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Sealing Your Painted Furniture

I have had a lot of bad experiences with topcoats. Polyurethanes, varnishes, waxes, you name it. I have battled brush strokes and sheen. I have had them bubble and peel. I have found drips and hairs dried in them. Yet, I find them a necessary evil. I want the furniture I sell to be durable for my clients,
so I use them.
Over the years, I have found some products that I like more than others. I also have become somewhat better at applying them. Yet, I am always looking out for a new product, hoping to discover something that will be easy to use and dry to a beautiful finish. Well, I found it.
I tried Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish for the first time on my French script dresser. It was the best top coat I have ever used. Better and easier than waxes even.
Here are the tools to prep your painted piece for a topcoat.
Application was easy. No drips and easy to brush back through. More details on my blog.
I brushed on and used two coats.
Dried with no sheen and with no brush marks. A perfect finish. Absolute must have if you paint furniture.

To see more: http://tweakandstyleblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/sealing-your-painted-furniture-with.html

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  • Kelley MacKay
    Kelley MacKay Anna, TX
    on Dec 4, 2015

    I have not tried the MM but you should check out Polyvine Wax Varnish. The dead flat has wax feel. I apply with a sponge. Love the results

    • Debbie
      Debbie Sykesville, MD
      on Dec 4, 2015

      I'll have look that product up. Great to hear about new products but I am definitely a fan of mm!

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