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  • varnish for decoupaged table???

    Hello all,

    just wondering (and hoping!) that someone may be able to help!

    Im decoupaging a table and have no idea what to varnish/seal it with.
    The table is pine and i have painted it with satin wood paint after priming it. Im gonna decoupage the top with PVA (fingers crossed thats good enough) but after that im unsure what to use.

    From my internet research it looks like i should maybe be looking for waterbased varnish? I dont want anything that is going to yellow with age, or spoil the decoupage, and it needs to be very hardwearing as its my dining table.

    Any help or suggestions would be great!

    Kat

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    varnish for decoupage

    I ahve been using Estapol water based varnish, easy to use, no smell.

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    • #3
      Water-based varnish, definitely. The oil-based ones are the yellowing ones.

      You might want to set up a test piece, with some of the same sort of decoupage paper you've used and an old piece of wood. I scared myself once with decoupage, as the paper wrinkled under the varnish when wet - but it dried ok. I've also had ink run under water-based varnish. Mostly it's ok, but a test piece gives you a bit of peace of mind!
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