Meet your new favorite glaze
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Our glaze is a very easy to use product; brush it on and wipe off. It is a water-based glaze that can be used over all chalk or milk paints and Paint Couture. Create your own an antiqued or metallic look that is very popular for cabinets and furniture. The finish, derived from a coat of Glaze Couture, enhances your work and there is so little work to apply Glaze Couture compared to adding a coat of wax. Clean up is easy with just soap and water. Read on for detailed instructions!
prep for success
Before applying Glaze Couture make sure your Paint Couture painted project has dried at least 4 hours. If using chalk type paints wait at least 2 hours before applying Glaze Couture.
If your project shows brush marks, sand lightly with 400 grit sandpaper to remove them. Wipe off any sandpaper dust with a damp cloth and let dry.
Apply the glaze with a brush or 1/2″ nap roller. Liberally apply the glaze. Be sure your tools are dry when applying the glaze. Wait a few minutes and gently wipe off excess glaze using a staining pad, foam brush, cheesecloth or lint free cotton rag. For more working time dampen the cheesecloth or staining pad and wring it out well, then remove the glaze.
To use it as a stain: Apply the glaze evenly with a foam brush and do not remove. It can also be applied with a good quality brush and do not remove the glaze. A second coat may be applied to deepen the glaze color after the first coat has thoroughly dried.
If you have to glaze a large area and need more working time: Paint a coat of Flat or Satin Couture Topcoat to act as a barrier coat. Let this coat of topcoat dry 4 hours before applying the glaze.
Clear Glazing Medium can be added to Glaze Couture to extend your working time.
Allow the glaze to dry 24 hours before applying Couture Topcoat. This will provide the best durability.
Clean up is with warm soapy water.
you’re almost finished
After a minimum of 24 hours you may apply Couture Topcoat as desired for best durability. Follow instructions for the product chosen.
Our glaze dries with to a satin sheen, and does offer protection for your piece so using a topcoat is not needed in most cases. We always recommend a topcoat on cabinetry and table tops.
What is Glaze Couture?<br />
There are 11 colors of Gaze Couture that have been developed to glaze and seal painted furniture and cabinets. Glaze Couture is a water-based product that compliments Paint Couture, chalk based paints, and Milk Paint. The product has superb workability with a long open time for the DIY marketplace. When dry the product will have a Matte sheen and in many cases will not require a topcoat.
Can I mix Glaze Colors Together?
Yes, any of our products can be mixed together within the same line. You can also blend glaze colors on a piece, or layer them for your own unique finish. When layering, be sure to wait until the glaze is completely fry which will take about 4 hours.
Do I need a Topcoat with Paint Couture?<br />
Paint Couture is a hard wearing acrylic resin paint; however, we do recommend the use of our acrylic antiquing glazes and topcoats for durable finishes long term. To further define this, there are certain surfaces that we recommend the use of a topcoat over the layers of our paint and glazes. Examples of surfaces that take a lot of wear and tear and would need a topcoat are: a child’s dresser, end tables with a lot of accessories on them, a kitchen table top, and any cabinets. Examples of surfaces that do not get a lot of use where paint would be fine by itself are mirrors, picture frames, side table legs. Most other every day surfaces would only require the use of our antiquing glazes over the paint for a protective finish. See below for an easier explanation:
• Paint Couture = Durable
• Paint Couture + Glaze Couture = Protective
• Paint Couture + Couture Topcoat = Very Durable
• Paint Couture + Glaze Couture + Couture Topcoat = Most Durable & Protective
Where is paint Couture Made?
All of the Couture Collection products (Paint, Glaze, Topcoats and Gilding Waxes) are made In the USA.