What Kind Of Varnish Goes Over Painted Wood? (With Pictures)

Homeowners can read our case studies showing how we transform tired wooden kitchens & furniture with beautiful hand-painted finishes. Yes, Dulux Trade Interior Varnish is a solvent-based polyurethane varnish for the decoration and protection of most interior surfaces. Your local building codes may restrict the application of paint within a certain distance from the firebox. Yes, the paint itself is safe to use on furniture destined for baby and child use. And Ron, Spar Urethane is intended for outdoor use and contains a higher amount of solids. If you’re determined to stick with minwax, the water based finish with the blue label is acrylic. For every one piece I find that was painted nicely with CP I run into about 20 that look like crap.

I read all the hype and ventured to a local place that sold chalk painted furniture to see if it was a finish I would tolerate. Roughing the surface should break the chemical bond the varnish has with the wood, and makes it easier to paint over without having to worry about the new paint peeling. I like white color and what kind of paint is good if I spill water on painted kitchen table.

Brushing varnish is probably the most widely useful method, but when possible I’d recommend upgrading to using a disposable foam brush” and thin the varnish slightly so it’s more of a liquid than a gel. I don’t really know how to put this delicately, so I’ll just say it. I don’t like the finish you get with Chalk Paint. But if you can still see the haze, wipe off the varnish with a rag so it doesn’t dry on the surface. Old White or Pure White Chalk Paint for your stencil and lacquer by Annie Sloan to seal as this is a sealer made for painted floors. Use the medium-grit sanding block to rough up all surfaces you are going to paint.

Artisan Gloss, Matt or Satin Varnishes : These varnishes are formulated avoiding conventional solvents, ideal for communal studios or those needing to avoid hazardous solvents. I first used Rust-Oleum RO0070014X1 Classic Smooth Touch Flat Matt Finish Paint – Parent , and followed with Polyvine as I wanted a really tough and durable finish. Oh and you can always dilute the varnish a bit to help it flow a little better when brushing, so keep that in mind.

Make sure your can of paint is good n’ mixed (you can set it upside down for a while…or use a wooden paint stirrer). Before applying resin I used UV Archival Satin protector so my paint doesnt get vanish(already tested without UV Archival and it did get vanished). It was pointed out to me that spray paint is dangerous to inhale and I didn’t mention safety precautions. Hi I am rather confused and hoping you can help me. I have a gorgeous old antique dresser that has a shiny wood veneer on top with a hardwood underneath.

Start by cutting in the edges with a brush, then use a brush or roller to work your way towards the door so you aren’t painted into a corner. Dark colors can also cause natural resins or sap in the wood to migrate or be drawn out, which can in turn cause paint to peel. If you’ve got a piece of furniture you want to paint and it’s going to get some serious use, you need oil based paint. Strip the stubborn areas” using the Plascon Removall All Purpose Paint Remover (RRA 220) apply to stubborn PVA surfaces” and allow to react for 1 hour before scrapping the paint off.

The flag design is a combo of chalk & reg paint, and the sides and back are raw wood. Well, you know what, I like wood grain, so I wouldn’t want to be painting stuff AT ALL – with anything. A crystal clear, ultra fast-drying protective topcoat that protects and adds beauty to interior wood surfaces. I also don’t get” the shabby chic thing…it really is just shabby unless it hangs on a wall as art or the like, or is actually old and worn beautifully…like a dining table made from recycled barn wood. I also want to repaint the rest of the house, but don’t know whether the paint is enamel or water-based. To get an idea of how much you can wipe a damp cloth across the surface of the bare wood.


This is not a product that we sell as yet, but having looked at the details in our Ronseal Information pack I can see that this product is a durable and protective Wax that works like a Varnish against knocks and scratches. Temperature: experts recommend working at room temperature.” After having painted furniture both outside and inside, I much prefer working indoors.

A. The remedy is to strip back to bare and prime with two coats of Resene Aluminium Wood Primer then apply the waterborne topcoats. I was thinking would it be best to give the gloss paint a sanding down with fine sandpaper or wire wool before i apply the varnish. My only concern is that I am unable to put a UV varnish spray on before applying the Ultra Glo because the varnish will keep my image from going transparent. When paint dries, you can touch or re-coat it. But, it should be known that paint is not completely dry until it is cured”.

Once painted with Bulls Eye 1-2-3, then the first coat of milk paint should mixed with Ultra Bond. Don’t over distress – many finishes are best when just a little bit of paint is evenly rubbed away all over. If you’re using untreated wood, fill any splits and cracks with wood filler of the same color. If it were us, we would put new veneer on top (you can buy rolls of wood veneer at your home improvement store). A. To prevent corrosion we use anti-corrosive pigments and this does not allow paint to be formulated as clear. In your situation with a heavy texture two coats will be required to avoid misses in the applied paint film.

Spar varnish (also called marine varnish) was originally intended for use on ship or boat spars , to protect the timber from the effects of sea and weather. Whatever product you want to use, as a general rule you will have to completely remove any existing varnish, waxes, oils, wood stains, dust, dirt, grease, uneven areas and sticky stuff before applying wood varnish.

Acrylic is clear, and is the same resin used for plexiglass, such as the windows around a hockey rink. It’s hard to know about the veneer without seeing it. If it’s just a few corners here and there, I would just squeeze some wood glue in there and put a clamp on it to fix the veneer curling up. If you tear the veneer off the faces of all your cabinets, you might have a bigger project than what you bargained for.

I would recommend using the Manns Pine Wood Stain to get the differing colours/tones that you are looking for. Annie Sloan’s oval Pure Bristle Brushes are excellent for applying both Chalk Paint® decorative paint and Annie Sloan Soft Wax. Low-gloss or satin finish is for retaining the older look of the paint, or for more of an antique finish. Any peeling or flaking areas must be removed and any bare timber thoroughly sanded back to clean, bright wood. I need something forgiving, that will work over acrylic paint, and that looks like a clear candy shell when I’m done.

We have a great blog about how to get a the best white finishes that is worth looking at, -/blog/beautiful-interior-white-wood-finishes-for-dreamy-interiors/ and I can recommend a few products to consider such as Ronseal Diamond Floor Paint or Osmo Polyx Oil Tints is an oil based product that will colour and protect in one. And yes the oil based poly will bring a bit of an amber color with it. But most folks like the warmth the finish brings to the wood. As the wax is applied these solvents evaporate leaving the carnauba to set hard and seal the porous paint surface as it cures.

What we seek to do is to select a roller sleeve for the paint type being used to avoid entrained air and tipping off then can attenuate some of the roller stipple to give a finish with minimal orange peel appearance. We were admiring the beautiful finish on a sample door at Lowe’s and the salesman said it was so nice because they had used Sherwin-Williams sanding sealer after the stain and then used spar urethane. PROPRIETARY ADDITIVES: We can assume that vanish manufactures add things to their varnish to improve certain properties that they want to modify. I am actually working on the inside of our horse barn so am dealing with a LOT of wood.

Skip the above preparation steps and choose to strip the varnish from the furniture. Stripping paint takes more time and patience, but you will not have to worry about new paint chipping because there is varnish underneath. Without scraping away the debris and loose paint, the surface will bubble and have a large number of imperfections when a coat of paint is applied. As a finish I bought the varnish from Hobby Lobby made for use with chalk paint.