pure acrylic polymer with UV absorber, odour-free solvent, propellant gas without CFC, transparent colourless, archival quality (resoluble), abrasion resistant, waterproof, lightfast, age resistant, non-yellowing, can be painted over
Lascaux UV Protect is a professional archival spray for the purpose of providing artwork with a lightfast seal when brushstrokes from a varnish application are not wanted. It is therefore especially good for use on raw and relief-like surfaces as well as on flat, monochrome ones. UV Protect can not only be used on all Lascaux paints but also on works done in oil, tempera, watercolours and pastells as well. In addition, this varnish has also been successfully applied to drawings, ink-jet prints, photographs and photo copies. Lascaux UV Protect is also found being used for conservation purposes and in restauration work.
Pre-tests should be made before spraying it on thinly applied water soluble paints. UV Protect must be evenly sprayed in thin coats from a distance of 20 to 30 cm using a circular motion. Every coat must be allowed a short drying time before adding the next coat. The thicker the varnish layer, the higher the degree of UV protection. UV Protect must not be applied under cold and moist conditions.
The term "archival" means that the varnish layer can be removed (resoluble). That can sometimes be necessary when a surface is extremely dirty or has been damaged.