Gamvar Gloss vs Liquitex Gloss Medium: Product Review
Today's post is a short review between Gamblin Gamvar Gloss Varnish and Liquitex Gloss Medium. You can watch both in action in the video below:
@smicysauce REVIEW #liquitexglossvarnish vs #gamvargloss ♬ Ballet song like "Waltz of flowers" _ 5 minutes(965273) - yulu-ism project
To sum, here's an overview:
Liquitex Gloss Medium is a good varnish for the price. It drys fairly quickly and does accentuate color to an extent. The only downside is that it's a thicker varnish, so you do have to be wary of unwanted texture.
Gamvar Gloss, on the other hand, is a very thin gloss, which is rather advantageous in the sense that, "a little goes a long way," and you will have a smooth canvas surface (no unwanted lines/ buildup). It is on the pricier side, but if you watched the video, you can understand why.
Yes, Liquitex brightens the colors of a canvas, but Gamvar does even more so. The only issues I found were that it could be messy to use if I was not careful, and probably best handled using gloves as the varnish will cause your skin to stick otherwise. It also takes at least a full day to dry.
Adjourning, Liquitex is perfect for the beginner-- cheap, drys quickly, undoubtedly executing its purpose. Yet, if I'm being absolutely honest, Gamvar is supreme in every other sense other than drying time. I will certainly be using Gamvar for the rest of my paintings.
But, just don't take my account for it, try it on yourself! You can click either photo to buy.
*side note* I'd love to see your results. On Instagram, tag #artbucketvarnish so I can see your work.
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