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Plastic Varnish

From $18.25 each
Sculptural Arts
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This Vinyl copolymer Sealer/Binder/Extender, may be used like a clear acrylic on stage floors, scenery, exhibits, costumes, masks, properties and crafts.  Plastic Varnish was designed to be extended with water for large area coverage (up to 1200 feet² on non-porous surfaces!).  It dries clear unless colorant is added and wet edges blend easily with no bubbles or overlapping milky streaks.

Plastic Varnish Flat creates a "dead" flat finish, eliminates lighting angle sheen and is ideal for video and film work.  Creates a tough flat finish even capable of reducing sheen on an underlying shiny surface.

Plastic Varnish Gloss creates a tough gloss finish on all types of surfaces.  For a semi-gloss finish, mix with Sculptural Arts Coating's Plastic Varnish Flat.  Create beautiful glazes for faux marble, trompe l'oeil techniques, antiquing, and more!

  • CoverageApproximately 350 feet² per gallon, depending on the porosity of the surface.  On non-porous surfaces 1 gallon may cover up to 1200 feet².
  • TintingTint with Artist's Choice Saturated paints, acrylics, temperas, universal tints or dyes.
  • ThinningDesigned to be diluted, however thinning too much may reduce the flatening effect!
    • Stage FloorsFor smooth surfaces mix 1:2 (Varnish:Water), other surfaces mix 1:1.
    • WallsMix 1:3 (Varnish:Water) to seal and enhance colors
    • GlazesMix 3:1:1 (Varnish:Water:Colorant)
  • Surface PreparationAll surfaces must be clean and free of oil, wax, dust, scaling paint, rust and other contaminates.  Surfaces should be completely dry prior to application.
  • ApplicationPlastic Varnish may be applied by brush, roller, pad applicator, sponge or sprayer.  Stir thoroughly.
  • Average Dry TimeUnder normal conditions, dries in minutes.  Walkable after 2 hours.  Non-tack (hardest finish) after 3-4 days.  Low temperatures, high humidity, poor ventilation, may increase drying time.  DO NOT STICK ON ADHESIVE TAPES UNTIL SURFACES ARE TOTALLY CURED.
  • Clean-upSoap and water
  • CAUTIONSUse adequate ventilation.  Close container after each use.  Do not apply when surface or air temperature is below 45F.  Store between 50F - 100F.  Do not take internally.  Avoid breathing Spray mist.  Keep from freezing.  KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.  DO NOT MIX THIS WATER BASED VARNISH WITH OIL.
  • Directions are as complete as possible, but can not encompass all conditions, applications, techniques and /or surfaces which are beyond our control.  The user must determine the suitability of this product for his or her particular application(s) and accepts full responsibility of that determination and responsibility for any consequential damages should they arise.  The Manufacturer and Seller make no warranty expressed or implied and accept no responsibility other than replacement of product.
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ManufacturerSculptural Arts
Our SKU58-7600
Box L x W x H6.56" x 6.56" x 7.5"
  • 216.68
  • 06-2015
  • Apr. 10th, 2018
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