Liquitex Acrylic Varnish is used as a final finish for acrylic paintings or flexible painted surfaces. Liquitex acrylic varnishes are permanent and highly durable for superior protection, and have a fluid viscosity for easy application. They are water-resistant, flexible and non-yellowing when dry. Gloss will provide the highest brilliance and clarity. Satin reduced sheen to a moderate amount between gloss and matte. Matte varnish will totally remove sheen and will also reduce clarity and brilliance slightly. Matte varnish can be mixed with a polymer medium to control surface sheen to any degree between matte and high gloss.