Artisan 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 and how many coats you apply. the more coats- the shinier the finish will become.
If choosing to NOT use wax or using this over Chalk Paint®- this is the ideal top coat to use 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.)
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.
ONGOING MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
SURFACES SEALED WITH CLEAR FINISH:
Painted decorative finishes should be protected
to maintain durability during use. Table tops needs to be protected with a heat mat,
placemats, and coasters.
For cleaning, spills and condensation should
be wiped up immediately with a soft dry cloth, such as microfiber, to avoid
permanent water spotting/stains and abrasion. Abrasion can lead to dulling of
gloss finish and accidentally stripping of the finish overtime. If spills
require more than a dry cloth, a damp cloth and a very mild soap can be used if
necessary. Do not soak cloths or let water pool on surface - over wetting can
lead to permanent water spotting.
For cleaners we recommend diluting a mild general
cleaner. Some people use all purpose "Method" cleaner
which is a non-toxic and biodegradable cleaner that is more readily available
for consumers but... we always recommend diluting to be on the safe side.
Avoid bleach/caustic/abrasive/chemical solvent
cleaners that can strip varnishes or lead to permanent discoloration.