The READY, COLOUR, ENHANCE system that we have is so easy, it’s like taking candy from a baby! Below are FAQ’s answering common Velvet Finishes questions...
Do I have to use READY?
A general rule of thumb is you can always gloss up on a painted piece with very little prep. However, Velvet Finishes is a flat finish paint so it is the lowest gloss level. Make sure to begin with a deglossed surface. If you do not want to use the READY, then we recommend cleaning and sanding.
Can I use Velvet Finishes on laminate and metal surfaces?
Yes, but prep is key. There are many different types of laminates, some are very smooth while others have a grain. We recommend scuffing the surface with a medium grit sanding block prior to using READY. Always do a test spot before proceeding with the entire project for adhesion.
Can I cover paint that is peeling with Velvet Finishes?
No. Applying Velvet Finishes over an existing peeling paint will not work. Scuff the flaking pieces off until there is no more flaking.
Can I paint fabric with Velvet Finishes?
Yes. Velvet Finishes will work great on tight weave fabrics such as cotton and linens. Simply apply as if the surface were wood. If the dried fabric feels a little stiff, lightly scuff with a fine grit sanding block to softened.
Velvet Finishes will NOT work on fabrics with a nap, such as velvets or chenilles.
Also understand that if you are painting a fabric with a pattern in the weave, that pattern will not disappear. In other words, you can change the color, but not eliminate a woven pattern.
Can I paint leather and vinyl with Velvet Finishes?
Yes. Simply clean with READY and paint with COLOUR. We see great results with painted leather. However, if the leather is peeling, painting will not correct this.