• Colour Expert since 1899
  • 10 Exclusive Brands
  • Let's Empower Creativity

Royal Talens respects the privacy of your information

We use functional cookies to anonymously analyse your use of our website so that you get a flawless and optimized website. Via personalization cookies we can adjust the website to your preferences and behavior.

If you want to know more about which cookies we place or if you want to reset it, go to our cookie page and privacy statement.

Functional cookies ensure that you get an error-free and optimized website.
These cookies are used to tailor advertisements to your interests, both on royaltalens.com and on other websites. They also offer the possibility of making newsletters relevant to you personally.
Social media cookies ensure that you can post comments and share information with your friends and / or your network.
Taking care of your watercolourpaper
Paper

Taking care of your watercolourpaper

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Paper is a fragile medium and should be well cared for, both while working and after your artwork is finished. Watercolours can be varnished. In addition to providing a protective layer, the varnish can also add a bit of shine to your work.

Varnish helps you protect your work from moisture and dirt. You can also choose not to varnish your work, and instead place it in a frame with UV-resistant glass. If you plan to varnish your work, use the Talens 680 Protecting Spray, which prevents the paint from smearing, as watercolour paint is not waterproof.

If you are going to work with a lot of water, it is wise to add a small amount of Talens 008 Arabic Gum to preserve your paint film.

Expert tip

HOW TO USE

Paper needs to be free of grease if you want the watercolour paint to adhere well. With Talens 051 Ox Gall you can create a grease-free surface, optimising the adhesive properties of your watercolours.

Picture left: Beading paint on greasy fingerprint.

Picture right: Using Ox Gall.

HOW TO USE Expert tip

Download the Paperguide