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Can you varnish over blackboard paint.

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by wbmkk, 20 Dec 2017.

  1. wbmkk

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    My son has a small cabinet printed with matt back paint but needs it protected.

    Can he (I) varnish over this.

    If so, is an oil based or water based varnish better?

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    A light sanding and a coat of water based varnish should be fine. Oil based varnish actually gives a yellowish tinge to what ever your painting. Should be ok.
     
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    if you wish to have the ability to still chalk on the surface then mask off areas away from wear areas and be aware they will be matt
     
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