Chalk Paint® Lacquer - the original lacquer (interior only); matte water-based varnish
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Please note that this is the original formula of the Lacquer that is interior-only, and once we sell through stock this will be discontinued. If you need the new exterior and UV-grade Lacquers, see our other product listing!
Annie Sloan's Lacquer is a clear varnish intended for floors and other heavily-used surfaces. To be applied with a smooth brush or roller over Chalk Paint® for a matte and durable finish. Make sure your paint has thoroughly dried (often we like to wait overnight). Then first coat of Lacquer may be thinned a bit with water to ensure quick and even application. You can apply your second coat of Lacquer within 2 hours of the first coat drying, and apply this coat full-strength.
As with all varnishes, please make sure you are not back-brushing the product because that will create uneven flashing/ sheen levels. If working on a large project that calls for many cans of Lacquer, make sure they are either from the same batch number OR batch/mix them together to precaution that they will end up creating the same finish. Not to be used over other finishes like waxes, polys, etc, and interior use only. Will often yellow/ warm Pure White.
We highly encourage that no matter the surface, your first coat should always be a clear shellac to seal in any stains from wood underneath. Without this, any varnish (not just Annie Sloan's Lacquer) can reach through and under to pull up stains or tannins from the wood. If in doubt, always test your surface before applying all over!