This weekend at ArtWaves Toronto, many people asked about the varnish I am using on my pieces. I have recently discovered a great DecoArt varnish called Soft-Touch Varnish. It is part of their Media series. I am absolutely IN LOVE with it!!


It’s for interior or exterior use. Waterbased of course, and although it looks milky it dries clear. It’s quite thick and it’s fast drying.

I put it on with a sponge brush. The wide mouth jar is great for that. I usually put on 2-3 coats letting it dry in between. No wet sanding or anything like that.

I am loving that it brings out the best of the paint like all varnishes do, but has a gorgeous and luxurious finish that is completely matte. It invites you in to touch it……and it is so soft and smooth when you do. It’s extremely durable so I wasn’t worried when people touched it but because it’s so soft and smooth we naturally seem to stroke it lightly……like a kitten! 🙂

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