Everything you need to know about varnish

In this post, we look at the different types of varnish we sell and explain why you might choose to finish your piece with them and which will work best. Pintyplus make matt, satin, and gloss varnishes all of which are clear and don’t yellow. They are easy to apply and provide a protective topcoat that is almost invisible.

 Varnish spray for arts and crafts Pintyplus

Varnish spray for arts and crafts Pintyplus

You need to varnish?

There are a number of things to consider…

  • Which paint have you used? (chalk paint requires finishing with either wax or varnish)
  • Where is the object going to be located (varnish adds waterproofing and weather protection)
  • How much wear is your object going to get? (additional layers of paint and/or varnish will ensure the paint lasts longer if it’s going to get a lot of contacts)

Varnish doesn’t actually add a significant extra cost to your project as you only need to apply one coat (we advise two or three of paint) You’ll find once you purchase it that you tend to have the same can open for a while and use it for several projects.

Art Range

Water based varnish spray Pintyplus – A low-odor, fast-drying water-based varnish which we created especially for crafters working on projects indoors. Available in gloss, satin, or matt, this varnish is a good all-rounder and can be used as a finish for any of our paints for small or large pieces. Choose this if you want to give a gloss finish to chalk paint
Varnish spray for arts and crafts Pintyplus – A fast-drying acrylic varnish for crafts. Available in a gloss, satin, or matt
Varnish spray Pintyplus for oil paintings– Protect and restore your oil paintings without altering their natural color with this clear glossy spray acrylic varnish

Varnishes for Home & Chalk

Although these varnishes were created for specific paint ranges they are interchangeable, so if you find our chalk or Home is out of stock, you can swap for the equivalent from the other range. Both are low-odor and water-based, the chalk varnish comes in matt finish only, whereas Home has a choice of matt and gloss.

Pintyplus varnish in spray for chalk paint-This Pintyplus varnish in  spray is a quick-drying, colorless and water-based varnish to protect surfaces painted with any chalk or chalky finish paints.

 Pintyplus varnish in spray for chalk paint

Pintyplus varnish in spray for chalk paint


Pintyplus HOME spray paint -The spray paint Pintyplus Home has been specifically created to paint all the objects from your house. Sections of walls, gates, doors and windows even furniture and decorative objects. Suitable for all the surfaces.

Varnishes for Evolution

Evolution is our hard-wearing range of acrylic paints which come in a matt, gloss, or satin finish, each of these sub-ranges also has it’s own varnish associated with it, ideal for finishing furniture or any craft project. Click on the paint images below to choose the varnish.

Pintyplus EVOLUTION acrylic spray paintExtra-quick drying RAL acrylic spray paint. Suitable to use both indoors and outdoors. It provides an excellent protection and a smooth uniform finish. It adheres perfectly on any kind of support: wood, metal, stone, paper, cardboard and some plastics.

 Pintyplus EVOLUTION acrylic spray paint

Pintyplus EVOLUTION acrylic spray paint

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