Matt Varnish and Shellac and Stain


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Grand Illusions Vintage Paint does leave a matt durable finish. However it is recommended for highly used items of furniture, such as tables, that a coat of water based matt varnish is applied. The 'Simply Varnish' comes in 500ml. 

Vintage Paint can be applied to any surface but on waxed surfaces it is recommended that the wax is removed using sugar soap or methylated spirits and then a coat of Shellac be applied prior to paint. This will ensure maximum durability and adherence. Similarly, use the 'Simply Shellac' to seal knots in new Pine or to treat stained or oily timber to prevent them from emerging through the paint later. This is a spirit based product and should be cleaned with methylated spirits. 250ml bottles.

The stain is a water based antique pine colour stain. Its use is recommended on new wood surfaces such as pine, so that when you want to apply an ageing paint technique you see what looks like 'old timber' showing through, not new white wood. After application and before painting you must apply 2 coats of shellac to seal the stain from the paint (the stain may discolour the paint otherwise). 500ml bottles.

Varnish weighs 550 grams

Shellac weighs 250 grams

Stain weighs 550 grams

From £8.95