Priming & Sealing your Furniture
Undercoat or Primer
If you are working with the Autentico Vintage, Velvet or Venice range then the Autentico undercoat is the perfect complement and has a built-in primer.
If you are working with the Versante range then the Autentico primer is recommended.
We always recommend that your primer before using Versante Eggshell
Wax Varnish or Sealer
Wax – Wax helps to seal your paint and acts as a protective barrier on furniture, against marks and drips.
Tip: You will still need to take care with your furniture as things like hot cups or heavy spillages can mark.
Varnish Autentico furniture varnish is water based and helps protect your furniture from harder wear and ‘tear areas’ such as TV units and table tops.
Sealer Out of all the finishes Autentico sealer is the only one that is child safe and meets E1307 regulations. We would recommend using this when painting with Vintage chalk paint on children’s furniture or toys.
Sealer can also be used over Autentico Velvet for walls to help protect paintwork from fingerprints etc.
What is bleed through?
Sometimes when we paint we may see some brown/reddish patches, this is when the woods tannins are released and show through the paint. To combat this you will need to give your piece a coat of either Autentico Undercoat or Primer.
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