Why do you need to apply a Varnish?

Why do you need to apply a Varnish?

Why do you need to use a Varnish?

We've got all your FAQs covered in our latest tutorial!

Whether you're looking to jazz up your surfboard or any non-porous surface, here's what you need to know:

Preparation is Key!
Ensure your surface is fully painted and dry. We recommend a drying time of 60 to 120 minutes before varnishing

Why Varnish? Varnish protects your artwork from wear, tear, and the harsh realities of friction - On non porous surfaces such as surfboards, glass & plastic a varnish layer will act as a barrier to protect your artwork from coming off.

Choosing the Right Varnish
Look for keywords acrylic & fast-drying spray varnish. Fast drying is usually defined as under 15 minutes drying time. This type of varnish is is indirect contact to avoid smudging & creates a permanent barrier for your artwork.

Application Technique
Apply three coats of varnish. Start with two light coats from different angles, then finish with a heavier third coat. Allow 10 minutes of drying time between coats, with a final drying time of at least 60 minutes.

Safety First! Always work in a well-ventilated area and wear a mask to protect yourself from fumes.

Remember, this technique isn't just for surfboards. It applies to any non-porous surface you're looking to make permanent with varnish. Learn More

Note: While Surfpaints plans to stock varnish in the future, currently, you may need to source it from your local hardware or art store due to shipping challenges with flammable items. PS - we have a limited supply online for AU customers only here.

Watch full video tutorial here

We're here to help make your art last forever.

For more tips, tricks, and to share your own experiences, drop us a message or reach out directly. Let's make the world more colourful, one surfboard at a time!

Surf, paint, protect, repeat.

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