Daler-Rowney Perfix Colourless Fixative is an odourless
aerosol spray that fixes charcoal and pastels.
It couldn’t be easier to use: simply hold the can about 30cm
away from your work and spray on an even coat of fixative.
Specially formulated to reduce smudging and dusting.
Dries rapidly. Supplied in easy application aerosol can.
Modern fixatives are usually alcohol based, and hydrocarbon propelled. Certain manufacturers produce fixatives specified for a certain media only, such as soft pastel fixatives. Modern fixatives are elevated in quality in terms of transparency, colourlessness, age-resistance and UV resistance, which prevents yellowing and fading caused by exposure to light.
Artwork media requiring fixative include drawings done in pencil, charcoal, and pastel. An artist will often fix layers of a work in progress, in order to easily add further layers. Such a technique requires a workable fixative. Fixativ is most commonly available in aerosol sprays. Fixative can also come in a liquid form that can be used from the bottle via a manual spray diffuser. This form is better for one’s lungs and has less of an impact on the environment