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Varnishes, Gloss, Sealers

Gloss, satin and matt craft varnishes & sealers 

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Protection or Shine For Craft Projects

Whether you want to protect, preserve, prime, basecoat, varnish, finish or seal your craft project, there are a great selection of low-cost options in the DecoArt range. 

Brush-on, spray or dip options are available.  Protect painted surfaces indoors or outdoors with a range of durable, waterproof, quick-drying, non-yellowing varnishes, sealers or topcoats.

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Click on the following link to find out more about our DECOUPAGE glosses, glues, adhesives, varnishes, sealers, topcoats, basecoats and other finishes - also suitable for use on a variety of surfaces.

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CLDA DS19-8OZ - DuraClear Gloss Varnish:  Brush-on polyurethane, non-yellowing varnish that forms a tough, flexible, clear finish.  Dries quickly. Can be used on most hard craft surfaces, both interior and exterior. Available in satin, gloss and matte varnishes in both 2 oz. and 8 oz. sizes. Apply on Wood, Plaster, Tin, Resins, Ceramic bisque, Papier Mache, Terracotta, and Plastic. Durable, non-yellowing, non-toxic. Forms a weatherproof, protective seal on both indoor and outdoor surfaces.  Protects surfaces from chemicals such as alcohol and resists water stains or rings. Won't puddle. Brush strokes won't show. No smelly fumes. Clean up with soap and water. Can be used for decoupage crafts.

CLDA DS60-8OZ - DuraClear Matte Varnish:  Brush-on polyurethane, non-yellowing varnish that forms a tough, flexible, clear finish.  Dries quickly. Can be used on most hard craft surfaces, both interior and exterior. Available in satin, gloss and matte varnishes in both 2 oz. and 8 oz. sizes. Apply on Wood, Plaster, Tin, Resins, Ceramic bisque, Papier Mache, Terracotta, Plastic. Durable, non-yellowing, non-toxic. Forms a weatherproof, protective seal on both indoor and outdoor surfaces.  Protects surfaces from chemicals such as alcohol and resists water stains or rings. Won't puddle. Brush strokes won't show. No smelly fumes. Clean up with soap and water. Can be used for decoupage crafts. 

CLDA TG01-2OZ - Decoart Triple Thick Brush Gloss:  Triple Thick Gloss Glaze is ideal for adding a glazed ceramic look to a variety of hard craft surfaces. Because it is extra-thick, only one coat is needed for most surfaces. Can be applied on Wood, Wicker, Plaster, Papier Mache, Resins, Painted china, Pre-primed metal, Pinecones, Jewellery, Bisque, Artificial Flowers and more.  Goes on smoothly with no stroke marks.  Finish results provide the illusion of depth and creates a glazed ceramic look. Resists cracking.

CLDA TG01-6OZ - DecoArt Triple Thick Spray Gloss:  Quick drying aerosol spray with a fine mist varnish.  Triple Thick Gloss Glaze is ideal for adding a glazed ceramic look to a variety of hard craft surfaces. Because it is extra-thick, only one coat is needed for most surfaces. Can be applied on Wood, Wicker, Plaster, Papier Mache, Resins, Painted china, Pre-primed metal, Pinecones, Jewellery, Bisque, Artificial Flowers and more.  Goes on smoothly with no stroke marks.  Finish results provide the illusion of depth and creates a glazed ceramic look. Resists cracking.

CLDA TG01-8OZ - DecoArt Triple Thick Brush Gloss:  Triple Thick Gloss Glaze is ideal for adding a glazed ceramic look to a variety of hard craft surfaces. Because it is extra-thick, only one coat is needed for most surfaces. Can be applied on Wood, Wicker, Plaster, Papier Mache, Resins, Painted china, Pre-primed metal, Pinecones, Jewellery, Bisque, Artificial Flowers and more.  Goes on smoothly with no stroke marks.  Finish results provide the illusion of depth and creates a glazed ceramic look. Resists cracking.

CLDAS12/12 - Americana Gloss Varnish Spray - 12oz:  Americana Spray Sealer is an aerosol acrylic sealer/finisher in a clear, protective, non-yellowing, weatherproof coating which provides permanent protection for all painted finishes. Use on Wood, Papier Mache, Metal, Glass, Paper, Plaster.  Fast drying. Low odour. Fine-mist spray. Colours are intensified with clear depth and given a matte or glossy appearance with a single application. This product can also be used as an IMAGE TRANSFER MEDIUM.  Click on link to see short instructional video by Andy Skinner.

CLDAS13/12 - Americana Matt Varnish Spray - 12oz:   Americana Spray Sealer is an aerosol acrylic sealer/finisher in a clear, protective, non-yellowing, weatherproof coating which provides permanent protection for all painted finishes. Use on Wood, Papier Mache, Metal, Glass, Paper, Plaster.  Fast drying. Low odour. Fine-mist spray. Colours are intensified with clear depth and given a matte or glossy appearance with a single application.

CLDS19-2OZ - DecoArt Duraclear Gloss:  Brush-on polyurethane, non-yellowing varnish that forms a tough, flexible, clear finish.  Dries quickly. Can be used on most hard craft surfaces, both interior and exterior. Available in satin, gloss and matte varnishes in both 2 oz. and 8 oz. sizes. Apply on Wood, Plaster, Tin, Resins, Ceramic bisque, Papier Mache, Terracotta, and Plastic. Durable, non-yellowing, non-toxic. Forms a weatherproof, protective seal on both indoor and outdoor surfaces.  Protects surfaces from chemicals such as alcohol and resists water stains or rings. Won't puddle. Brush strokes won't show. No smelly fumes. Clean up with soap and water. Can be used for decoupage crafts.

CLDS21-2OZ - DecoArt Duraclear Satin:  Brush-on polyurethane, non-yellowing varnish that forms a tough, flexible, clear finish.  Dries quickly. Can be used on most hard craft surfaces, both interior and exterior. Available in satin, gloss and matte varnishes in both 2 oz. and 8 oz. sizes. Apply on Wood, Plaster, Tin, Resins, Ceramic bisque, Papier Mache, Terracotta, and Plastic. Durable, non-yellowing, non-toxic. Forms a weatherproof, protective seal on both indoor and outdoor surfaces.  Protects surfaces from chemicals such as alcohol and resists water stains or rings. Won't puddle. Brush strokes won't show. No smelly fumes. Clean up with soap and water. Can be used for decoupage crafts.

CLDS21-8OZ - DecoArt Duraclear Satin:  Brush-on polyurethane, non-yellowing varnish that forms a tough, flexible, clear finish.  Dries quickly. Can be used on most hard craft surfaces, both interior and exterior. Available in satin, gloss and matte varnishes in both 2 oz. and 8 oz. sizes. Apply on Wood, Plaster, Tin, Resins, Ceramic bisque, Papier Mache, Terracotta, and Plastic. Durable, non-yellowing, non-toxic. Forms a weatherproof, protective seal on both indoor and outdoor surfaces.  Protects surfaces from chemicals such as alcohol and resists water stains or rings. Won't puddle. Brush strokes won't show. No smelly fumes. Clean up with soap and water. Can be used for decoupage crafts.

CLDS32-0OZ - DecoArt StarLite Topcoat 2oz:  Star Lite Brush-on Varnish is a soft, glittering topcoat that adds sparkle to a variety of surfaces from wood to paper.  Star Lite Varnish can be used as a topcoat for any acrylic paint. It dries to a crystal clear, glittering finish. Use on Wood, Tin, Ceramic bisque, Plaster, Papier Mache, Walls, Polymer clay, Styrofoam,  Gift cards, Paper bags, Resins, Watercolour paper etc.   Soap and water clean-up.  Non-toxic.

CLDS16 - Wood Sealer DecoArt Mediums 2oz:  Americana brush-on Wood Sealer is a thin viscosity sealer that penetrates the wood for an excellent seal without raising the grain. Use on Wood, Papier Mache, Resins etc.  Thinner viscosity allows the sealer to penetrate wood for an excellent seal without raising the grain.  Fast drying, safe, non-toxic. Soap and water cleanup.  Can be mixed with Americana Acrylics to basecoat and seal in one easy step.

CLDS17 Multi-Purpose Sealer DecoArt Med 2oz:  The ideal sealer designed to adhere to all surfaces for indoor and outdoor use. Its superior adhesiveness, smoothness and durability allow it to be used on virtually any hard, paintable surface. Dries to a clear finish. Wood, Metal, Glass, Glazed ceramics, Terracotta, Plaster.  Adhesive, smooth and durable.  Non-toxic.  For outdoor surfaces, can be mixed into paint with no varnishing necessary.  Thin with water for more absorbent surfaces. For slick metal surfaces, clean and scuff to a rough finish with fine sandpaper or a scourer before applying. For metal and tin surfaces, make sure surface is clean before applying to allow for maximum adhesion. For glazed ceramics or glass, apply one coat to surface before painting, or mix equal parts paint and sealer together before painting. For wood, apply one smooth, even coat.

CLDS17-8OZ - Multi-Purpose Sealer DecoArt Med 8oz:  The ideal sealer designed to adhere to all surfaces for indoor and outdoor use. Its superior adhesiveness, smoothness and durability allow it to be used on virtually any hard, paintable surface. Dries to a clear finish. Wood, Metal, Glass, Glazed ceramics, Terracotta, Plaster.  Adhesive, smooth and durable.  Non-toxic.  For outdoor surfaces, can be mixed into paint with no varnishing necessary.  Thin with water for more absorbent surfaces. For slick metal surfaces, clean and scuff to a rough finish with fine sandpaper or a scourer before applying. For metal and tin surfaces, make sure surface is clean before applying to allow for maximum adhesion. For glazed ceramics or glass, apply one coat to surface before painting, or mix equal parts paint and sealer together before painting. For wood, apply one smooth, even coat.

CLDS18 - DecoArt Faux Glazing Medium 2oz.  A quick-drying medium for faux finishing & glazing. Mix with acrylics for glazing on walls furniture & card craft surfaces. Add colour for a tinted finish.

CLDA DS101-4OZ - Decoupage Sealer/Glue Gloss 4OZ:  All-in-one product. Use as a sealer, glue, and/or finish. Use for all types of collage, decoupage, mixed media, puzzle preserving, and more. Available in gloss and matte finish. Seals paper to cardboard, paper Mache, wood, terracotta, canvas, glass, plaster, foam, fabric and more.  Low odour. Quick and easy to use. Fast drying and durable.  Dries clear. Safe, non-toxic. Soap and water clean-up.

CLDA DS106-4OZ - Decoupage Sealer/Glue/Matte 4oz:  All-in-one product. Use as a sealer, glue, and/or finish. Use for all types of collage, decoupage, mixed media, puzzle preserving, and more. Available in gloss and matte finish. Seals paper to cardboard, paper Mache, wood, terracotta, canvas, glass, plaster, foam, fabric and more.  Low odour. Quick and easy to use. Fast drying and durable.  Dries clear. Safe, non-toxic. Soap and water clean-up.

CLDA TXFP06-10OZ Gesso Texture Medium:  DecoArt Gesso is a ready-mixed acrylic primer providing a perfect painting ground for a variety of surfaces. Gesso is bright white and dries to a matte sheen. Apply to canvas, wood, paper etc. as a primer. May be sanded between coats for smooth finish. Use under collages and altered art to provide body for heavy embellishment. Use when creating art journals. Apply on paper to add extra strength and prevent paints from seeping through. Tint Gesso with Americana or Crafter's acrylic to enhance painting ground. Stamp or stencil images on surface.

DecoArt Artists Traditions

CLDATM03-3OZ - Multi-Surface Sealer -Traditions Artist:  This is a pure, clear resin acrylic medium with remarkable sealing and adhesive properties. Multi-Surface Sealer is a wonderful medium that allows safe painting on many different surfaces.

CLDATM03-8OZ - Multi-Surface Sealer-Traditions Artist:  This is a pure, clear resin acrylic medium with remarkable sealing and adhesive properties. Multi-Surface Sealer is a wonderful medium that allows safe painting on many different surfaces.

CLDATM04-3OZ - Satin Varnish -Traditions Artist Range:  A resin-based polyurethane varnish that provides the hardest acrylic finish available for indoor and outdoor surfaces. This varnish is easy to apply and provides fantastic protection artwork, paintings and craft projects in just a few coats.

CLDATM04-8OZ - Satin Varnish-Traditions Artist Range:  A resin-based polyurethane varnish that provides the hardest acrylic finish available for indoor and outdoor surfaces. This varnish is easy to apply and provides fantastic protection artwork, paintings and craft projects in just a few coats.

CLDATM09-18OZ - Cork Sealer -Traditions Artist Range:  A sealer designed for use over tan or black cork to help prevent it from absorbing water.

CLDATM01-3OZ - Glazing Medium -Traditions Artist Range:  Designed to give more depth to paintings. Adding Glazing Medium to paint will keep pigments separate from each other when water evaporates. Glazing Medium can also be used in stains, barrier coats, antiquing, tinting, etc.  It can also be used for thinning Traditions Acrylic paint to create transparency.

CLDATM01-8OZ - Glazing Medium -Traditions Artist Range:  Designed to give more depth to paintings. Adding Glazing Medium to paint will keep pigments separate from each other when water evaporates. Glazing Medium can also be used in stains, barrier coats, antiquing, tinting, etc.  It can also be used for thinning Traditions Acrylic paint to create transparency.

FOOD Safe Varnish/Sealant: 

Decopatch make the following statement in their 2014 catalogue:  "The satin sealants (VA90 & VA180A) are food contact compliant as it provides perfect isolation between food and the decorated object. It protects against, heat, moisture and even detergents. Aquapro is water-based and safe for children aged 3 & over." This varnish is available in three finishes (ultra matte, satin, ultra-glossy) so it appears that only the satin options are categorised as food-safe.

CLDPVA180B - Aquapro Professional Satin Varnish 180ml /CLDPVA180B OLD - Aquapro Professional Satin Varnish 180ml. Provides a protective coating with a lustrous finish. It is non-irritating and doesn’t smell. Water based, colorless & acid free. Once it’s dry & varnished Decopatch paper can safely come into contact with food. Wait 1 hour between 2 coats. Clean brushes with water. Store varnish bottle at room temperature. Sold Individually in 180ml pot.

CLDPVA90B - Aquapro Professional Satin Varnish 90ml / CLDPVA90B OLD - Aquapro Professional Satin Varnish 90ml / CLDPVA90B YEL - Aquapro Professional Satin Varnish 90ml.  Provides a protective coating with a lustrous finish. It is non-irritating and doesn’t smell. Water based, colorless & acid free. Once it’s dry & varnished Decopatch paper can safely come into contact with food. Wait 1 hour between 2 coats. Clean brushes with water. Store varnish bottle at room temperature. Sold Individually in 90ml pot.

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