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...
What is PROTECT?
PROTECT product is a specially formulated, commercial grade, non-yellowing satin polyacrylic. It has a low matte sheen finish, which is a slightly higher sheen than COLOUR.
PROTECT adds a layer of protection between the paint surface and the world.
How do I apply PROTECT?
PROTECT can be applied with a brush or a roller. You can use the same Reviver brush used for COLOUR. If applying with a roller, roll slowly, as rolling can cause bubbles.
Because the finish of PROTECT has a slightly higher sheen than COLOUR, apply in straight lines as best as possible.
Kellie's Tips: Be sure to apply in a generous amounts, as applying sparingly can cause streaking.
Kellie's Tips: If I am poly-ing a dark piece, I like to tint the poly with the paint. Because of the slightly higher sheen of Protect, it can show streaking if not applied carefully.
There's no real formula for doing this I just add COLOUR to PROTECT so that streaks are a non issue. Applying the PROTECT doesn't have to be done quite so carefully if tinted.
You can also apply PROTECT and apply COLOUR as your final coat. That provides the protection, without the additional sheen, which some prefer.
Is it necessary to use PROTECT?
We feel PROTECT is a must if you have a high traffic piece – like a dining table, the tops of a nightstand, a bookcase shelf. Otherwise, COLOUR dries to a nice, hard surface. However, we are in the habit of using either Protect or the Enhance Glaze on all the pieces we do as a matter of practice.
If you feel you need extra-extra protection for your piece, simply apply additional coats. You do not have to sand in-between coats like most poly’s, just let it dry and apply again.
Can I use a poly I already have on Velvet Finishes?
The short answer is yes, but PROTECT is a specifically made to work with Velvet Finishes, in that we recognize working with poly can be difficult, and have created a formula to make it easier. Not all poly’s are created equal.
Does PROTECT have to be re-applied on a schedule like wax?
NO! Once you apply PROTECT, unless you sand it off, it doesn’t come off.
Can I use PROTECT on other paints?
We get asked this question a lot. So far, we have not heard of any latex paint product PROTECT has not worked well with.