After two days, the varnish on my acrylic painting still feels sticky - how can I correct this?

Answer

Usually, acrylic varnish dries pretty quickly. However, I varnished some oil paintings with a varnish that was suitable for acrylics and oils, and it was sticky for longer than a week.

My only suggestion would be to wait and let it dry. It will dry at some point.

You may be able to accelerate the drying time a bit by keeping it in a warm (not humid) environment, or by using a hairdryer, but I would not touch the varnish or try to remove it while sticky.

Updated on April 10, 2018

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Best Varnishing Techniques for Acrylic Paintings
By Robie Benve
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