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Jo Sonja Decoupage Varnish

  • Jo Sonja Decoupage Varnish

    Chroma’s Jo Sonja Decoupage Varnish is a heavy-bodied version of Gloss Varnish for artists who wish to finish their projects with a thick, lacquer-like coating. It has been specially formulated for decoupage and collage artists to hide the cut edges of paper.

  • Characteristics
    Use to hide cut edges of paper
    Great as a final topcoat for most mixed media projects
    Apply minimum of 8-10 coats for best results (equivalent to 30-40 coats)
    AP-approved non-toxic
    Hair dryer may be used to speed surface drying.
    Clean up with soap and water
    Available in 250ml bottles
    Approx. coverage: 1 oz = 6 sq ft
  • Techniques
    A coat of Clear Glaze Medium is recommended as a barrier coat prior to varnishing.
    Gently shake the varnish and apply undiluted to the surface. If thinning is necessary for the first coats, add a few drops of Flow Medium, Retarder or Distilled Water to thin slightly. Do not over-dilute.
    Apply Decoupage Varnish in criss-cross motion using a soft but firm brush suitable to surface size.
    Smooth by brushing final strokes in the direction of the wood grain. Avoid overlaps or drips along the edges.
    Allow to air dry a minimum of an hour before applying additional coats. Drying time depends on the number of coats applied, climate and humidity. A hair dryer may be used to speed surface drying. Avoid excessive heat which could cause crazing.
    A minimum of 8 to 10 coats will be required to hide the edges of the paper.
    Allow varnished item to cure a minimum of two weeks before use. Cure time varies due to climate and humidity.
    Not recommended for use over oil based paint or oil based antiquing finishes.

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