How to Make Acrylic Paint Glossy

Step 1

Pour a small amount of varnish onto the paper plate. Dip a clean, dry brush into the varnish.

Step 2

Apply smooth, even brushstrokes to the surface of the acrylic painting, all in the same direction. Do not overlap brushstrokes.

Step 3

Wait for varnish to dry completely. If you want to add a second coat, make your brushstrokes smooth and perpendicular to the first set of strokes.
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