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DecoArt Americana Decor 8-oz. Soft Touch Varnish


Americana Decor 8-oz. Soft Touch Varnish

$1398 /each
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Product Overview

Achieving a vintage, time-worn look is simple if you start with the right paint.  With Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint, creating beautiful home decor and furniture pieces does not require skills or hours of training.  Make store-bought pieces or flea market finds look like they came from a European estate sale or a French countryside cottage by using Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.

  • Low odor, water-based formula
  • Non-yellowing matte finish that will preserve the matte look of americana decor chalky finish paints
  • Scratch, scuff and fingerprint resistant
  • Resistant to household cleaning chemicals
  • Superior indoor and outdoor durability

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Container Size
8 OZ-Ounce


Coating Product Category
Soft Touch Varnish
Paint/Stain Key Features
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Specialty Finish/Small Project

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Customer Questions & Answers

When using on glass, do you apply this before or after baking?

I've painted some glassware with Americana chalky finish for glass, and the directions on that bottle are to cure it in the oven after 4 days of dry time. If I'm wanting to apply the soft touch varnish to add durability and lengthen it's use, do I apply the varnish before or after curing in the oven?
Asked by: chris
This is applied before.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-02-10

how much area coverage do you get with a 16 oz can

Asked by: Killians
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Customer Reviews

Americana Decor 8-oz. Soft Touch Varnish is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Finish This varnish works very well with the Americana Décor chalky paint. It takes it from a matte finish to a smooth surface similar to an eggshell or satin. (I also applied it over some unsealed wood, which didn't work well since the wood soaked up a good portion of the varnish. But that's not really the application this was meant for, so I won't let that negatively affect my review.) The varnish is easy to apply, and clean up is a breeze since it's water based. I actually used a foam brush, and ended up cleaning it out with soap and water between coats since washing it out was so easy. I've used both the crème wax finish and the varnish, and I'd recommend the varnish unless you're going for a wax-specific finish. It goes on easier, doesn't need to be buffed, and has approximately the same look. Plus, it doesn't need to be reapplied every 6-12 months like the wax does. I found that two coats seemed to be sufficient, and couldn't tell much difference after the third coat anyway. Coverage seems to be decent too. The only downside is the lack of instructions on the can - no approximate dry times listed.
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful finish! This was the perfect compliment to my Chalky Finish paint. I purchased a very pretty beadboard cabinet from a thrift store and applied white chalky finish paint. The soft touch vanish gave it the perfect soft, yet sleek look.
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded my expectations The varnish gives the project a polished look. This product exceeded my expectations! It really does give a soft finish and does not alter the color of the chalky paint. It has a milky consistency but dries clear. I used half of the 8 oz jar for the entire bookshelf using one coat.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft touch varnish I used Americana chalky paint on some mason jar centerpieces & I applied varnish to allow easy cleaning of the jars without messing with the paint. It worked perfectly. Definitely a great investment.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Americana decor soft touch vanish I was very surprise now easy it was to put on and dries quickly so I did not have to wait long if I needed another coat. It is also very smooth to the touch. I had painted a piece from my cabinet and then treated that piece very roughly. The paint was still whole and soft on that piece.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Addition to Chalk Paint. Used the same company's chalk paint and was very pleased with the results. Used this Soft Touch Varnish to topcoat and protect the paint. This varnish applied very smoothly, going on with a white film and dried clear. Very durable, enhances the overall appearance of the finished project very nicely. Am well pleased with everything about this product, and will definitely be using this for future projects.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for so many projects This varnish is supposed to be used with the Americana Décor Chalky Finish Paint but It says it can also be used over regular latex paint. This is how I used it. It painted on smoothly and dried to a very pretty soft satin finish. I like that it is a water based formula (easy clean up). I also love that it doesn’t have much smell. It is supposed to be fingerprint resistant as well as scratch and scuff resistant. I like the idea that it’s supposed to be resistant to household cleaning chemicals but I haven’t personally tested that yet. It also is supposed to be great indoors as well as outdoors. All that I’ve used it for has been indoors. I wanted to see if it might make a piece of wood able to be sublimated on since it’s polyurethane. It has possibilities but I will need to test it a lot more. It would not fit in my heat press so I used the iron – I’ll have to let it dry for much longer but it shows promise. I know it is awesome when used on furniture over chalk paint. I love all the chalky paint products made by Americana Décor.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent finish This varnish left a beautiful soft finish and dried quickly. I will use this for all my furniture projects.
Date published: 2015-07-07
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