Artsian Enhancements - Clear Finish 8 Ounce (will create a satin/glossy)
Clear Finish is a water based, NO VOC, acrylic varnish. But PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE USED WITH WAX! ....Let's repeat that- this does NOT go over wax!
It is WHITE in color, but will dry clear (as long as it is applied in a uniform, thin coat.)
The finish will be satin or glossy depending what you are covering.
If choosing to NOT use wax or using this over Chalk Paint®- this is ideal over the "WHITE" chalk paint® colors.
PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE USED WITH WAX! ....Let's repeat that- this does NOT go over wax!
It also works well over foils, all white colored paints, cabinets or anything you want to have a higher sheen on.
TOPCOAT/VARNISH BRUSH: (Purchase HERE)
It is important to apply using a brush specifically made for "varnishes." This Topcoat/Varnish brush. is handmade in Sweden and is a very high quality lightweight brush. This tool is mostly made with natural bristles but has a light blend of synthetic bristles to lessen the opportunities for brush strokes. A huge benefit of this brush is that it helps you not apply too much Clear Topcoat Sealer or Clear Finish (which many people do when using a fully synthetic brush). It also works well with any other oil based products or stains. Clean up is easy with soap and water.
Clear Finish is a semi-gloss to glossy acrylic sealer. Acrylic finishes are durable and less moisture permeable, but all acrylic coatings are prone to water spotting, discoloration, and staining if spills are not wiped up immediately and left to sit. If spills are left sit on the surface, even if they are just water...discoloration, spotting, and staining can happen. Standard care for Clear Finish is the same as Clear Wax. Spills and condensation should be wiped up immediately to avoid permanent discoloration, spotting, and staining.
(Stains and discoloration are more noticeable in the semi gloss - gloss surfaces because of the sheen change. Especially on lighter colors because of the contrast. Water spotting in more noticeable on darker colors because of the contrast and sheen change.)
For cleaning: Avoid using caustic and abrasive cleaners which will strip the finish. If needed... clean surface with a soft cloth, and ultra mild soap (Bio Savvy Savvy Solution, Method All purpose Cleaner, Mrs.Meyers All purpose - dilute the cleaner to make it as mild as possible, as to not damage the painted finish further) and water. Be sure to wipe back excess moisture from surface with a dry soft cloth and gentle pressure. Avoid abrasion and scrubbing to curtail surface scratches, dulling of the sheen, and accidental stripping.
The dry time is about 30 minutes.
This product is sustainable and natural. So, they are sensitive to harsh chemicals- in case you experiment with other products.
Refrain from cleaning your pieces with traditional chemical cleaners and opt for soap and water or warm moist rags.
This product is NOT sandable- meaning do NOT distress with sandpaper once applied because it will looked scratched.
This container will cover approximately 35 sq ft.