all your wonderful videos. This one was so helpful. I really love the look of art resin 💙

  • patty bips says:

    can you answer..can I use liqitex varnis over minwax polycrylic? This is on wood. after polycrylic paint is still a bit tacky. so was looking to fix that

  • Debbie Jeffers says:

    I didn’t see your comparison with the resin and the Liquitex? I’m interested in doing this on glass vases. I’m 59 and really never done any crafts before. Going through cancer treatment and would like to try this while sitting. Does the Liquitex get sticky when dry and does it smell strong after drying? I would like to make and sell them help with meds. Don’t want to sell an item that’s smelly and sticky 😞😞 👎. Also what would you recommend to use on sealing the glass vases. Your video was GREAT. 👍👍👍. Debbie

  • Sil Green says:

    This video is super helpful! For a newbie this is useful and has answered so many questions I had! You are a very gracious artist for taking time out to do this video! Much appreciated 💞💫💞

  • Heather Mader Art says:

    I love your videos – they are so in-depth, and make me feel like I could actually do this! 🙂 I love the side-by-side comparison. Wonderful information, thank you so much! Today I'm going to try your "dome" resin technique on a client's painting. WISH ME LUCK! 🙂

  • Beth Nolan says:

    Thank you so much for a wonder tutorial

  • Lisha Rubino says:

    This was SO helpful! I’m at a point where I’m ready to start varnishing my first pours and from this video, I’ve decided that Ai like the spray, Liquitex gloss varnish, and of course, the Art Resin. Really appreciate all your videos 🧡

  • susan hutton says:

    Hello, this is a very good tutorial for beginners like me, I have question, do we need to clean our painting before applying varnish, if so, what is the best method. Do you have another tutorial for it.  Thank you.

  • Keanna Davis says:

    So much great info. I loved the video and comparisons of products. Resin is my favorite💖💖💖💖💞

  • Alisa Boebisa says:

    Ive never used resin before but i am buying some tomorrow! Thank you for the side by side comparisons.✌

  • Aly Cherry says:

    Wow! Amazing information! Love all your comparisons. I of course loooove the resin look, but resin is super time consuming, so if I was short on time I would probably choose the WN art spray or the varnish. Love the idea of the silicone pad application! And I really head NO IDEA that you had to wait that long before finishing! Wow! Oh and I also love, love, love the idea of putting a firm piece of cardboard under the canvas to support it from not dippingM great stuff! 💕💜💕

  • jen jones says:

    epoxy yellows after awhile

  • Isamac X says:

    Sooo helpful! Thank you for this amazing tutorial, so complete and educational for beginners but not only. I've watched several dozen of acrylic pouring and painting videos and I love yours the most!

  • Nana Vine says:

    The resin is my favorite, gorgeous 🤗💕

  • Kira Denning says:

    This video has just saved me from all the questions in the world! Thank you for making this it’s really helpful.

  • Loren Nunez says:

    This just answered so many questions! I LOVE the resin it makes the painting look sleek but I’m also digging the liqutex varnish it leaves a little canvas texture that I also like can’t wait to try these finishes now!!

  • Sunflower Art and creations says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful explanation of each method

  • adwhite804 says:

    I thinknthe varnish depends on the piece…
    PS! Stone Coat makes an art resin that is basically the same as art resin, but apparently it has longer working times & a few other we advantages… I havemt recieved either of my orders yet so I honestly cant say…

  • Nalla Miller says:

    Love the resin definitely but I'm too beginner to invest in that just yet hahaha…. Good other options and you've spelled those out very clearly. Thank you!!

  • JMorris Travel LLC says:

    Wonderful Information!

  • Rosie Lune says:

    I love resin, but it is much more expensive and, by experience, much more difficult to work, especially on canvas.
    How do you remove silicone?

  • Kim Heine says:

    Thank you so much! I’m a beginner so I am going to start with the brushed on glossy varnish, because I like what I’ve made so far but it’s not professional looking…yet. Thank you for helping me decide. Without your video I would have made a mistake.

  • Shannanigan’s Art says:

    All ur work is fantastic love the colors!!❤️😊👍

  • Jade Rene says:

    All of them look incredible, however, I personally feel that most buyers and artists would prefer a glass-like resin finished painting! Also, I love the idea of putting cardboard in the back of the painting in order to apply the resin, I never thought about that, I always assumed that you could only apply the resin to a wood cradle canvas? But that isn't really the case, thank you so much, Olga, for all of your helpful tips and techniques!

  • Joylyn Jake says:

    Thank you so much this video really helped me choose a varnish for my paintings! Ive been trying to find a good beginner's varnish! I think i found a varnish 👍🤗

  • Kayelene says:

    this is brilliant!!! thank you so so much!!! ❤️😊

  • SaraHville 1 says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing all of the super helpful information & instructions! Very well presented! I am new to paint pouring (and painting in general), so videos like this are helpful for deciding which products to start with. The comparisons at the end were extremely helpful! Thanks for taking your time on that part!

  • SpaceWalla says:

    The resin gives a beautiful effect but it is so expensive

  • Nicole Whiteduck says:

    My daughter and I use Sargent Art Acrylic Gloss. It can be used as a medium or varnish

  • Raine1105 says:

    Thank you, so very informative and helpful. Absolutely a great video and your presentation perfect. ❤️❤️❤️

  • glen sande says:

    yep, resin is it! then liquitex

  • yasir ali says:

    after a long time on youtube having so much knowledge and learning something new .5Stars for you

  • cardoozie says:

    Thank you for taking the time to produce this. It was very helpful.

  • Robin Engelbeck says:

    I heard a heat gun really helps with taking tape off of the back your art when using resin. just soften a little and peel it right off.

  • Tami W says:

    Definitely prefer the resin then the liquitex for year round art protection. No need for respirators when sealing indoors in my northern winters. Your vid helped show the pros and cons for all sealer options.

  • JanDia says:

    I learned so much and you explained and showed so clearly. Very informative. Thank you Olga!

  • james thetruth says:

    Great video Olga!! Resin is the only way to go for myself, if you wipe some petroleum jelly on the backside carefully, the dried resin comes off easily, just a great time saver! Love your work!!😎

  • Fatima Elragaig says:

    This is the best video , thank you so much for sharing your knowledge .

  • Lucidar7 says:

    Great Video. I like the epoxy the best.

  • London59 says:

    Great information. So well presented. Thank you!

  • Shannonbishop Shannonbishop says:

    thank you wonderful informative clearly presented

  • Peter Blair says:

    Great video and some super ideas, thanks. One question though. Early on you say that I need to remove all the silicone but I can't seem to find how you suggest I do that?

  • Bmidd says:

    Excellent video Olga, so informative and useful! Your channel is fantastic creating beautiful art and giving very clear informative instruction giving beginners the inspiration and confidence to try this ourselves. Thank you so much! 👏🤩👍 Peace and respect, Ben

  • Nahla Alazzawi says:

    That’s Great thank you for these information

  • Kristie Matt says:

    Resin is the best! 😊

  • Sheila Wakileh says:

    Just used the poly on my white cabinets…now I have yellow streaks 😫😤

  • Debz Lewis says:

    Thank you so much for this video. I have invested in SO many different finishing products and haven't the nerve to try any yet 🙂 This is brilliant. Also SO grateful for the canvas cleaning part. What would you use for this prior to finishing? I love your incredible artwork so thank you. Keep up the brilliant work. Love from the UK <3

  • IGOONX says:

    Thank you so much this is so helpful i was always wondering what's the best varnish and this is really helpful 😭💖💖

  • Donald Modaro says:

    Is there a list of all your videos and how to access any one of them on YouTube?

  • Mischievia Rose says:

    What is the best way to clean silicone off your painting?

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