What is the best varnish to use over chalk paint?

What is the best varnish to use over chalk paint?

Polyurethane. Polyurethane is a clear liquid oil-based topcoat. It is applied with a brush or is sprayed on, and typically provides the most durable finish, making it the best suited for high traffic, water-prone objects.

Can you put varnish over chalk paint?

It’s worth mentioning that when applying a clear wax or varnish over chalk paint, it will likely alter the chalk paint colour to some degree. This is especially so with white finishes. Applying a clear coat over a white finish tends to make it turn yellowy, giving it an aged or Victorian look.

Can you polyurethane over chalk paint?

Yes, you can apply oil polyurethane over chalk paint. Polyurethane will leave your surface looking glossy, although not as shiny as other topcoats do. However, you might want to use a water-based formula for better results.

Can you use any varnish over chalk paint?

How do you varnish over chalk paint?

The important thing is to completely seal your piece so no water can get in and damage your paintwork.

  1. Stir Chalk Paint® Lacquer well before starting and regularly during use.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Lacquer.
  3. Allow to dry for 1-2 hours.
  4. For added durability, add a second thin coat in the same way as the first.

Can you put varnish over furniture paint?

Varnish will not adhere properly to oil-based paint without first adding a primer. If you’re dealing with an older painted surface, the paint is often oil-based. If the paint rubs off, it’s likely oil-based and requires a water-based primer before applying varnish.

Can I put clear varnish over chalk paint?

Can clear varnish be applied over chalk paint?

For projects that need even more protection than wax can offer, use our polyacrylic varnish, Chalk Paint® Lacquer. Apply it with a brush or roller – either is fine. Use a brush or roller, working methodically to make sure every part is varnished. To help it go on evenly, you can dilute Lacquer with 10% water.

Do I need to seal chalkboard paint?

The first reason is to seal a porous surface (such as a painted chalkboard) so that you can easily erase your liquid chalk markers. A single coat should do if you are sealing over top of your chalk markers so they can’t be erased. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the spray can.

Can varnish be applied over chalk paint?