Why You Should Varnish Paintings

Why You Should Varnish Paintings

Why You Should Varnish Paintings
Date: March 16th, 2019
Running Time: 4:18

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"Why You Should Varnish Paintings" is the 4th episode of How To on MalMakes. In this episode, Mal briefly goes over how to varnish a painting, but primarily discusses why it's a good idea to do so.


  • Canvas: 18x24 Gessoed in white
  • Favorite Brushes: Blick Studio, Liquitex Basic, and Simply Simmons
  • Paint:
    • Golden Heavy Body Acrylic in: Mars Black, Titanium White, Primary Magenta, Primary Cyan, Primary Yellow, (optional) Introductory Color Set
    • Golden High Flow Acrylic in Titanium White
  • Specialty Items: Golden glazing liquid, palette knife, palette, Chalk pastel pencil, T-square, Molotow marker, fine mist spray bottle


  • The painting used in this video is "Bonneton", Mal's painting based on Super Mario Odyssey.
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